Apr 11th, 04, 01:20 PM
I know this may sound dumb, but I was wondering if there is any company that makes a deep V shaped belt. I need on for my Power Steering that has deep grove pulleys and would like to get a belt that has more rubber to make it fit deeper into the pulley. The one I am using now is more of a U shaped and doesnt go very deep into the pulley
Any ideas if any company makes them ?
Apr 11th, 04, 01:45 PM
Deep groove pulleys for the old hi-po solid lifter engines let the belt sit deeper into the pulley so that at high revs the belt would stay in the pulley and not throw the belt. Where he top of the belt is the important thing, not the bottom of the belt. Do you have a 302, 396/375hp engine?
Apr 11th, 04, 03:09 PM
Its a 454. It occasionally will throw the belt, acutally turn it upside down. The pulleys seem to be aligned fairly straight. I dont know why it keeps throwing the belt. My thought was to get a belt that has more of V and would sit deeper in the pulleys.
Apr 11th, 04, 04:05 PM
Try Dayco belts. They use off the shelf Dayco belts on the ARCA, BUSCH AND NASCAR cars.
Apr 11th, 04, 04:53 PM
yep, the dayco "topcog" belts are two thumbs up. i'm using the factory belt/pulley config. on my 68 (alternator way out on the driver side), with power steering, and its seen just shy of 7k on occasion and never thrown a belt (until i just now jinxed myself probably graemlins/clonk.gif ). i did throw a standard belt before however. just make sure your pulleys are as close to lined up as possible, and get a set of topcog belts, and all should be fine.
Apr 12th, 04, 03:30 PM
If the belt has greater mass in the narrower part, then at high rpm's the greater mass will flip to the outside. Any belt that does not "want" to flip over will have greater mass to the outside of the belt. Make sure you have the pulleys aligned and the belt is not too wide for the pulley.