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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-27-2002, 09:38 AM
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OBA Serpintine Pulley Alternative

I had read in the last few days a comment from someone about grinding out the center groove of a York double groove pulley so it could be used for a serpintine belt setup. Any body done this? Any write up on it? Does it flatten the grooves on the serpintine belt. Any help would be appreciated [img]images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]. Thanks
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Re: OBA Serpintine Pulley Alternative

I would NOT DO THAT. You are just asking for trouble. Unless you were perfect your belts would never last more than a few weeks at best.
The best thing to do is to go to a junk yard and look around for a pully that is the correct size and type, and take it. probably won't cost more than $5, and you can bring it to a shop to have it redrilled for your use. That will be safe and reliable.
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Re: OBA Serpintine Pulley Alternative

Thanks. I would love to know where to get a serpintine clutch pulley for a York for 5 bucks [img]images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img] (if you have one or can get one let me know, I will give you 4 times your money for it and we would both be extremly happy! [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]). Thanks again for your input.
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Re: OBA Serpintine Pulley Alternative

OH, I didn't realize that you were talking about a york.... hmmm that does make it a lot harder to find, but still not impossible. Maybe you could bring your clutch to a machine shop and have them turn it for you, they will be able to get it right, and keep it round. And they probably won't charge too much.
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Re: OBA Serpintine Pulley Alternative

Check with an outfit called "Factory Air". They make all kinds of replacment parts for air conditioners. They can probably advise you which pulley to use.
Try this phone number: (972)316-8100 and ask for technical assistance.
As a belt application guy, I can tell you, the belt won't last long in the deal you were suggesting.
Hope this helps.
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Re: OBA Serpintine Pulley Alternative

grinding it MIGHT work, actually, if there is enough meat once its removed, Ill guess its hollow once you grind the POint away though.

wouldnt it be easier to find a serp pulley and weld it onto the Yorks pulley?

take alot of time getting it centered, then tack 4 alternating corners, and keep tacking opposite sides until its strong, I dont think it would take more than about 8 strong tacks to hold it

I think they cost $60-$100 from the ONboard air sources

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Re: OBA Serpintine Pulley Alternative

Again, you DON'T WANT THE GROOVES of a serpentine belt riding against a flat pulley. Not only will it eventually destroy the belt, but will cause tracking problems. Do it right, and replace the pulley. You'll be better off in the long run.
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Re: OBA Serpintine Pulley Alternative

Excuse me, I got carried away. I mean the RIBS of the serpentine belt, not the grooves. [img]images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]
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Re: OBA Serpintine Pulley Alternative

you dont think the sides are enough to keep the belt in alighment?

Id probably have a buddy cut the original pulley down smaller than a serp pulley from a Junkyard, and then weld it on there, cost would be junkyard pulley ( $5 or less around here) and a case of beer for Lathe time at freinds house.

I dont care either way, but if its the pulley from onbboard air costs which $110 , or experiement with some $5 ideas, Id go thru some serp belts before I dropped the coin for a pulley!

but hey, if you've got more $$ than time, then quit asking questions and order the proper pulley! hehe
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