Jcb 3c 1976

Discussion in 'Classic Machinery' started by Pigken, Oct 27, 2018.

  1. Pigken

    Pigken Member

    Location:
    Co. Durham
    Belt on front of engine snapped, phoned about to get one with no joy, have serial numbers so assumed be easy got, is it called fan belt?? And who is best to get one from, not ebay???? Thanks in advance
     
  2. Lincsman

    Lincsman Member

    Location:
    Lincolnshire
    Take the old belt to a specialist bearing/belt supplier, they will sort one out for you.
     
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  3. Mursal

    Mursal Member

    Why not E-Bay?
    Yes fan belt, how you going to jump it over the driveshaft to the hydraulic pump, that I seem to remember is sticking out the front? If you only have a bit to do an old pair of socks or stockings will drive the water pump for you, leave the alternator disconnected.

    Edit:
    If you do decide to take the drive off, best put two belts on and clip the other one away from the shaft, you'll have it for the next time.
    Or get some adjustable Vee belt locally, that way you wont need to take the shaft off, but more expensive, click
     
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  4. Nearly

    Nearly Member

    Location:
    North of York
  5. Pigken

    Pigken Member

    Location:
    Co. Durham
    Belt shredded into 3 pieces can find so was not certain of proper size, @Mursal, good point not sure yet, but thanks for pointing out, old belt seem to be almost links joiners together with nylon type fasteners will try take picture, thanks
     
  6. Sharpy

    Sharpy Member

    Location:
    Ardrossan Ayrshire
    Probably the leyland engine in this, any Vapormatic dealer will get one no problem if they don't have one in stock.
     
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  7. Exfarmer

    Exfarmer Member

    Location:
    Bury St Edmunds
    Rivetted belting will get you out of trouble quickly, it should be available at any bearing shop
     
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  9. Netherfield

    Netherfield Member

    Location:
    West Yorkshire
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  10. Mursal

    Mursal Member

    Notoriously hard to work on them older machines, always lying across the loader arms.
    And the older ones (with the split roof and Fordson Major engine I recall?) with the steering box, if you ever had to do a clutch ............ :stop::stop:

    Just a tad off topic, sorry about that ........
     
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  11. Netherfield

    Netherfield Member

    Location:
    West Yorkshire
    Swapped a 4/98 engine in the middle of a field once, after it had seized, block and tackle hanging off a loader
     
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  12. Pigken

    Pigken Member

    Location:
    Co. Durham
    Had to renew hydraulic hoses to spool block from where they come off behind back wheel, laid across seat on belly with one willing 6 Yr old sitting on back with rope holding in place whilst elder sister held other end of hose twisting slightly, they were asked not to repeat any of conversation to their mother but with their help got coupling lined up and on, team work I told them, never imagined be as awkward to work on, but can not afford machines younger than me, thank you all for responses all very helpful,
     
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  13. Mursal

    Mursal Member

    They'll blackmail you now for "sweets on demand" ?

    Ah yes, we all have older machines, (bargains as we like to call them) just doesn't leave it any easier to work on.
     
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  14. Not just me that has to do that kind of thing then, the great thing about the march of time is that my children that used to help me are now young men and can shift bit of work themselves.
    The circle of life I think its called.
     
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  15. Pigken

    Pigken Member

    Location:
    Co. Durham
    @wasted years, watching them grow is so rewarding, whether they follow my path or not they will have some bizarre tales to tell met some characters and hopefully learnt a bit about life and picked up some skills in process
     
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