source for timing belt tensioner roller

XR4Ti / Sierra / Sierra Cosworth Discussions - Questions, problem resolution, general talk, technical tips and modifications.
Post Reply
Merkur Club web site
User avatar
pyropete125
Level 7
Level 7
Posts: 1311
Joined: Wed Jan 07, 2004 2:51 am
Location: west haven, CT

source for timing belt tensioner roller

Post by pyropete125 »

anybody have a source for the roller part of the timing belt tensioner? i want to make my own... yeah i know, but its for a b234f head, different than any that have been made.

anyways i know what a racer walsh looks like and an esslinger and im looking for the the roller part only.

anybody have any other parts about the same size and as heavy duty?

im all ears

thanks,
pete
89 xr4ti, LOTS'O'MODS. PICS OF MY XR, FOLVO STUFF, AND...
User avatar
boostfiend
Level 4
Level 4
Posts: 467
Joined: Sat Apr 01, 2006 9:43 am
Location: Yakima WA

Re: source for timing belt tensioner roller

Post by boostfiend »

pyropete125 wrote:anybody have a source for the roller part of the timing belt tensioner? i want to make my own... yeah i know, but its for a b234f head, different than any that have been made.

anyways i know what a racer walsh looks like and an esslinger and im looking for the the roller part only.

anybody have any other parts about the same size and as heavy duty?

im all ears

thanks,
pete
Try speedway. They carry some good looking stuff!
Jon Moore - Daskustomwerk - Yakima WA

- Turbocharged machine creates another fiend -
User avatar
boostfiend
Level 4
Level 4
Posts: 467
Joined: Sat Apr 01, 2006 9:43 am
Location: Yakima WA

Post by boostfiend »

Jon Moore - Daskustomwerk - Yakima WA

- Turbocharged machine creates another fiend -
User avatar
DPDISXR4Ti
Site Admin
Posts: 13924
Joined: Wed Jan 08, 2003 11:40 pm
Location: New York

Post by DPDISXR4Ti »

Pete- I'm thinking you might be best off going to a bearing supply house that could let you select from a variety of different bearings.

Alternatively, you could try to go down the automotive supplier route, but it might be a bit of the "tail wagging the dog" scenario. But here's one I'm familair with that might fit the requirement. It's a Fiat timing belt bearing, p/n 4178014. It's a very good quality double-row bearing - I've actually used it for other than it's intended purposes and it's worked flawlessly. Here's a link to exploded diagram, so you'll see it's the type of "stand-alone" bearing that I think you're looking for...

http://www.mirafiori.com/model/tbelt/
Brad
User avatar
pyropete125
Level 7
Level 7
Posts: 1311
Joined: Wed Jan 07, 2004 2:51 am
Location: west haven, CT

Post by pyropete125 »

nice! just what im looking for...

any other good P/N and similar styles?

thanks,
pete
89 xr4ti, LOTS'O'MODS. PICS OF MY XR, FOLVO STUFF, AND...
User avatar
DPDISXR4Ti
Site Admin
Posts: 13924
Joined: Wed Jan 08, 2003 11:40 pm
Location: New York

Post by DPDISXR4Ti »

pyropete125 wrote:any other good P/N and similar styles?
Nope, that was the only one I knew of off-hand that fit what I thought you were looking for. It's got a reasonably large center hole, so it should be adaptable to a lot of applications by making a custom bushing to fit your application. Off the top of my head, I'd say the O.D. is around 2". If you want to take a shot, this guy usually has them on hand for a very reasonable ~$30 or so.

http://www.fiatparts.com/
Brad
Post Reply