Well, I think I'll order one now... we'll just have to wait to see how long they last :)
Oh BTW here's what Gates says:
Our v-belt plant is actually shut down this week so I did the research with one of our other Engineers rather than have you go through a distributor, then customer service, then the plant. It looks like our process only allows a 40° grind angle on BX belts. Making BX belts with a 30° angle would not be feasible unless a customer needed around 50,000 belts a year. We tried finding an automotive belt that is close to the dimensions you need, but there is nothing in our system showing that.
Sorry for the inconvenience. Let me know if there’s anything else we can do.
PHILIP D. GRIX
Product Application Engineer