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#91 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted August 18, 2012 - 06:25 PM

The circled bolt is where I put two 1/2" nuts to get the belt snug enough to mow with. It only has about 1-1/2" of threads.

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Posted August 18, 2012 - 06:34 PM

Can you change that bolt out with a full threaded one like I posted? That would give you more lea-way with belt slack.

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Posted August 18, 2012 - 06:42 PM

Larry, that pulley goes too far forward as it is. It almost hits the front cross piece where it bolts on now. That's why I say the belt is too long.

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Posted August 18, 2012 - 08:18 PM

Hmmmm. My big muel pully has almost 1-1/2 clearance to the front bar and the belt is tight, little pully has way more. this is a 145 right? After all the desussion I went out and mowed over the septic just to make sure mine was still good. Try an 80" belt, but I would shoot for a belt length that gives you at least a 1" clearance on that big muel pully.

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Posted August 19, 2012 - 12:49 AM

This is on my 165 closed side. Both mule pulleys are close to the front bar with an 82" belt.

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Posted August 19, 2012 - 06:33 PM

You have a TSC close by? I have used the Guess at the length method, and continued to exchange till I finnaly got to the correct size.

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Posted August 20, 2012 - 04:22 AM

Closest TSC is 20 miles one way! The belt I used was from NAPA, 2 miles. Since it cannot be returned now, I find some other use for it. May just get a 79" and an 80". Put the 79 on but not run it. If it looks good, take the 80" back my next trip.

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Posted August 20, 2012 - 06:15 PM

Kenny, I had to chuckle at your post. the clostest TSC to me is
27 mins / 23.82 miles as mapquest calculates..... I do drive by there every day on my way to work.

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Posted August 20, 2012 - 06:37 PM

TSC is 18 miles to my south, and another 26 miles to the north.

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Posted August 21, 2012 - 08:04 AM

But, I have to drive to another town NW of Tulsa to get there and that would be the only reason to go there. A 40 mile road trip for 2 belts plus another 40 miles to take back one of them. Not very cheap belts.

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Posted August 21, 2012 - 07:37 PM

Kenny, no place closer? Tulsa, I believe is a pretty big town. Should be someone local. We have an old little hole in the wall place that all the area farmers go to for belts and hoses. Building doesn’t look like much, but best prices around. Belts (2) for the Ford 195, both long and 5/8 inch wide… under $45. Half price from any of the other Farm and Home Supply or auto parts stores; I’ve been buying from him for over twenty years (more like thirty). Most people don’t even know the place exists. Look around, these places are like treasures, hard to find, but definitely worth the look.

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Posted August 22, 2012 - 06:19 AM

My only other option would be NAPA. Don't know of any other place that has good belts. I like TSC's belts, they last very well. Just no stores in Tulsa, all in out lying towns. I also like there 'bolts by the pound'.

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Posted August 22, 2012 - 11:01 PM

... I also like there 'bolts by the pound'.


I have used many. I believe if a bolt is going to fight me, then I just wish it would break off. I will replace it anyways, not into perfect restorations.

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Posted September 23, 2012 - 06:39 AM

While I was at TSC the other day, I picked up a 79" Kevlar belt. I took the old one along and use their tool to measure it, came to 81+". Hopefully, this will get the mule drive adjustments back where they should be.




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