Michael M wrote:
Where do you find those spring belts?
He he.... big secret.....
Basically, most cars still have the original ones....
or, I install a power truck set, this usually includes the belts.
They should last forever, as long as they don't get lost.
However, I collect each and every small (car) engine seal,
that is discarded at our repair shop....
Especially those with a diameter of maybe 1 to 2",
those have a spring that is similar to the spring belts.
I cut them to length with a Xuron track cutter,
then bend up the first winding with a knife, so I may lock the ends together.
This is the nasty part.... I barely see the ends by now, it's even hard with a magnifier,
and it has to be done with the belt already in the truck....
You can't install a spring belt when it is connected.
There are several "strengths" of those springs in seals. Many are too strong/ hard.
I have a small box of them, and try to use a "soft" one that matches the original.