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Old 6th Mar 2021, 3:27 pm   #1
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Anyone know where i can get a drive belt for the 8 track as above?
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Old 6th Mar 2021, 4:31 pm   #2
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That is an interesting looking unit Steve.

Often model specific drive belts can be sourced from various onine sellers including eBay. But I cannot easily see anybody advertising this particular belt currently.

Is the current belt still intact to identify its type, i.e. flat, round, square etc

Recommend you use a piece of cotton or thin string and fairly snugly position it around the pulley/flywheel and measure its total length, which will be the circumference (C) then calculate the diameter (D) from D = C / 3.14

Size specific belts are normally sold by their ID (internal diameter). Then look around for a generic belt of that sort of ID of the correct profile type.

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Old 6th Mar 2021, 4:36 pm   #3
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Hi Dave the belt is in bits but it is flat square, thanks for checking i was thinking of a strong elastic band as a last resort.
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Yes a strong elastic band could work at least as a temporary solution until a proper belt can be sourced.

In Post 12 of this link I used a flat belt off a reel to Reel recorder, which works really well.

https://www.vintage-radio.net/forum/...d.php?t=174845

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Old 6th Mar 2021, 5:09 pm   #5
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Many thanks David.
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