Replacing flat drive belts alternatives?

steven at steven at
Mon Jul 24 01:48:36 CDT 2017

Craig said
> 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?
Have you tried a mechanical parts supplier such as Stock Drive Products? for instance
Metric range of flat belts
Imperial range of flat belts
McMaster-Carr if you are in the US
>From a quick search there are also various sizes of flat belts on eBay, for audiophiles
restoring old tape decks.


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