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Old 01-14-2004, 12:39 PM
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Thanks for that info on the alternator, appreciated and look forward to your pictures of it. Mine is very old and in the original abliet warn silver paint with maroon stripe. It is FoMoCo original from what I can see. I will keep it until it "fraps" the bed.... 8-)

Since the ERA is new to me, I have not yet done anything with the fan belt or alternator. However, I did notice that on my particular car, the radiator expansion tank is very much near the alternator. And could be somewhat in the way if you insterted a pry bar to put leverage on the alternator in order to tighten the fan belt.

That said, It dawned on me at that time that tightening the fan belt or applying tension with a long pry bar would be somewhat of a challenge and there had to be a good safe way to do this... that thought then slipped my mind.

When you brought up the alternator swap, it then re-entered....

So how did you safely apply pressure to the new alternator in order to tighten the fan belt without buggering up anything?

I am all ears on this...
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