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mmathews
03-24-2011, 01:14 PM
Heres where i am. I removed my ac. I removed my power steering pump. I want to run 1 belt from the crank up around the water pump, down around the idler pulley and up around the alternator. Instead of getting a 10% jackshaft the accessory crank pulley would spin the idler faster. Same effect. Plus it would eliminate a belt and give me a better wrap around the water pump. I want to seperate the idler from the jackshaft and put a spacer between them. Will it come apart? I could find an 8 rib pulley the size of the current idler and weld it on, drill it and use longer bolts. But i'd rather not. Theres more possibility for error.

stormy69
03-24-2011, 05:13 PM
interested as well, mostly to make the front of the motor shorter for my pinto install and i eliminated ps as well. hope to keep ac if room is available tho