Replacing flat drive belts alternatives?

dwight dkelvey at
Sun Jul 23 22:22:28 CDT 2017

I wouldn't expect the cogged belt to work well.

The teeth would still cause jumps.

Now, if you came up with a way to grind the teeth off.

That might work.


From: cctech <cctech-bounces at> on behalf of Craig Ruff via cctech <cctech at>
Sent: Sunday, July 23, 2017 8:45:41 AM
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Subject: Replacing flat drive belts alternatives?

I would like to have both the drives in my HP 9895A working. Since flat belts for old equipment are becoming nearly impossible to find, has anyone had success replacing a flat belt with a toothed?  Either by reversing the belt or by also replacing the pulleys?  Or by the installation of an idler pully to correct for belt stretch?

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