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Serpentine belt conversion?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Mastiff, Jul 14, 2004.

  1. Mastiff

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    I can't make the search feature work here... Can anyone point me to info on converting to serpentine belts? I'm pretty sure I've heard of people doing it.
     
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    This WAS a tech article on it but the info was lost.....sandman may have some answers for you tho clickity
     
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    I am wondering what is the advantage of this? Is it just so you can have one belt, or is there a better efficiency with the conversion?

    It definitely has a high bling factor.


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    I think they are less prone to breakage, they don't squeal like V-belts, and with the auto tensioner they always have the correct tension, at least in theory. I think they are also claimed to rob less horsepower, but I'm not so sure about that.

    I spotted this retro kit on Jeg's, but it looks like sort of a hybrid. The belts are serpentine-like, but there are two of them still and no tensioner:

    http://www.jegs.com/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/ProductDisplay?prrfnbr=3557&prmenbr=361
     

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