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Gates Super HC belt

PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 10:51 am
by MollyBlossom
You recommend the Gates Super HC belt on your web site. I notice they have a 3VX belt that is 3/8 inch wide at the top and a 5VX belt that is 5/8 inch wide at the top. My sheave is 1/2 inch wide at the top. Which Gates Super HC do you recommend?

Re: Gates Super HC belt

PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 12:12 pm
by Coulomb
The belt should not bottom out. That is, the sides of the belt should make the only contact.

Most often Ample alternators are set up for 1/2 belts.

Re: Gates Super HC belt

PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 6:54 am
by MollyBlossom
Gates doesn't make a Super HC belt to fit a 1/2 inch sheave. It's either 3/8 or 5/8. Why do you recommend this belt when it doesn't fit your 1/2 inch sheave?

Re: Gates Super HC belt

PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 12:33 pm
by Coulomb
Actually we stopped using Gates a long time ago, and switched to Dayco TopCog belts.

Maybe it was because they quit making the 1/2 inch?