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Fan belt? 1950 Standard Eight
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Mark Buckley
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Hello, all,

I have a '50 with a 288 engine that needs a new fan belt. The numbers on the old belt are illegible.

Can anyone help me with a modern part. I can't find one for the 1948-50 models in the parts X-reference.

Thanks!

Mark in Seattle

Posted on: 2015/11/2 19:45
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If no one has a current number you could just take the old belt to an auto parts store and have them match it. Or just measure the length and width.

Posted on: 2015/11/2 20:45
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The old belt is apparently not the right belt, so replacing it would be a mistake. There was a very worn belt on the car when bought it 11 years ago. I replaced it after a few years because it literally snapped. The guy at the auto electric shop says the replacement belt that's on the car right now is too narrow and too long, so it would be be best to get a correct belt in the car.

Posted on: 2015/11/2 20:50
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3/4" x 49" Napa 12430 Goodyear 24483 Gates 660

Posted on: 2015/11/2 21:31
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Thanks!

Posted on: 2015/11/3 0:30
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Les, my 80-year-old auto electric guy worked with a parts supplier here in Seattle, who was able to dig through his cross reference books. Les says the belt is a truck belt. Cost to me today, through Acme Auto Electric in Seattle: $31.60.

The belt now in my 1950 with the 288 engine is a:

Gates TR24489

Posted on: 2015/11/4 22:02
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Over on the left in the menu list is a parts X-ref. Alot of info is in there.

Posted on: 2015/11/5 21:07
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