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    I am taking care of a new center which has what appear to be ancient old Brunswick powerlifts. the problem, or brain teaser is, how to adjust the belt tension on these things. nothing appears to be adjustable. motor mount is not pivoted, upper sheave is not in a slot (like the C-90's). to put the belt on you just seem to have to "rubber band" it on, is this right?? Brunswick did this on purpose?? can anyone give me any insight, thanx

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    Re: Brunswick Powerlifts?

    I have never seen one like that but wouldn't think it would be that tough to put an idler on it.
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    • #3
      Re: Brunswick Powerlifts?

      Sounds like an older unit flat belt powerlift.

      I believe Zot and Brunswick make kits to convert to v-belt drive.

      To put the belt on, just roll it on to the large pulley.

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        Re: Brunswick Powerlifts?

        Originally posted by Homer:
        I am taking care of a new center which has what appear to be ancient old Brunswick powerlifts. the problem, or brain teaser is, how to adjust the belt tension on these things. nothing appears to be adjustable. motor mount is not pivoted, upper sheave is not in a slot (like the C-90's). to put the belt on you just seem to have to "rubber band" it on, is this right?? Brunswick did this on purpose?? can anyone give me any insight, thanx
        <font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Hi Hommer, we make a conversion kit for that style lift that makes the tension adjustable , the part number is 53-860431 and they run $88.75.

        Charlie [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif[/img]
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          Re: Brunswick Powerlifts?

          Originally posted by 82/30 king:
          Sounds like an older unit flat belt powerlift. . .To put the belt on, just roll it on to the large pulley.
          <font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">yes that sounds like it, and what i did to put one on. .

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            Re: Brunswick Powerlifts?

            Originally posted by Ed Fox:
            we make a conversion kit for that style lift that makes the tension adjustable , the part number is 53-860431 and they run $88.75.

            Charlie [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif[/img]
            <font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">will keep that in mind. just seemed wrong for there not to be adjustment as the belt stretches

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              Re: Brunswick Powerlifts?

              Originally posted by Homer:
              </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Ed Fox:
              we make a conversion kit for that style lift that makes the tension adjustable , the part number is 53-860431 and they run $88.75.

              Charlie [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif[/img]
              <font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">will keep that in mind. just seemed wrong for there not to be adjustment as the belt stretches </font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">As I recall (Had them in vermont) the belt is more similar to a rubber band than an actual standard belt.

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                Re: Brunswick Powerlifts?

                The original Brunswick power lifts used a standard size flat belt, contruction was very consistant and one size worked. As I recall the motor mount had slots that would allow you to raise or lower the motor. Additionally there was an idler that the belt rode on, this idler pulley had a V belt groove and a V belt that drove the clutch pulley. The idler could be adjusted to tension the flat belt but was used primarily to adjust the V belt.

                Many of the idlers belts and V clutch pulleys were removed by mechanics over the years.
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                • #9
                  Re: Brunswick Powerlifts?

                  Are these the brunswick frameworx type? If So I have them at my center. I have a parts book that shows all of the power lifts most of them look alike. Where is the power/junction box located on the lift?
                  There is always more to life, but would someone tell me what it is!

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