Reproduction Phoenix fan belts

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Reproduction Phoenix fan belts

#1 Post by Dave Whittick » Thu Apr 05, 2018 2:28 pm

Is anybody aware of a company reproducing belts with correct original markings? I've found a few originals but I don't feel like paying a fortune for 60 year old rubber belt that I can't actually run.

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#2 Post by Ben Wainscott » Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:19 am

Dave there was person at the Lit show selling a reproduction. Overheard him saying that someone in San Diego was doing the silk screen on the belt. Believe the price was $100.
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Re: Reproduction Phoenix fan belts

#3 Post by Peter Bartelli » Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:50 pm

I believe Skip Shirley in San Diego is still doing silk screens on new belts. His email is skip-products@sbcglobal.net

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#4 Post by Dave Whittick » Sun Apr 08, 2018 2:43 pm

Great info! Thanks

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#5 Post by Dave Whittick » Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:57 pm

Peter Bartelli wrote:I believe Skip Shirley in San Diego is still doing silk screens on new belts. His email is skip-products@sbcglobal.net
He's no longer making these, unfortunately. Still looking.

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#6 Post by Paul Hatfield » Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:02 am

I am working on providing these in the near future.
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#7 Post by Dave Whittick » Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:36 am

Paul Hatfield wrote:I am working on providing these in the near future.
Great. Keep me informed with your progress. I'll need a couple of them.

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#8 Post by Paul Hatfield » Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:03 pm

Got a hickup in the tooling we are using- I want some improvements made before moving forward. Will likely be 4 - 6 more weeks. Will start with the 356 belts but will later add 911. Please be patient. Also, anyone wanting any serious quantity should let me know as it impacts production runs. When I am ready I will post in the classifieds.
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#9 Post by Dave Whittick » Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:09 pm

Paul Hatfield wrote:Got a hickup in the tooling we are using- I want some improvements made before moving forward. Will likely be 4 - 6 more weeks. Will start with the 356 belts but will later add 911. Please be patient. Also, anyone wanting any serious quantity should let me know as it impacts production runs. When I am ready I will post in the classifieds.
Thanks for the update. Is there going to be a date code on them?

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#10 Post by Paul Hatfield » Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:15 pm

Yes- It will be difficult to tell them from original, but a very small change will be in place. More later
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#11 Post by Bob Kittel » Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:32 pm

what does an original belt look like, you mean the one with Porsche on it or something other than?
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#12 Post by Paul Hatfield » Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:57 pm

You can find photos of original Porsche PHOENIX at this link.

viewtopic.php?f=13&t=26438&hilit=porsch ... x+fan+belt

Continental belts were also provided for earlier cars.
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#13 Post by Paul Hatfield » Sat Apr 28, 2018 11:13 am

All AutoCad work now complete (art work)! Making special tooling now and first runs coming in a few weeks.
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#14 Post by Paul Hatfield » Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:54 pm

First attempts made on the belts. Tooling was a much bigger challenge than expected, but hopefully that bridge is now crossed.
More info soon.
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#15 Post by Mike Wilson » Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:55 pm

They look great, Paul!

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