Logo
Rodding Roundtable
Home  |  Forums  |  Events  |  Members  |  Webring  |  Tech  |  Merchandise  |  Contact  |  Services
abLinks   |  Want Ads  |  Advertising  
   ForumForum   FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   CalendarCalendar   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   AlbumAlbum   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 
Classified AdsClassified Ads Search AdsSearch Ads

Tech item-pulley liner upper

 
Post new topic      Reply to topic   printer-friendly view    Rodding Roundtable Forum Index -> Tech Archive
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Rayvyn
Baron


Gender: Gender:Male
Joined: 12 Feb 2004
User's Age: (58)
Posts: 1122
Location: The land of thongs and suntans.

PostPosted: Tue, May 29 2007, 9:31 pm    Post subject: Tech item-pulley liner upper Reply with quote

For lack of a better name, that's what I'll it... Wink
Here's my contribution that hopefuly someone can use.

I took the generator off the 287 in my 55 Pontiac and opted to go with a Powermaster 3 wire alternator.The old geni was shot and not worth the trouble of re-doing.
Of course the mounting brackets weren't even close to what the alternator needed, and no one sells a conversion bracket for this redo, so I had to fab up a remedy.
There's no room to put anything flat on the face of the water pump pulley, and I wanted something that would allow me to use both the water pump and crank pulley to check the alternator pulley alignment.

I was able to do this by using a simple tool I made. (Of course I didn't take pictures)
I took a 4' piece of 1/2" aluminum box tube and cut it into 2 pieces, 1-30" and 1-18".
I clamped them end to end on the workbench, and fastened the ends together with a simple 1/2"w hinge.
I checked for straightness by folding the piece up and making sure the sides were flush, and extending it and holding a straightedge on it. I then clamped the long end to both pulleys.
Now I had something that sat flush with the face of both pulleys, and the other shorter end would fall to the angle I needed for the alternator. By mounting the alternator on the big geni bracket that bolts to the intake, I was able to tell how far back the bracket had to be moved for the pulleys to line up. This would mean elongating the holes in the bracket and sliding it rearward 3/8th's of an inch.
Making sure the alt. pulley face was flush against the tubing, I bolted it solid on that side, and was able to leave it there while I bent a chrome aftermarket bracket to the exact shape and length I needed for the other side. This took the trial and error out of getting the alt. lined up without moving it back and forth and taking it on and off, lessoning the danger of throwing the belt while running, if the alignment was off.

Total cost: $4.38
Here's a crude drawing of what I made.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message  
enjenjo
Site Admin
Site Admin


Gender: Gender:Male
Joined: 21 Jan 2004
User's Age: (70)
Posts: 11923
Location: Swanton, Ohio

PostPosted: Wed, May 30 2007, 12:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good Idea Bry! I'll steal it when I can use it.
_________________
"Walk it off Snack Fairy"
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website  
tomslik
Earl


Gender: Gender:Male
Joined: 12 Feb 2004
User's Age: (62)
Posts: 2269
Location: Berthoud,CO

PostPosted: Wed, May 30 2007, 4:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

good idea but i didn't know a 287 had enough power to run an alternator..... Laughing
the ones i drove couldn't pull a fat girl off a tricycle..

_________________
The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on my list
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail  
Rayvyn
Baron


Gender: Gender:Male
Joined: 12 Feb 2004
User's Age: (58)
Posts: 1122
Location: The land of thongs and suntans.

PostPosted: Wed, May 30 2007, 5:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

tomslik wrote:
good idea but i didn't know a 287 had enough power to run an alternator..... Laughing
the ones i drove couldn't pull a fat girl off a tricycle..


