Reproduction Generator/Fan belts vs/Original Comparison, and a compliment to Paul Hatfield

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Reproduction Generator/Fan belts vs/Original Comparison, and a compliment to Paul Hatfield

#1 Post by Benjamin Abraham » Mon Feb 03, 2020 4:46 pm

First,
My compliments to Paul Hatfield for being part of our hobby and 356 Community.

Below is one of Paul's reproduction (and entirely usable) generator/fan belt. I currently have one of his belts in my 1959 356A Coupe with the original engine.

Photo Showing the New production (top) vs. the original (bottom):
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Comparison of Original vs. New 356A Belt production
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The information is 100% as the original. The color of the label is a bit brighter than the original, but then again it is newer. The size of the label is larger than the original, but I have seen an original belt with a larger label (did not have one handy when I took this photo).

What I like about Paul's belts is that they can fill the void in your tool kit, or be used in your car. I have bought several Generator/Fan Belts from him, he ships super-fast and I am 100% satisfied with the entire experience in dealing with Paul.

I will definitely buy from him in the future, and this is a great resource for all those who would like to get something that is both reproduction and usable.

Thank you Paul for your attention to detail and being an invaluable part of our hobby. I look forward to dealing with you in the future.

-Ben

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Re: Reproduction Generator/Fan belts vs/Original Comparison, and a compliment to Paul Hatfield

#2 Post by Mike Wilson » Mon Feb 03, 2020 5:05 pm

+1 on Paul's belts. I've purchased two and I'm very pleased with them.

Thanks to Paul and the rest of you that continue to reproduce parts for our 356's.

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#3 Post by Alex Mestas » Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:11 pm

+1 for Paul Hatfield’s reproduction Fan Belts. I’ve also purchased his early 911 version. Great attention to detail.
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Re: Reproduction Generator/Fan belts vs/Original Comparison, and a compliment to Paul Hatfield

#4 Post by MarioManzo » Tue Feb 04, 2020 1:21 am

+2 for Paul’s fan belts, pulled the whole motor together (along with the other details by Deluxe Customs). And thank you Paul for the tip to use nail polish to change the date code from “3/06” to “3/01” for our car built in March of ‘63.
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Re: Reproduction Generator/Fan belts vs/Original Comparison, and a compliment to Paul Hatfield

#5 Post by Paul Hatfield » Tue Feb 04, 2020 3:54 pm

Thank you all for the nice compliments. I now have quite a few artwork designs available, including two different 2-piece Pre-A belts, one design for late Pre-A 3 piece engines through 356 A, one for 356 B, one for 356 C, and 2 for early 911. All are made from brand new belts, and good for engine or tool kit. Glad to hear they are being used.
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Re: Reproduction Generator/Fan belts vs/Original Comparison, and a compliment to Paul Hatfield

#6 Post by Benjamin Abraham » Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:13 am

MarioManzo wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 1:21 am
+2 for Paul’s fan belts, pulled the whole motor together (along with the other details by Deluxe Customs). And thank you Paul for the tip to use nail polish to change the date code from “3/06” to “3/01” for our car built in March of ‘63.
How great does that look?...to see the "PORSCHE" name on the belt! Fantastic photos.

I would love to see more photos of Paul's belts in the engine compartments. I will post mine when it comes back from a rebuild ;)

-Ben

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#7 Post by victor miles » Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:30 pm

Paul has done a great job with these belts
I bought ten or so, and they are all great
Thanks Paul

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Re: Reproduction Generator/Fan belts vs/Original Comparison, and a compliment to Paul Hatfield

#8 Post by James Davies » Thu Feb 06, 2020 2:24 am

The manufacturer changed the "art" on these belts pretty regularly. Great to have at least one version of the art on these belts reproduced. Clearly there were other versions. Thanks for the comparison.

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#9 Post by Thomas Sottile » Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:21 am

Any increase in. HP

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#10 Post by Richard Emerson » Thu Feb 06, 2020 1:33 pm

I like them too!

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#11 Post by Benjamin Abraham » Thu Feb 06, 2020 4:55 pm

Thomas Sottile wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:21 am
Any increase in. HP
I have not seen the official dyno results yet, but I have heard that it adds 10hp :D

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Re: Reproduction Generator/Fan belts vs/Original Comparison, and a compliment to Paul Hatfield

#12 Post by Jules Dielen » Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:53 pm

added Paul's bling to the convertible D. Looks awesome, thank you Paul!
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#13 Post by Benjamin Abraham » Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:51 pm

Here are photos of Paul's 356 B "Phoenix" belt in situ, in the tool bag:
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#14 Post by Jim Liberty » Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:53 pm

I have Paul's fan belts on all my restorations. Mostly Pre-A cars. Get them now, as this kind of detailed "Stuff" will soon disappear. All of my gang is on the low end of the candle. The cars however will never go out of favor. ………………………...Jim.
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Re: Reproduction Generator/Fan belts vs/Original Comparison, and a compliment to Paul Hatfield

#15 Post by Tim Herman » Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:16 pm

I bought 3 different varieties of the fan belts from Paul.
Excellent!
Thanks for your efforts on this Paul Hatfield!
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