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ken frewin18/11/2017 18:06:18
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Hi, Has anybody done the Hemingway poly belt conversion on a super7 thinking of having a go, any thoughts or success would be appreciated.Regards Ken.

Neil Wyatt18/11/2017 18:08:41
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There was a write up in MEW 215 by Alec Payne (for an ML7).

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NJH18/11/2017 18:24:38
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Ken

Not done that one but now use link belt which I find works very well and is easy to fit and change.

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oldvelo18/11/2017 18:29:09
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Hi Ken

Go for it a poly vee belt conversion is far superior to vee belts just look under the bonnet of any modern motor car.

One disadvantage is that the alignment of shafts and pulleys has to be spot on. No problem it engineering we do isn't it.

Converted my workshop drives to poly vee belts and no regrets on the Eight conversions so far.

The will drive at much slower speeds and bigger ratios.

Eric

Robbo18/11/2017 19:38:46
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Posted by Neil Wyatt on 18/11/2017 18:08:41:

There was a write up in MEW 215 by Alec Payne (for an ML7).

Neil

Sorry Neil, the article was about a Super 7.

Neil Wyatt18/11/2017 21:28:53
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Posted by Robbo on 18/11/2017 19:38:46:
Posted by Neil Wyatt on 18/11/2017 18:08:41:

There was a write up in MEW 215 by Alec Payne (for an ML7).

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Sorry Neil, the article was about a Super 7.

That's down to me relying on my database of articles not the proper index... blush

John Olsen18/11/2017 21:45:04
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Well, I have done a poly V conversion to my ML7, and just to make a proper job of it I put in four pulleys on each shaft instead of three. They don't squeak like the old V belt did, and give me a wider range of ratios. They also require less tension than the V belt did, which has to be a good thing with the spindle being on white metal bearings. I have the Newton Tesla drive on this lathe too.

I also converted my Unimat three to have a toothed belt drive that fits inside the original cover. I submitted that as an article but some previous editor discarded that and a few others.

Next thing I should do is replace the motor to counttershaft belt on the Myford with a poly V

John

ken frewin20/11/2017 17:48:45
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Thanks to everybody who replied, I have read the previous articles on the same subject, and I think it will be a go as soon as I get the time. Kind Regards Ken.

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