Oh, with Sears out of business, does anyone have an alternative tool to the one Bob Helt recommended to get at those 7/16" belt adjusting bolts?
Thank you and happy Vairing,
Dj in Northern Michigan
7/16 belt adjusting bolts? Belt adjusting fasteners are normally 9/16 wrench size. I just use a simple 1/2x9/16 double open end wrench. You can get on the forward nut of the idler pulley with a 9/16 socket and extension out past the distributor.
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djrokes wrote: » Fri Jul 31, 2020 3:10 pm
...Oh, with Sears out of business, does anyone have an alternative tool to the one Bob Helt recommended to get at those 7/16" belt adjusting bolts?
Apparently, with Sears retail outlets on the decline, the Craftsman tool manufacturer has been expanding alternate distribution and retail paths...GENERAL CRAFTSMAN INFORMATION
WHO OWNS CRAFTSMAN NOW?
In March of 2017, Stanley Black & Decker purchased the CRAFTSMAN brand from Sears. Sears will continue to sell their legacy version of CRAFTSMAN products, while CRAFTSMAN has greatly expanded its distribution network to retailers including Lowe's, Ace, Amazon, and Menard's to launch a whole new range of over 1,200 CRAFTSMAN Tools and Equipment.
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I've found that the 3/8" drive breaker bar with a 9/16" socket works fairly well when tightening the fan belt pulley.
I have an antique version of a Craftsman wrench like this that my father got from his father (before they polished and chromed them, probably from the 1930's), that I still keep in my Corvair tool kit — along with a spare fan belt.
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