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Old 08-19-2011, 09:26 PM
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What Belt to use?

I'm going to use a 350 chevy with an alternator only. No air, no power steering. The alternator is mounted low on driver's side.

Question: Can anyone give me a part # of a Vbelt that would work? I know I could go out and measure and go to parts store and go through a bunch of belts, but if you know what would work, help a fella out.

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How would anyone know which size belt to use on your setup?? Go out and set your alternator in the middle of the adjustment bracket, wrap an extension cord around the pulleys, mark it and buy a belt of that length.
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How would anyone know which size belt to use on your setup?? Go out and set your alternator in the middle of the adjustment bracket, wrap an extension cord around the pulleys, mark it and buy a belt of that length.
Exactly and while at the parts store buy 3 one larger and one smaller that way if you are off it saves a trip back.
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Okay. I'll measure and get more than one.
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There is a code in the belt numbers that will say the length of the belt, a good parts man will know this.
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The belt numbers are fairly easy to read. The first two digits are the type of V in the pulley, and the last three are the length.

For example belt # 15365 is for a type 15 V-pulley (.44 wide groove, which is probably what you have), and the belt is 36.5 inches. There is also a type 17 pulley (.53 wide) I have seen used in newer vehicles.

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You can weasle a tape measure around the pulleys. Then hit the auto parts store for at least 3 belts. Make a deal with them on the returns of 2.

My last belt sizing I measured then tossed that one and got 2 belts on either side of it. The longest one just fit. Then I took a cruize with car past the auto parts store and returned the orphans. I was going to go for a ride anyway so I saved a trip. haha
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You can weasle a tape measure around the pulleys. Then hit the auto parts store for at least 3 belts. Make a deal with them on the returns of 2.

My last belt sizing I measured then tossed that one and got 2 belts on either side of it. The longest one just fit. Then I took a cruize with car past the auto parts store and returned the orphans. I was going to go for a ride anyway so I saved a trip. haha
It took me three returns to get my Rambler one right. I was going to the parts store anyway. It's like doing handyman work around the house ANYTHING you do is going to take a few trips to the hardware store I don't care how simple the project. At least thinking that makes me feel better.

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