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flyingskibiker

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1968 "L78" Fan and PS Belts
« on: June 12, 2012, 12:19:01 AM »
Hi,

I am dressing my '66 427/425 up as an L78 in my '68 SS.  I was wondering what the correct part number were for the belts.  I have the L78 pulley set up on it (3906656, 3869978, 1970831, and 3873847).  Are 3893254 and 3863114 correct?  Other part numbers are listed on the Quanta webstie...  Though, one can search and find all these other numbers (not necessarily listed as 68 Camaro parts).  BTW, they are having a sale right now on belts...

I was also thinking of adding a captured belt.  I saw a thread about it and it lists 3837810 with 2 possible lengths.  It seems like the shorter one is the way to go.?.?

Regards,
Chris B.

Ed B

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Re: 1968 "L78" Fan and PS Belts
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2012, 02:31:29 AM »
Chris, you got the numbers right, but if you have the smog pump installed, you won't be able to go with the captured belt. However, no smog, no problem, and yes, you'll probably have to go with the shorter belt.

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Re: 1968 "L78" Fan and PS Belts
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2012, 02:34:46 AM »
Dealing with the captured belt on my 67 4K now and not having much luck. Going to try and get time tomorrow to make a few phone calls and find the right length belt.
Will keep ya posted.

Richard

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Re: 1968 "L78" Fan and PS Belts
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2012, 03:10:46 AM »
Rich, unless you have to have the "correct" belt, just go down to your local auto parts store and get a Gates or equivilant belt.

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Re: 1968 "L78" Fan and PS Belts
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2012, 04:15:55 AM »
OK.  Thanks, Ed!  No smog pump...

Yah, I'm not really THAT interested in originality, but the last one I had slipped like mad!  Yes, those were chrome pulleys...  I just had heard that the Quantas were good quality, were the correct size/width, and the construction allowed them to bend correctly.  All of which seemed to mean no slip or throwing...  With 10% off, it's an "OK" deal.

Richard, please keep us updated!

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Re: 1968 "L78" Fan and PS Belts
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2012, 01:48:48 PM »
I won't elaborate, but I've heard from a very reliable source that the Quantra belts, while being almost indistinguishable from originals, are best suited for "show cars" than "drivers".

Ed

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Re: 1968 "L78" Fan and PS Belts
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2012, 04:33:00 PM »
I just lost one of mine after about 2k miles on it.
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Re: 1968 "L78" Fan and PS Belts
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2012, 07:05:44 PM »
Hmmmm.  I was kind of thinking that as I typed my last message...  Thanks for the feedback!