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[Product Review] Continental Elite Poly-V Drive Belts

[Product Review] Continental Elite Poly-V Drive Belts

Continental Elite Poly-V Drive Belts by Hib Halverson Back in the ’90s, Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company introduced a new type of serpentine or “Poly-V” drive belt. It was named “Gatorbackt” for the distinctive helical-cogged, or “helicog,” pattern on the belt’s backside and to associate the product with Goodyear’s “Gatorback” high performance radial tires of the late-’80s and early-’90s. The ...

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Product Review: Maradyne “Fast&Cool Air Blower”

Maradyne "Fast&Cool Air Blower"

by Hib Halverson In the V-Net testing shop, we’ve been evaluating a Maradyne “Fast&Cool Air Blower” and we use it for two different purposes. Occasionally, when we have a car idling for a long period, we need a fan to increase cooling air flow though the car’s radiator. An example might be if we are recording engine controls data during ...

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