Replacing flat drive belts alternatives?

steven at malikoff.com steven at malikoff.com
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 http://www.sdp-si.com/PDFS/Flat-Belts-and-Pulleys-Metric.pdf
Imperial range of flat belts http://www.sdp-si.com/PDFS/Flat-Belts-and-Pulleys-Inch.pdf
McMaster-Carr if you are in the US  https://www.mcmaster.com/#flat-drive-belts/=18mscic
>From a quick search there are also various sizes of flat belts on eBay, for audiophiles
restoring old tape decks.

Steve.



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