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Old 10-18-2019, 02:39 PM   #1
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Ford lehman pulley conversion

I have a four cylinder 80 hp Ford Lehman. It uses the old style type of V-belt for the alternator. And Iím looking into converting this belt into a serpentine belt. I was wondering how difficult or how easy this would be to change the pulleys on the crank and water pump to serpentine style. And if I would need any special tools like a pull/press

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Old 10-18-2019, 02:56 PM   #2
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I installed a Balmar serpentine conversion on my Lehman 120. It is fantastic. Picture here:

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Welcome aboard. The Balmar conversion looks nice. I would add American Diesel to your contact list, Brian is the guru for Lehmans.804-435-3107
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In the meantime, I've found that cogged belts last waaay longer than regular v-belts.
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What was the cost for the conversion?
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I appreciate all the responses. Thank you. But my original concern was how easy was it.? Because this is a project I want to take on solo. A DIY thing.
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I have not done it but it looks pretty simple to do. Probably a good starter project.
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What was the cost for the conversion?
I paid $450 Canadian for the kit.

http://www.balmar.net/product/altmount-pulley-kits/altmount-pulley-kit-48-fsp-100/

I did have to have some light machining done to get a perfect fit on the crank pulley. Also had to fab up some shims to get the alignment correct. It is a slick installation, and I was able to put a 200amp alternator on it.
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I installed a Balmar serpentine conversion on my Lehman 120. It is fantastic. Picture here:

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Nice looking conversion / engine / engine room! Lot of time and effort.
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