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    Hey guys, Just was wondering, I have 24 amf
    black rough-top dist belt. They are about
    15 months old.At first they worked ok, now
    they are getting hard and not grabing the pins,you can hold back the pins with your
    little finger. The boys at AMF say they
    never heard of this happening, Please let
    me hear your comments, thanks JR

  • #2
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    I dont know mch about the black AMF belt but, if your looking for a HG belt for the 70's give Stahl's a call. I checked out a new one that their selling and it kick's butt!!

    Ed
    Please buy MADE IN USA!

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    • #3
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      Ed (& all): that's their Tuffy rough top. It's orange with a diamond-shaped top. It's also tacky enough underneath to let the drive pulley grip it. Moves pins great!

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      • #4
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        I was using those diamond belts back in
        the late 80'.

        Check with a local belt supplier to see
        if you can't get them locally.

        I had them custom cut and made a little wider.

        great belt for that amount of oil we have to use now

        Doc


        quote:

        Ed (& all): that's their Tuffy rough top. It's orange with a diamond-shaped top. It's also tacky enough underneath to let the drive pulley grip it. Moves pins great!

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        • #5
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          I've had my AMF Nitrile belts in for 2 years now and they still grip. I'll never by anything else.

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          • #6
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            I too use the Nitrile belts and love them. I had the same problem with the black belts amoung other problems.undefined
            Give me a hammer and some duct tape and I can fix it!

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            • #7
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              I think I have tried'em all, but I really like my belt skiver #792 516 021 for the rough top belts,makes me feel like tool time Tim. oooaaaooo or how does that go?
              If at first you don't succeed, try, try, again. Then quit. There's no use being a damn fool about it." -W.C.Fields

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              • #8
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                It pains me to say this but I like the "Disad vantage" hi grip belt. I have not tried some of the others. But I have had these belts on for a couple of years and they hold up to the oil.

                king

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                • #9
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                  Yo, man, like totally whatever...
                  Why not just the good ol' white fabric ones? They are fine. The rubber rough tops and whatever else work good too but this doesn't seem to be a part that can be improved on too much. Others only cost more and throw more variables into the mix. An example is your hardening and slickening of the roughys. Whatever dude. [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif[/img]

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                  • #10
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                    Magic,

                    The white ones are good but they do not seem to hold up like the others. I have also seen them kind of "melt down" on the top surface.

                    king

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                    • #11
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                      To get back to the question at hand… [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif[/img]

                      JR,
                      Some of ours have hardened too, although I haven’t seen any ill effects & they are much older than 15 months. Probably closer to 7 yrs. Are they giving you problems?
                      Dutch

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                      • #12
                        Talked to Al at AMF. He says if you have problems with your distrib belts getting slick and causing pin jambs, use an industrial strength cleaner (not your lane cleaner which leaves a residue that turns the oil into a super lube), then wipe clean with a dry clean towel. I tried it and the pin jams I was having from pins sliding on the dist belt completely went away.

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                        • #13
                          Wow, really old thread. Circa 2001.

                          Non harsh cleaners if any to clean belts. I never use cleaners. Dry rag only.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Broncos View Post
                            Talked to Al at AMF.
                            Who?
                            Regards,

                            Billy T
                            bthompson@qubicaamf.us

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                            • #15
                              Why was this post brought back up from 2001?

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