We started with a standard pantyhose and looped around the water pump and alternator (of course, these 2 are vital as we need to limp to the next exit with good charring of battery and quenching of coolant system). You will not have AC (stop sniveling if you're stuck in the desert..you will be just fine. ), and power steering (prepare to regurgitate power steering fluid when steering and make a complete mess here for sure).
The first start of pantyhose did not work out. Perhaps we can blame the quality of said manufacturer of pantyhose, as well as the lack of material for this experiment. We shall try a thicker brand. More of a sock if you will.
Now tying a knot that will last is crucial. (Keep a knot tying Navy manual in the glove box just in case). In addition, the tension on the pulleys is going to be extra important.
A second engine start, and we have approximately 2.9 seconds dedicated to a functioning circulation of vital pulleys. Enough for us to travel about half a foot..maybe.
In reviewing this experiment we realized a few things:
1) Roadside assistance would have been nice.
2) Panty Hose will more than likely not work for serpentine belt style setups.
3)Duck Tape may have been the answer the whole time.
So..there you have it. If you can make it happen we would love to see your working video of pantyhose utilized to get you several exits or miles to get things fixed. (V Rib Belts do not count for obvious reasons)