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With a diligent search I found Nick Cagle's post. Here you will find some NAPA (National Automotive Parts Association) part numbers. Please remember Napa does not make belts either. Included also are in the posting are some dimensions that may apply.
 
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By the way the adjuster to the left of the antifreeze sticker is one for the air brake compressor, power steering belt. The two larger bolts above it must be loosened first to use the adjustment tensioner. Then remember to tighten the bolts again.
 
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Hi Keith! do you have any pics of the failed belts? Sometimes there's clues as to what the issue can be for the shrapnel. There's lots of these engines out there working so it can you just need some help with the trouble shooting.did you happen to get a cat engine parts book with your documentation, I got one with my Wanderlodge I found it very helpful as a cross reference. I never bought any parts from Cat but I went armed with part numbers when getting filters etc.
Kelly
 
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Wow! Thats poorly designed. No wonder the belts fail, reading the text I see what Keith means, he mentions Gillig has a set of belts which are probably just a very high quality tough belt, (Gillig having a belt part number is the confirmation it's an issue)
we'd run into this with lawn tractors, the cheap belts had less cord and didn't have the strength to stand the shock from long runs and varying loads. They may be difficult to source as these motors are getting long in the tooth and typically the high end parts get discontinued first by the bean counters.
Keith you are looking for the best belts you can get your hands on, Good luck!
Another option is redesign the belt arrangement and add a layshaft so you can shorten the runs. It will take some fabrication but it can be done.

Kevin.... so the compressor above is for suspension and accessories only and the other is dedicated to air brakes?

Kelly
 
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Kevin.... so the compressor above is for suspension and accessories only and the other is dedicated to air brakes?

Kelly


I am not sure what you mean by "other is dedicated to airbrakes?" I have air brakes, air throttle, air shifter, and air suspension. I also have separate air filter for the compressor that serves these functions. There is no "other" air compressor, except for air conditioning.
 
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I have the same belt arrangement as Kevin above and have not had any issues.


1990 34 Regency WB
3208 300HP

1993 34 Regency WB
8.3 Cummins 300HP
 
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Hi Kevin! Maybe I misunderstood, I thought from what you wrote that the large black pulley on the left was an air compressor, and the one at the top looks like an air compressor to me, I don't see an a/c clutch in the pic so I guess I'm not understanding what I'm looking at. My cat experience is limited to the one 3208 that I owned and it was sort of an orphan as the original owner had a small turbo added to a 210 which made a whopping 15hp. It added some desirable qualities but he paid dearly for it at purchase.
Kelly
 
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This was sent to me...

Hey Doug,
I have watched http://www.barthmobile.com/eve...061/m/9433923097/p/1 for some time now.
The guy that asked the original question . . . never really said what his issue with belts was.
Only “has anyone ever seen a Gillig Belt ?”
But many have answered with all sorts of information, but NOT the answer to his Gillig Belt question.
Automotive Belts are made by Gates, Goodyear, Bandag, and a few others, actually ALL made in China for them now.
Those belt makers provide them to the Engine Manufacturers. There might be a Gillig “number” in a Gillig Parts Book . . . but it will be the MAKERS PART NUMBER.
Gillig does NOT MAKE ENGINES or BELTS.

I was going to say so on Barth . . . but many there do not care for “outsider” comments, factual or otherwise.

The guy that asked the original question . . . has not done anything to help those trying to answer his “non-question”, nor been interested enough to make any other entry.
Just what does this guy want ???


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Hi Kevin! Maybe I misunderstood, I thought from what you wrote that the large black pulley on the left was an air compressor, and the one at the top looks like an air compressor to me, I don't see an a/c clutch in the pic so I guess I'm not understanding what I'm looking at.
Kelly

The large black pulley is a Webster Pump. The Webster pump is used to power the Power steering and Hydraulic fan motor. The above pump is the air compressor pump. The air condition compressor is not in the picture. Sorry for misleading you Kelly without a better explanation.
 
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Originally posted by McMuck:
Hi Kevin! Maybe I misunderstood, I thought from what you wrote that the large black pulley on the left was an air compressor, and the one at the top looks like an air compressor to me, I don't see an a/c clutch in the pic so I guess I'm not understanding what I'm looking at.
Kelly

The large black pulley is a Webster Hydraulic Pump. The Webster pump is used to power the power steering and hydraulic fan motor. The above pump is the air compressor pump. The air conditioning compressor is not in the picture. Sorry for misleading you Kelly without a better explanation.
 
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Just what does this guy want ???


Let me try to answer this question as if it were me.
Tooling Along Keith just wants to drive down the highway without the fear of losing his air brakes, power steering and alternator. Tooling Along

For some reason Keith keeps having trouble with his 3208 belts. The rest of the Barth owners with a 3208 have not had trouble with our belts must be lucky.
When we hear back from Keith we should have some pictures. Pictures should help us get to the root of Keith's belt problem.
 
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