The 1916 roadster we are working on has a Peerless Ford radiator. We removed the waterpump and find that a stock 1916 23 inch belt is too short (fan hits on the bottom) the next size offered is 25 7/8 inches which is too long. What do you recommend for a size in between? thanks in advance, Paul
Take your too small and too large belts to the auto parts store and find a flat multi-V belt that is between the two. Flat multi-V belts make very good and durable Model T fan belts.
Sounds like you have the wrong size fan pulley Paul. Your car needs the small pulley on both fan and crank.
thanks, Jim---will try that.
Royce--is that a 23 inch belt in your photo? Paul
Try driving it without the belt (and fan) - works for many including me.
Paul, those belts from the auto parts store described by Jim last longer than any belt I have ever bought from a T part vender.
I used to have endless belts made at a specialty belt store but price has gotten very expensive on these special made belts.
Royce, doesn't that fuel line need a few more fittings?
A belt like that >>> http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/179374/226858.html?1311951546
The fuel fittings save from the expense and effort to replace a short fuel line. Probably had a filter there at some time in the past, but the filter has been removed.