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MG Midget and Sprite Technical - Fan Belt
Well my latest escapade is as follows:
My fan belt has started to snap.
I ordered a replacement part and I am disappointed with the quality, there is a rather large lump in the belt and the cord is almost hanging out the side.
I am going to speak to the seller tomorrow, can any of you tell me if Halfords would stock the right belt for my car as I would really like to have it usable on Sunday.
For reference my car is a 1975 midget.
On a different note I am going to have to sell my Midget as my parents want their garage back, so if any of you know of someone who would want a running, MOT'ed and taxed project please let me know!
Halfords should have a belt for your car but you could also try your local car parts shop its suprising just what you can get from the normal places.
|Europarts and around here Parkers, online or better still tell them the reg / make and model or the info off the belt or measure the width and length in mm and say its for a 70s motor. If you don't damage it and its wrong then a factor will swap it for another to try plus any price difference.|
Halfords are getting out of non main stream car parts by the way.
|Dave Squire - Notts|
|Halfords do do a belt, in fact I was looking at getting a non standard one so that the alternator is a little further out and down - this makes removing no 1 spark plug a lot easier. I'll dig out which one you need if you are interested. |
Josh L knows what reference number it is... Josh?
|C L Carter|
|As Christian says, the stock fanbelt for the 1500 is a bit tight, making it a pain to install and resulting in the alternator being rather close to the block (and No1 plug).|
Additionally Halfords don't have it!
They do however, have one that is 1" or so longer which is perfect on all counts, I don't recall the model off-hand but will pop the car and have a look in the morning.
|Ive always taken my belts with me to the auto parts store ...even if its broke... Its so much easier then guessing....i do the same with radiator hoses also.|
For some reason im always letting the belt slip off the back side of the pulley next to the block....just agervating to see this when you start the car
|Prop and the Blackhole Midget|
|My local motorparts centre do lots of them in all sizes, just take the belt along and they's line it up and there is always a selection that fit.|
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