Bridgeport V belt Required

Belt starting to disintegrate.
Anyone know part number for replacement belt from one of the more common v belt
manufacturers.
Info I have here is Gilmer belt part 4LS 345
RS Components have no cross reference for Gilmer belts.
Thanks
Lionel
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Lionel
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manufacturers.
I just used a link belt on mine. OK, so some folks say that they're not designed to be reversible but experience from the US suggests that it's not a problem in light-ish use.
It would be typical of Bridgeport to make it a part that is unique to them - as the timing belt is!
Charles
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Charles Ping
belt manufacturers.
My guess is it's an imperial belt... A section is 13mm wide at the back, and 8 mm deep, the B type is 17 by 10,
the 345 is likely to be the loop length in tenths of an inch = 34.5"=876.3mm
an A section 880mm is RS 338-6672 @ £ 2.91, the B section 870mm is RS 338-6903 @ £ 3.77,
these are your nearest metric equivalents if I'm correct
Hope this helps
-- Jonathan
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Jonathan Barnes
It's A section - that's what I used. And the link belt version is much easier to fit!
Charles
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Charles Ping
Try Seagar Bearings in Kings heath Birmingham, They are great for odd sizes, old sizes ect
They will be able to tell you what the belt is and todays replacement
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X5
Do you have contact details for them, please? I used them in the dim and distant past when I was at bham.ac.uk and was very pleased with them. I am _so_ glad they are alive and thriving.
Thanks.
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John Montrose
Thanks to you all.
Have a couple of bearing companies that sell belts within a mile of me. They just don't recognise the numbers I gave them.
Using the Bridgeport everyday so don't want to take the top off until I have the belt here, a lot of work to catch up on at the moment.
There are a couple of companies that advertise rebuilds, no doubt they have belts in stock. Thought I could get one locally, been doing a lot of tapping in the week and the belt is slipping.
Thanks Charles and Johnathan. Linked belt would have helped if I had one here to put on. Could get one from the numbers Johnathan gave, but won't know if it will fit until I get the top off and try it. Don't want to have the machine stripped down not in use for a couple of days as I have to get this work done before middle of next week.
Cheers
Lionel
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Lionel

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