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#1 posted 02-11-2018 07:05 PM

They used leather belts
- Rick_M

Yup, and you can still get them – but most people have switched over to poly-v belts. The only problem is getting it fitted. The leather belts were attached using metal staples at the seam. To use the newer poly-v belts, you will have to yank the spindle to get it on. Not really a bad idea anyway, since you will want to check the bearings/bearing surfaces prior to putting it into use.


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