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Technical => 950 Series (Giulia) => Topic started by: bazzbazz on December 20, 2018, 05:26:20 AM

Title: Stitched up!!
Post by: bazzbazz on December 20, 2018, 05:26:20 AM
Ok, here is something scary I came across on the Alfa Workshop site.

The Auxilliary Belt of the 2.0 Giulia's are STITCHED together in 2 places!!!!   :o

(https://www.alfaworkshop.co.uk/images/720-8-800.jpg)

As Clarkson would say . . . . "What could possibly go wrong?"   ::)
Title: Re: Stitched up!!
Post by: Citroënbender on December 20, 2018, 05:48:35 AM
What belt through yonder cover breaks?  :P

Quote from: Barrence
”What could possibly go wrong?"
Probably nothing, if you live in a mild climate, change the belt on time, and keep all rolling/tensioning elements in good repair. Oh, wait...  ::)
Title: Re: Stitched up!!
Post by: alfagtv100 (Biggus) on March 30, 2019, 10:18:42 PM
Like an Apple customer, I would point out the beauty of the stitching.  It must be right because Apple Alfa did it.
Title: Re: Stitched up!!
Post by: bazzbazz on March 31, 2019, 01:08:10 PM
Like an Apple customer, I would point out the beauty of the stitching.  It must be right because Apple Alfa did it.

Broken Down Alfa Driver - "That bloody accessory belt broke and stranded me here for hours!"
Recovery Service Driver -  " Yes, but look at that gorgeous stitching, it's gotta be worth the hassle."

(Note - Recovery driver was found murdered on side of remote road, garroted by accessory belt with gorgeous stitching!)
Title: Re: Stitched up!!
Post by: Colin Edwards on March 31, 2019, 04:28:54 PM
The water pump drive for some race karts use “O” material cut to the correct length and glued together to form a “belt”.  We never had one fail! 

The attached photo of a vee belt for the 75 has three “joints”!