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1977 Town Car New Owner With "Burning Belts"

Hey Bill -

My issue is i just bought a 77 Town Car with the 460 engine, it runs good but keeps burning belts. I get about 4 or 5 miles and it starts burning. I have checked alignment and replaced alternator with the belt. I have tried different types of belts (solid and notched belts), but same results. The only thing I can think of was the crank pulley has a burr. I will clean the pulley, but after that have no where to go if it doesn't work please help.



Hello Anthony -

This is the first time that I have heard of a belt burning every 4 or 5 miles with no apparent reason. I do have some ideas but because I cannot view the engine area, I need to ask some questions. Did you recently purchase this Lincoln in this condition from the seller? Did you speak to the seller about this problem? Do you know any history of any repairs to the engine at all? With this information I may be able to suggest some possible suspect areas for you to examine.