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Offline Bobby B

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346 Flathead Belts at Blowout Prices.......
« on: November 17, 2017, 05:47:18 PM »
To all us Flathead Owners.....RockAuto is basically giving away Gates Belts for our cars. Just punch in your size. They're ribbed, but not too much else available. They're between $2.00-$7.00 each, normally just under $20. I use an alternator on my '47, so I'm running a TR28498 for that belt. Even if you have "Show" Belts, at this price you can't beat it for trunk spares.
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1947 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible Coupe
1968 Mustang Convertible
1973 Mustang Convertible
1969 Jaguar E-Type Roadster
1971 Datsun 240Z
1979 H-D FLH

Offline John Washburn CLC 1067

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Re: 346 Flathead Belts at Blowout Prices.......
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2017, 04:36:10 PM »
bobby,

How do I find them on Rock Auto? What do I type in?

The confused Johnny
John Washburn
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1937 LaSalle Coupe
1938 6519F Series Imperial Sedan
1949 62 Series 4 Door
1953 Coupe DeVille
1956 Coupe DeVille
1992 Eldorado Touring Coupe America Cup Series

Offline Bobby B

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Re: 346 Flathead Belts at Blowout Prices.......
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2017, 06:15:59 PM »
bobby,

How do I find them on Rock Auto? What do I type in?

The confused Johnny

Type in the belt number in the search box starting with "TR" which is Gates's first two letters for that style belt. Some of them were less than $2.00!  You can tell the cardboard sleeves are older so people are probably trying to deplete their stock for that style belt. Hope this helps.....
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1947 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible Coupe
1968 Mustang Convertible
1973 Mustang Convertible
1969 Jaguar E-Type Roadster
1971 Datsun 240Z
1979 H-D FLH

Offline tripwire

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Re: 346 Flathead Belts at Blowout Prices.......
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2017, 08:16:55 AM »
Bobby B,
Thanks for the heads up.  I found belts for my Lasalle. One was $1.65 and the other was $5.08.  Let's just hope they're worth all that I spent.

WParo in VT
Driving now:
2013 CTS4 Performance Coupe
1940 LaSalle 5229 C4D

A few I used to drive:
1976 Cadillac Ambulance
1969 Cadillac Hearse, Superior Body
1966 Buick Wildcat Hearse
1957 Ford Thunderbird x 3, 1 E code, 2 D code
1956 Oldsmobile Rocket 88 Sedan
1949 Mercury Convertible
1949 Mercury Coupe, Mild Custom
1936 Buick Special Sedan

Offline Tom Boehm

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Re: 346 Flathead Belts at Blowout Prices.......
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2017, 05:13:06 PM »
Hello Wes, I have a 1940 Lasalle and could use some spares. What are the part numbers of the belts you bought? Thanks,  Tom,

Offline tripwire

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Re: 346 Flathead Belts at Blowout Prices.......
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2017, 09:42:39 AM »
Tom,
I just bought the ones that came up from the search by Part Catalog tab.  Although, I see today the belts I bought are no longer included in the results. 
I honestly don't know if the ones I bought are going to fit/work or not and was planning on trying them this weekend.  I can let you know once I get out in the garage and try to put them on the car.

If you want to take a chance the part numbers are:
Fan Belt: 28347  measures 7/8 x 34.7 inches. $1.65
Generator & Water Pump: TR28480 measures 25/32 x 48-5/8 inches. $5.03
which you can find by using the search by part number tab.

The one that come up in the search by Part Catalog are a bit different.  They only list the generator / water pump belt, TR30484, 7/8 x 49, $18.92
and AC Delco TR30484, .94" x 48.97" $21.99
Driving now:
2013 CTS4 Performance Coupe
1940 LaSalle 5229 C4D

A few I used to drive:
1976 Cadillac Ambulance
1969 Cadillac Hearse, Superior Body
1966 Buick Wildcat Hearse
1957 Ford Thunderbird x 3, 1 E code, 2 D code
1956 Oldsmobile Rocket 88 Sedan
1949 Mercury Convertible
1949 Mercury Coupe, Mild Custom
1936 Buick Special Sedan

 

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