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That appears to be a newer belt. How wide was it? What type of repair was used after it failed?Here's a few Screen Shots I took of the video showing Beth Breaking a belt with her Port Huron on the Sawmill.
There's a Whole Lot of Wrinkles in it as it De-Stretches back towards the Engine.
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No Idea. . .That appears to be a newer belt. How wide was it? What type of repair was used after it failed?
As long as it doesn't go home with you.Hi Harvey,
Wow! I knew we had over loaded the belt a time or two. The 31.5Hp rating surprises me. Notice that I did NOT say it is wrong, I had no idea the rating would be that low.
I wonder how many times we have abused the belt in the 60Hp - 80Hp range. I said we have been up to the 140Hp range with the Blue Brake. Now I am wondering if we borrowed a bigger belt for that run. Perhaps in the future when someone askes us what it would take to get us to bring the Brake to their event, we will require them to provide a drive belt for the big dogs.
You folks are having too much fun with all that horsepower. Maybe you should all buy some new, stronger belts, but keep the old ones for action!As long as it doesn't go home with you.
Need wouldn't be the problem, but I still don't imagine any profit potential. After accessorizing our engines, we're all to cheap to spend the money for a professional belt splice!You folks are having too much fun with all that horsepower. Maybe you should all buy some new, stronger belts, but keep the old ones for action!
Back to the subject of repairing belts...I should mention that Mulhern presents (or used to present) a training course in belting splicing, for those of you who might be interested in doing your own lap splicing of multi-ply rubber/canvas belts. They should also be able to supply materials and tools for the job. This might need to be scheduled thru one of their distributors. I don’t know how much it costs these days. This is probably on their website.
For many years I thought about building a mobile belting fab/repair shop to drive to the shows, basically set up in a 1 ton van. Here in the northeast there wasn’t much of a demand for serious power transmission belting. Most of the displays at the local engine shows only used low or fractional horsepower and many of the the exhibitors were not interested in performance belts. While the idea turned out to be a flop here in the northeast, I have a feeling that it might work for your gatherings.
Just my .02 and that’s about all it’s worth....
Yes, lack of profit is definitely a deal breaker...Need wouldn't be the problem, but I still don't imagine any profit potential. After accessorizing our engines, we're all to cheap to spend the money for a professional belt splice!
So how close was my technique to the Mulhern instruction?
Oh, if I'd only had that advice at the time! Fortunately no fist fight, but I recall wondering a couple times how wise it was to have sharp objects in close proximity while seeing daggers in the eyes.....Only thing I would change is this: I would not ask my wife for help with this procedure. Very high probability for a misunderstanding. The belt splice might get screwed up during the fist fight.
I had a friend and his wife told me one time that what was hers was hers and 1/2 of everything her husband had was hers. She divorced him the following year. I think he would now tell you her saying was mostly true.......** By the way, my wife owning everything is not a bad thing. My key still fits in the door when I come home. There are a few things I own, such as the cap she gave me for Christmas.
Okay, I went through that twice. Pretty much cleaned me out. Left me with 25 cents and the shirt in my back. So why did I go back and do it a third time? Once a dog gets a taste of a porcupine, he’ll go back for more.....Sometimes the cost of getting rid of a hateful spouse is worse than putting up with them! But sometimes it may well be worth the cost!