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Justhorsenround #1458270 Mon Jul 11 2022 01:15 AM
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Right. I know. I mean the stuff that’s in stick form.

JW51 #1458274 Mon Jul 11 2022 01:21 AM
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The stuff in stick form is called belt dressing.


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JW51 #1458280 Mon Jul 11 2022 02:16 AM
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JW51 On your 1/2 inch belt,you have to watch out for FHP fractional horsepower belt,not an automotive belt. Will be the wrong angle for your pulleys.

klhansen #1458285 Mon Jul 11 2022 03:17 AM
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Originally Posted by klhansen
The stuff in stick form is called belt dressing.

You guys are killing me.

JW51 #1458298 Mon Jul 11 2022 04:12 AM
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JW51 I went searching and it appears the sticks are not available
No one seems to sell solid dressing only spray options now
Maybe too many people lost fingers applying the stick form
My stick on the go is probably 20 yrs old now so perhaps I was overly optimistic that I could just buy another one
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JW51 #1458322 Mon Jul 11 2022 12:12 PM
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It's also available in liquid, non-aerosol form.


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1956 Cadillac Coupe de Ville (The Bismarck)
1966 Oldsmobile Toronado (The Purple Knif)
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JW51 #1458332 Mon Jul 11 2022 12:41 PM
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Your truck balancer and generator pulleys are from a truck engine and are designed for a 1/2” belt, but there is no risk of the belt bottoming out using a 3/8” belt. I have done it many times with my water pump adapter.
I would recommend switching over to a 3/8” belt and see how it goes.


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BTW, it’s hard to convey emotion in these posts, I did take all the belt dressing comments as good fun.

I spent some fender time last night scratching my head and looking things over. A couple of insights:

1) I’m not so certain my original measurement of the belt is correct. Need to find my calipers and check again. Top side of belt appears to be somewhere between 3/8 and 1/2. I suppose those are nominal descriptions. Is there some standard as to what they measure in real life?

2) Sure looks to me like the generator is slightly misaligned with the other pulleys. Not by much. It sits closer to the firewall by the thickness of a washer or two at most. I will correct that and see what happens.

Would seem that spray belt dressing is all you can get these days. But I know of a couple crusty old tractor dealers who might have a stick of the old stuff in back. I’m too curious now to let it go. Even if it means nothing.

JW51 #1458342 Mon Jul 11 2022 01:22 PM
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Found these sticks.

Tractor supply only sells an aerosol dressing. $4.99

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JW51 #1458351 Mon Jul 11 2022 02:54 PM
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Chuck,

I think the San Jose Belt Dressing might be the kind used for cleaning abrasive belts found in belt sanders or grinders. That seems to be the only type of "belt dressing" in stick form out there.

Last edited by Otto Skorzeny; Mon Jul 11 2022 03:19 PM.

1939 Packard Standard Eight Coupe (The Phantom)
1950 Chevrolet 3100 (Ol' Roy)
1956 Cadillac Coupe de Ville (The Bismarck)
1966 Oldsmobile Toronado (The Purple Knif)
1966 Ford Mustang (Little Red)
1964 Ford Galaxie 500 coupe
1979 Ford F-100
1976 Ford F-150 (Big Red)
1995 Ford F-150 (Newt)
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