This one gets up and goes pretty well.
And why do the girls in Colorado insist on riding tricycles... Question Razz
Funny thing I saw one time: This little Colorado girl was trying to get onto a Big Wheel. She made it on, but was too "stocky" to get her legs moving. She tried getting off, but was stuck. She stood up and walked off, with that Big Wheel still stuck between her legs... Embarassed Very Happy
I saw some heffers out there in a club near Ft. Carson one time; they all had tattoos on their lips and a bell on their neck. I wouldn't have minded so much but they kept flicking their tales and knocking my beer over. We had to throw hay out in the parking lot to get them to leave... Idea Razz Razz Razz Razz Razz Razz Razz Laughing
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message  
tomslik
Earl


Gender: Gender:Male
Joined: 12 Feb 2004
User's Age: (62)
Posts: 2269
Location: Berthoud,CO

PostPosted: Wed, May 30 2007, 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rayvyn wrote:
tomslik wrote:
good idea but i didn't know a 287 had enough power to run an alternator..... Laughing
the ones i drove couldn't pull a fat girl off a tricycle..





This one gets up and goes pretty well.


must be the air...or the fact you HAVE some...


And why do the girls in Colorado insist on riding tricycles... Question Razz


just the natives..


Funny thing I saw one time: This little Colorado girl was trying to get onto a Big Wheel. She made it on, but was too "stocky" to get her legs moving. She tried getting off, but was stuck. She stood up and walked off, with that Big Wheel still stuck between her legs... Embarassed Very Happy


why don't we have a "puke" smiley?
it'd be needed here...



I saw some heffers out there in a club near Ft. Carson one time; they all had tattoos on their lips and a bell on their neck. I wouldn't have minded so much but they kept flicking their tales and knocking my beer over. We had to throw hay out in the parking lot to get them to leave... Idea


Razz Razz Razz Razz Razz Razz Razz Laughing



Laughing you sure those wern't corn fed iowa girls?

_________________
The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on my list
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail  
jusjunk
Paladin


Gender: Gender:Male
Joined: 12 Feb 2004
User's Age: (66)
Posts: 4421
Location: Michigan

PostPosted: Wed, May 30 2007, 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tomslik wrote:
Rayvyn wrote:
tomslik wrote:
good idea but i didn't know a 287 had enough power to run an alternator..... Laughing
the ones i drove couldn't pull a fat girl off a tricycle..





This one gets up and goes pretty well.


must be the air...or the fact you HAVE some...


And why do the girls in Colorado insist on riding tricycles... Question Razz


just the natives..


Funny thing I saw one time: This little Colorado girl was trying to get onto a Big Wheel. She made it on, but was too "stocky" to get her legs moving. She tried getting off, but was stuck. She stood up and walked off, with that Big Wheel still stuck between her legs... Embarassed Very Happy


why don't we have a "puke" smiley?
it'd be needed here...



I saw some heffers out there in a club near Ft. Carson one time; they all had tattoos on their lips and a bell on their neck. I wouldn't have minded so much but they kept flicking their tales and knocking my beer over. We had to throw hay out in the parking lot to get them to leave... Idea


Razz Razz Razz Razz Razz Razz Razz Laughing



Laughing you sure those wern't corn fed iowa girls?


Im sure glad he is picking on you this week. He is kinda testy I thin he needs a nap..
Dave Arrow

_________________
TV Feature Car Builder !!!!!
1932 Ford Coupe ---- SOLD !
1932 Ford Roadster For Sale ?
2006 Harley Electra Glide.
Loud Pipes Save Lives !
2 Dogs 1 cat 1 wife..
Aint easy being stupid I practice..................
********Co Founder of Team Smart*
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message  
UGLY OLDS
Earl


Gender: Gender:Male
Joined: 04 Feb 2007
User's Age: N/A
Posts: 3283
Location: Illinois

PostPosted: Wed, May 30 2007, 5:09 pm    Post subject: Tech item-pulley liner upper Reply with quote

Excellent Idea Exclamation Exclamation Idea And Dave...He has a reason to be "testy"....Remember..He was just made a member of " Team Smart" ...That's enough to ruin anybody's day........ Razz Razz
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message  
View previous topic :: View next topic
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic      Reply to topic   printer-friendly view    Rodding Roundtable Forum Index -> Tech Archive All times are GMT - 5 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You cannot download files in this forum
Rodding Roundtable topic RSS feed 


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group