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Old 3rd December 2007, 10:00 PM   #1
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Default Thorens TD147 belt dimensions

or I'm dumb , or is it best place to ask for ?



I just need diameter

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Old 4th December 2007, 07:07 AM   #2
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The easiest method is to flatten the belt and measure the length end-to-end. Then multiple by PI.

Well, your old belt might be a bit worn and loose, so you'll need 1 or 2 % smaller replacement. Belts come in discrete diameter values, anyway.

The second option (which I prefer) is you take the old belt to the shop and select a replacement of "just" a bit smaller diameter by direct comparison. Or pick two different if in doubt, they are not so expensive.

Also this migth be interesting for you:

http://www.theanalogdept.com/replacing_the_belt.htm

Edit: I measured the dimensions of my TD160 Super belt (it should be same as yours): length = 275 mm, d = 175 mm.
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The easiest method is to flatten the belt and measure the length end-to-end. Then multiple by PI.

Well, your old belt might be a bit worn and loose, so you'll need 1 or 2 % smaller replacement. Belts come in discrete diameter values, anyway.

The second option (which I prefer) is you take the old belt to the shop and select a replacement of "just" a bit smaller diameter by direct comparison. Or pick two different if in doubt, they are not so expensive.

Also this migth be interesting for you:

http://www.theanalogdept.com/replacing_the_belt.htm

Edit: I measured the dimensions of my TD160 Super belt (it should be same as yours): length = 275 mm, d = 175 mm.
thank you ( even if I know all that , after almost 2 decades of repairing "business" ) .

I am just curious does anyone know stock measure .
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Old 7th December 2007, 11:48 AM   #4
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Hi,from experience,I would recommend that you buy an original Thorens belt.Copies might look the same,but most cause problems with speed change ,start-up stability etc...You will also know that you have the correct one.It is not only the diameter,but also elasticity,grip,thickness etc.....
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Are original parts still available? What is the source, Thorens?
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Old 7th December 2007, 01:38 PM   #6
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Yes,the TD147 belt is the same as TD160,165,166,145.......and it is used now on the new TD160HD.Source for these is any Thorens dealer,just make sure they keep the original in stock.The original has ''Thorens belt drive''written in white letters on the outer side of the belt.
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they wanna payment for download!!

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About the dumbest scheme I've ever seen- they want a credit card number for a free download. Needless to say, I've never used that site. But, this is the same marketing group that sells a Pro-Ject as a Thorens at three times the price.
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I have just Emailed Thorens UK rep asking them to review their charging policy.

Any others think they might aquiesce to numerous Emails?
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