[Cortina-list] Belt tension

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Thu Jun 18 16:13:11 UTC 2015

I might be missing something ... Wouldn't a Mk1 Fiesta or Mk1 Pinto (with
Kent power) front pulley off of a car with factory AC do the job? Either of
these cars might provide a suitable compressor mount as well? Of course
finding these bits may prove a challenge.

John ... one of many.

On Thu, Jun 18, 2015 at 8:31 AM, <cortina-list at lotus-cortina.com> wrote:

> I need your thinking caps to be put on.  According to authorities, the
> twin cam water pump does not like a lot of side load and in racing we
> usually us a small toothed belt which has virtually zero side load.
> Background: Heresy, I know, I want to figure out how to package a small
> Vintage Aire system into my Airflow Lotus Cortina.  The magnitude of the
> task is daunting and the drive belts are a concern. So:
> 1. Does anyone have a tension figure?
> 2. Can someone take pictures of the crank pulley area of their Lotus
>    Cortina. My car being in the rotisserie makes it impossible to mock
>    up the engine for seeing that vital bit of information to help build
>    a crank pulley.
> Jim Hall
> jhall23 at earthlink.net
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