The speed of the damper vs pump is not belt width, the diameters are different.
Yes, the pump speed will be proportionate to the ratio of the pump pulley and the balancer pully; I get that
The late water pump has far more capacity than the early pump. Its rated output is 14.5 GPM (gallons per minute) per 1,000 pump RPM, 72% higher than the early pump at 8.4 GPM. In use, the water delivery rates are more similar because the early pump turns faster due to its pulley sizes.
@panic (or our other valued contributors) - can you clarify what are you saying here ........
I think you are you confirming that, although the later pump has higher flow per rpm, the net result is similar to earlier 216 config as the ratio of (later) 235 balancer to later pump makes the net flow similar to 216 pump/balancer?
The spoiler surely is that, we want the 216 pump mounted to the adapter plate so we get the fan in the correct location; and so, we need the 216 balancer to maintain the correct flow rate.
Isn't that the case?