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Old 07-16-2019, 09:06 AM   #1
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Default Long live the early Flat Top 6!

This may be dangerous territory to mention I own a 1947 flat head G series 226, but here we go! I am looking for the V-belts for the water pump which runs off the generator. Just under a 28" OD belt with about a 13/16 top beveled to about half inch, no teeth...like me.
Anybody know where to find one? Been searching for a while. Thank you in advance,

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Old 07-16-2019, 09:46 AM   #2
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Maybe a John Deere dealer,
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Old 07-16-2019, 10:00 AM   #3
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If you haven't tried Southside Obsolete ("barnfind08" on here), you haven't exhausted your resources. I can't guarantee he has one, but he has a LOT of stuff.
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Old 07-16-2019, 10:02 AM   #4
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Take the old one to a bearing supply place. They will measure it and sell you the equivalent. If you don't have an old one take a longer one, cut it and superglue it together so it fits and the bearing place can measure it.

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Old 07-16-2019, 12:58 PM   #5
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What Mart suggested !
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Old 07-17-2019, 09:41 AM   #6
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Default Re: Long live the early Flat Top 6!

Try the obvious, Rock Auto, NAPA, O'Reilly. Gates number TR28346. Most of these places have lots of the old parts. Rock Auto gave up the Gates listing, then you check out what other vehicles may apply and if you have a 36 Cord
and need one you came to the write place.


Think Occam's Razor when you are looking for the mechanical stuff.
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Old 07-17-2019, 08:10 PM   #7
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Try C & G Ford. Had A 50 Ford 6 years ago. Great car.
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Old 07-18-2019, 12:18 AM   #8
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Default Re: Long live the early Flat Top 6!

Flat 6 motors or neat. By no means uninteresting. Inlines have a long history of being a good engine.


As Mart said take a belt in and match it. If you don't have a belt use a piece of string and mark it around the pulleys.
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Old 07-18-2019, 08:16 AM   #9
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I have one too. Just finishing up and putting it in a 51F3. This engine is out of a 42 military fire truck. I may have an extra belt. I will look when I get home.

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Old 07-18-2019, 09:46 AM   #10
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I have a 1941 Ford 6 cylinder truck and had the same situation a few years ago. I went to O'Reillys and they had a green colored belt that was an exact fit. I think the green belt was industrial or something special. The person at O'Reillys should be able to figure it out. Color of the belt should be a big help also.
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Old 07-18-2019, 10:10 AM   #11
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I have a 1941 Ford 6 cylinder truck and had the same situation a few years ago. I went to O'Reillys and they had a green colored belt that was an exact fit. I think the green belt was industrial or something special. The person at O'Reillys should be able to figure it out. Color of the belt should be a big help also.
The green belts are used on mower decks and would be for severe duty. If you find the right size you will be good for many years.
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