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Thread: Belts for vintage machines

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    Super Member kitsykeel's Avatar
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    Belts for vintage machines

    Recently Joe posted some info regarding belts for vintage machines. He mentioned the proper belt to use. Here are pics to the two types I have, one from Featherweight (flat)and one from my 15-91 (round rubber). Name:  machine belts 001.JPG
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Size:  136.9 KBI think that is what it is-a Japanese clone.) Which one is the proper one? Thank you for any info you can give me. I really appreciate your help.
    Kitsy

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    The round rubber one is not great for motors. The one on the left is good. Lug belts are good too.

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    The V-belt puts much less tension on the motor bushings than the round rubber belt. The 15 clone didn't come with that round rubber band belt. It came with a V-Belt. Those rubber band belts came along later as a cheap and quick way to put a belt on the machines. They put a constant heavy load on the motor shaft bushings and can cause and accelerate wear on those parts.

    The belt on the left is correct and preferred.

    Joe

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    Super Member kitsykeel's Avatar
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    Candace and Joe,

    Thanks for the info, I will be ordering some for my machines. Now that I know how to post pics I want to show my vintage machines. Should I do it on this thread or is there someplace else it should go?
    Kitsy

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