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

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

#16 Post by George Kehler »

Hats off to Paul for making these belts. A labor of love and truly make the cars look correct. I have trouble loading pictures but hope Paul will load them for me.
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#17 Post by Paul Hatfield »

Thanks everyone who has posted these nice compliments on my work. The recognition is greatly appreciated.
Posting a few photos of George's car- which is just so darn beautiful!

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#18 Post by Tom Scott »

I have had the pleasure of examining the Paul Hatfield fan belts and must say they are a perfect and excellent reproduction of the original!! No concours points will be deducted for these.
Great job.
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#19 Post by Paul Hatfield »

Very happy to hear from you guys that you are pleased with the finished product. They are a bunch of work to do right, but it is rewarding to see them going on engines-- where they belong. Thanks for the compliments and the photos!
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#20 Post by Victor Ingram »

Buy (2).....They also look great in the toolkits
Great Job Paul
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#21 Post by Donald Zingg »

Paul's repro belt for 2-pc. case engines fits perfectly.
Great job!

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#22 Post by Paul Hatfield »

Thanks for the photo Don. Also, thank you for being the first to fit this belt to a 2-piece engine. There are others now, but you were the first one. Note please that this belt is not "cogged", it is smooth- like the original belts. I am hopeful that others with Pre-A engines will take off their darn cogged belt and install these.
Anyway, many thanks Don!
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#23 Post by John Hearn »

Paul Hatfield wrote-
"I am hopeful that others with Pre-A engines will take off their darn cogged belt and install these."
+1 on those darn gogged belts...........
KTF
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#24 Post by David M. Jerome »

I would also like to thank Paul Hatfield for all his hard work and diligence in reproducing these belts for those of us who strive to maintain the original appearance of our cars. I bought a set of belts from Paul for my '56 Speedster, and he shipped them to me promptly. I installed the belt on the engine, and it made the engine compartment pop. The took kit looks great as well with the correct-looking belt. Thanks again Paul!
KTF,
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#25 Post by Paul Hatfield »

Thanks Dave and good luck at Amelia! Beautiful car!
Today I noticed something on a book I was looking at- fun photo on the cover of the book. Look in the upper right. :wink:
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#26 Post by Bill Waite »

A few days ago I received one of Paul's reproduction belts for our 356C coupe. I just have one complaint: it is far too beautiful to place on the engine! In fact... it is probably too beautiful to hide in a toolkit pouch. I am thinking this one will go in my "automobilia" display case.

EXCELLENT work, Paul. Which is no surprise given your masterful work restoring "Miss April."

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