Felt I didn't have enough projects! Colchester Master 2500

  1. MattH

    MattH Member

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    Probably, but there are a few projects inline before it!
     
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  2. MattH

    MattH Member

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    The belts are fine.
    What’s the issue with getting belts?
    Measure the width, measure the outside length and order a pair of standard vee belts.

    People always scratch around for Bridgeport belts (which are £30+ each), standard vee belt of the same dimensions is £1.50.
     
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  3. ukracer Forum Supporter

    I had major problems measuring and getting a belt for my compressor so i was worried about getting it right...if you get a coffee break could you measure yours see if i get the same when i measure. ;)

    Where would you go to get v belts?
     
  4. MattH

    MattH Member

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    I generally cut an old belt and straighten it out to measure or use string to follow around the back of the belt.
    I buy them from anywhere that has them, but buy something branded.

    I will measure mine when I get a spare moment.
     
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  5. Turbo Member

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    I have used some nylon rope to measure belts. Get some that fits the pulley groove nicely, cut it to length, melt the ends & stick them together. You can now check the rope belt by fitting it & tensioning it lightly. Adjust the length until you're happy with the fit & take it to your belt supplier. They can put your rope belt on their measuring tool to get the exact belt size.
     
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  6. Carl Wilson Member

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    Really nice. Well done.
     
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