Several years ago,I bought a replacement belt for my SB"A" for
something like $9.00. Last year I went to order another but declined
to pay the $175.00 quoted. When I find that round "TUIT" that SWMBO
gave me, I will pull the spindle and instal the serpentine belt I
picked up for $1.00 at the re-store.
For the most part, likely the easiest and best way, go to a
farm supply store, and you'll need two things. Clips for
flat belting is often called alligator lacing, and it is
used on the belting for round balers. There are two types, a
'hammer lock' that simply requires a hammer and flat
surface, and a second, that requires a jig to close.
For belting, a lot of guys are using the rubber belts from
round balers. Most of these are anywhere from 4-8" wide, but
can be cut with a sharp knife, straight edge, and spray it
with some WD-40 so the blade slides through easier. I know
the local TSC sells the belting by the foot, so if you
figure the length you need, and can buy it just that length,
you'll have enough for several belts.....easily enough to
Tell Nunzio to wear a trauma plate. I reload and I have a machine
shop. Its interesting what sort of rounds one can make up when one
has time on his hands.
Though I do tend to shoot for the head on B70 targets
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I did it for a 1" belt (and not much power through it -- a small
benchtop machine) using gimp -- the fabric core plastic lacing. It is
flat enough so you do not need grooves. You might need more parallel
laces, depending on the torque to be transmitted.
O.K. Good Luck with it. (Probably already done, I've been busy
the past few days. :-)