Dayco Drive Rite Mustang Serpentine Belt
Designed for power transmission on multiple-accessory Mustang serpentine drives. This is the the revolutionary multi-ribbed belt first developed by Dayco for the 1979 Ford Mustang.
The multiple-rib design provides better belt-to-pulley contact for less slippage, so it lasts longer than conventional V-belts. “Multiple ribs” also eliminates the need for “matching”, and allows “controlled slippage” in shock overload situations, such as when the AC compressor kicks in.
Today, as then, this belt sets the industry standard. The transverse groove design runs cooler (up to 50°F), and dramatically reduces rib cracking, thereby increasing the life of the belt by at least 40%. The grooved design provides flexural stress relief, for increased flexibility in both normal and backside bending. The grooves also render the belt less susceptible to environmental factors such as dust and splash-induced slip.
Dayco’s superior manufacturing technology uses a rubber-impregnated fabric backing that maximizes load-carrying capability and minimizes the noise that is often associated with the competition’s rubber-backed belts. Torque-carrying capacity equals or betters conventional multi-rib belts. The cord is saturated with a specially formulated treatment that insures length and tension stability for the life of the belt.
Dayco Drive Rite belts meet or exceed SAE J1459 and J1596 specifications.
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Published on 2016-07-26 Here’s a tip on how to measure to get the right length belt for your 79-95 Mustang 5.0L!
In this video we show you how to properly measure belt length to avoid repeated trips to the parts store in search of the correct belt. All you need is a piece of string and a measuring tape to get the right length belt.
Published on 2016-12-05 In this installment of LMR Basics, check out the very simple steps required to change your serpentine drive belt. The serpentine drive belt’s job is to turn all of the accessories in relation to the engine’s crank pulley.
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