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Re: What would you do if......?
Duct tape can be used (we're talking emergency stuff here) to make a belt for this use. You couldn't use a "real" belt, as there's no way to adjust it to make it tighter or looser, using just the crank and the fan.
Twist up the duct tape so it's round, kinda, and go around the pulleys a bunch of times - should work.
No, I haven't done it, only read it in a 4x4 magazine, but it sounds like it would be worth a shot in this situation.
Also, I think I saw on an old Macgyver show that you can use a pair of pantyhose too - tie 'em up tight around the pulleys.
I'd try it if it was all I had.
There is a product, it's an emergency v-belt made out of links that you add or remove to make different size belts. Again, you couldn't really tighten it though, so I don't know how that would work in this case.
Just random thoughts,
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