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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Jul 21st, 19, 11:06 PM Thread Starter
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I want to replace my three drive belts on my 70 Chevelle 396 with air. Currently there are there different brand belts used. Who makes quality belts and where can they be found? It seems that nobody carries name brands but instead those are made by and sold under store labels. I have been looking at Autozone Duralast, NAPA (two variants available) and Advance Auto. All have NO name brands for my car but instead they push their store products at different price points. I also see that most warrant their belts for a period of only one year. Is this normal? Can't find my Gatorbacks, Gates or Dayco anymore!!!!
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I want to replace my three drive belts on my 70 Chevelle 396 with air. Currently there are there different brand belts used. Who makes quality belts and where can they be found? It seems that nobody carries name brands but instead those are made by and sold under store labels. I have been looking at Autozone Duralast, NAPA (two variants available) and Advance Auto. All have NO name brands for my car but instead they push their store products at different price points. I also see that most warrant their belts for a period of only one year. Is this normal? Can't find my Gatorbacks, Gates or Dayco anymore!!!!
I dont want to say belts are belts, as I'm sure someone can find junk if they looked for it. But most belts from any reputable auto parts store will work fine for most applications. How many people do you know have bought a bad belt? Ive bought cheap belts from Autozone for every vehicle I've ever owned. Never had one fail. But I have always changed belts every 2-3 years via routine maintenance and inspections. Better at home with a cold beer than stranded 50 miles from the nearest human.

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I want to replace my three drive belts on my 70 Chevelle 396 with air. Currently there are there different brand belts used. Who makes quality belts and where can they be found? It seems that nobody carries name brands but instead those are made by and sold under store labels. I have been looking at Autozone Duralast, NAPA (two variants available) and Advance Auto. All have NO name brands for my car but instead they push their store products at different price points. I also see that most warrant their belts for a period of only one year. Is this normal? Can't find my Gatorbacks, Gates or Dayco anymore!!!!
Well, rockauto of course! Gates, Dayco, AC Delco, Continental. Check it out...or ask NAPA who manufactures their stuff...
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NAPA "good" belts are Gates. good stuff.
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NAPA belts on my Engine

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468/TH400 2,500 stall/ S60 3.70 Gs
Prev Best on M/T ET S/S #3454 street Tires/Dress 2018/05/20
60' = 1.664
1/8 = 7.532 et / 91 mph
1/4 = 11.814 et / 115 mph
NEW Best with 3,500+ Stall TC 2019/06/23
60' = 1.561
1/8 = 7.411 et / 90.18 mph
1/4 = ??.??? et / ??? mph


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RESTORATION FAN BELTS

Try here if interested

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I have Gates belts on my Chevelle and I bought them at Advance.
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Where to buy belts? Online sellers offer what I like, GoodyearGatorback/Continental Poly-V belts. They have a little less power loss.
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