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02-13-2010, 09:44 AM
How do you alter the size of drive belting? We tried heat and that makes it crumple. Thank You
02-13-2010, 09:54 AM
What you can do to change belt sizing depend on how your drive belt is fabricated.
If your belt uses a splice you can undo the lacing/metal fastener you can undo the connector and slice a little bit off the belt and then reproduce the splice.
If your belt is endless or uses a splicing method you can't reproduce in your shop (based on your original post this seems likely). Then you need to add a tensioning pulley to your drive train. This mean that you need to add a pulley in a position that makes the pulley tight (bonus points if you make it adjustable). There are numerous threads here on CD on how to do it.
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