Reproduction Phoenix fan belts

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Re: Reproduction Phoenix fan belts

#16 Post by JohnPierce » Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:06 pm

Looks OEM!! Let us know when they're ready for prime time.
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Re: Reproduction Phoenix fan belts

#17 Post by Paul Hatfield » Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:22 am

Thanks John! It has been a larger and more difficult project than first imagined. Several versions of AutoCad work, then getting the tooling correct, some trial and error on the colors of the ink (yes ink, not paint). Also, the fixture to hold the belt flat and in place had 3 revisions. Anyway, I will release the belts below for sale. Determining price. Looks like I need to sell 100 before I hit breakeven, but hopefully that can be done.

When I offer them, I will make necessary disclaimers that I also hope the buyers understand. I don't make fan belts, I am lettering belts made by Optibelt. Still, sometimes a belt can be installed wrong or whatever issues and have premature wear or break. I won't be accepting responsibility for that.

Also, even though I am using all very modern machines in the process, there is variability in the outcome. Ink is not always even, and having gone through all the options, I believe that the ink was not always even/perfect on the belts made back in the day. So, they are what they are. My best efforts, and I hope some folks buy not only one for the tool kit, but one for use.
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Re: Reproduction Phoenix fan belts

#18 Post by Paul Hatfield » Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:49 pm

Classified ad now posted. Thanks for any/all interest.
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Re: Reproduction Phoenix fan belts

#19 Post by Dave Whittick » Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:02 pm

What date did you put on them?

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Re: Reproduction Phoenix fan belts

#20 Post by Doug McDonnell » Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:43 am

Porsche will probably send you a Cease and Desist order soon. Then you will have to hang out outside the Lit meet in a hoodie to sell them.
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Re: Reproduction Phoenix fan belts

#21 Post by Paul Hatfield » Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:58 pm

Gosh, let's hope not! The first batch sold out in 1 hour so I will make more next time. Hope to have them available in 2-3 weeks and I will post in the classifieds then. Thanks to those who ordered. For those interested in them PLEASE send me an email so I know of your interest. Helps greatly with planning.
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Re: Reproduction Phoenix fan belts

#22 Post by Mike Wilson » Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:33 am

I already have received one of Paul's fan belts. Super fast shipping but more importantly, it looks great! We have to thank people like Paul who take the time and energy to accurately reproduce parts that are NLA.

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Re: Reproduction Phoenix fan belts

#23 Post by Bob Kittel » Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:28 pm

Don't miss out on one of these belts. I have seen originals that I would hesitate to run on my engine go for much more than these belts. As a person who has worked in graphics/silkscreening I know that the pre production time to pull this off is tremendous, I placed my order.
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Re: Reproduction Phoenix fan belts

#24 Post by Paul Hatfield » Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:53 am

Mike- Glad it met your expectations!
Bob- Thanks for your comments above. They are appreciated.
Second production run is in progress.
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Re: Reproduction Phoenix fan belts

#25 Post by Gabe Renga » Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:53 pm

Just opened my early Christmas present from Paul. I bought two. One for the tool kit and the other will be installed on the car!!! Quality is really first class. Thanks Paul for doing this.......
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