I have a 1968 Dodge Charger and I
need a new fan belt. Is it okay to drive without
the belt or do I need it on to drive? Also
what model number is it that I can use?
You can run without a fan in very cold
weather or at speeds above 40 mph, but
the same belt that rotates the fan also
rotates the water pump, and you wonâ€™t
get far without that. Actually, if the car
has a clutchless fan (direct drive), airflow
over the blades will turn the pump at low
speeds, allowing a modicum of â€ślimp
homeâ€ť if loads and temps are moderate.
But no way am I advising this!
The part number of the required belt is
dependent on displacement (small block,
big block?) but they are readily available –
see rockauto.com or any local parts store.