Single belt

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  1. LaTroca52

    LaTroca52 Member

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  2. LaTroca52

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    Is it possible it get enough tension for a single belt?
    Figuring out a bracket for a Power steering pump and bracket for my 235
    Thanks
     
  3. 52wasp

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    I'd say it's as much wrap as it is tension. Too much tension eats up the bearings, hence all the idlers on today's serpentine setups- you get all the wrap you need, and one spring-loaded tensioner to keep the whole deal snug.
     
  4. coilover

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    I have run a single belt on my 37 Buick straight eight for over 30 years with no problem and it has an a/c compressor where you have a p/s pump. The compressor puts way more drag on a belt than does the pump. I was concerned by just 45* of belt wrap on the water pump so I put an electric fan on it those many years ago with the idea that since a fan is a bigger draw than the pump I could do away with the fan blade if needed. It was a baseless worry and I haven't had the fan on from the day it was installed. The Buick looks just like a 235 with two less cylinders.
     

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  5. LaTroca52

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    Thanks for the pics Evan
    I’m going to look for a 2 belt pulley for the alternator next weekend.
     
  6. wolffcub

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    Setup i made using a double power steering pulley.
     

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  7. LaTroca52

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    Thanks for the pics will run that route if I can’t find a double pulley to fit my alternator.
     
  8. Zig

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    That is an awesome setup and I love all the chrome!
    Should I ever feel the need to add AC, I will go this route!
    ...Maybe even add chrome too... #cool#
     
  9. Bill Hanlon

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    That is how my truck is except a dual belt pulley on an A/C compressor instead of a power steering pump.
     
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  10. LaTroca52

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    Engine is a piece of jewelry
    Did you make your own brackets?
     

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