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Rook78
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 106
posted March 17, 2005 09:34 AM  
I purchased one to one pulleys and the new pulleys do not line up. I was told "a lot of guys use washers as shims". Is this safe?

One problem I noticed in doing this is the center aluminum piece that keeps the dampner and pulley allinged is ineffective using washers. There is a gap now that allows it to kind of just slop around in the hole.

Suggestions please and as usual THANKS!
ROOK

marshalr
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 148
posted March 17, 2005 02:34 PM  
I would use shims on the water pump pulley to get it to match the crank.
If the crank pulley is too short and you need to move it out to match the water pump i would mill material off of the water pump mounts until it lines up.
You are on the right track, get those pulleys lined up and you won't be throwing your DAYCO BELTS during the race.
The balancer is not a place to mess around with in my opinion.

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marshalr
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Total posts: 148
posted March 17, 2005 02:37 PM  
Just an after thought, you got the right pulley set for your water pump didn'tcha ?
Long pumps and short pumps and pulley sets to match. You can buy adapter sets to convert a short water pump to long pump.

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dirtbuster
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Total posts: 2007
posted March 17, 2005 02:43 PM  
You cant mill much if anything off the water pump mount without the back of the housing getting into the timing cover.

Rook78
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 106
posted March 17, 2005 03:01 PM  
Got er' figured out, thanks all.

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