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Old 09-15-2021, 09:08 PM   #1
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Alternator Hack!

Saw this in a FB group and thought it was worth sharing as I have recently had to make modifications to my alternator bracket so I could use a slightly larger belt. If I had thought or knew about this I would have given it a try, itís so simple.

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Old 09-15-2021, 09:38 PM   #2
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Saw this in a FB group and thought it was worth sharing as I have recently had to make modifications to my alternator bracket so I could use a slightly larger belt. If I had thought or knew about this I would have given it a try, itís so simple.

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Old 09-15-2021, 09:48 PM   #3
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Greetings,
Mr. D. I first saw that hack in one of Mr. OC Diver's posts about 3? years ago. He was in the midst of a restoration/upgrade of Slow Hand. I subsequently stole it for my own use. NICE one, Mr. OC. Thanks.
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Here's something really pathetic. I think I recognize that motor as a Volvo B18 or B20 from their cars circa early 60's through to mid 70s. I really need to get a life...
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Old 09-15-2021, 10:13 PM   #5
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Ive been using that setup for my 150amp alts for 16 years. Works great!
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Brilliant idea!
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Now where in my garage did I see those old turnbuckles the other day?
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THIS kind of post is one of the major reasons I hang around here. THANKS!!!!
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Whoa, what a terrific idea! No need for a bracket at all and the turn buckle doubles as a belt tensioner. Plus, there is a ton of adjusting latitude.
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