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Scat Serpentine Belt System

Postby mandoclimber » Wed Sep 02, 2009 9:22 am

Just an FYI... not that I have ever heard this happening but I have proof that it did... my own fault of course!!!

I have the s-belt system on my 1600 dp motor... and the upper pulley spun... the woodruff key split or broke I guess... How it breaks I do not know since it is not under any pressure... it is just a guide. Oh well... the lesson in this is that the generator shaft (pulley end) was mildly bent once I took it out... (again from the original motor that was pieced together). Well long story short I was afraid that I would have to purchase a whole new system.

But good news I called SCAT and they are sending just the upper pulley...YEAH!!! Which of course is much less expensive than buying a complete kit. Good news is the Gen is coming out and an Alternator is going back so good times!!!!

I guess it is true... when things go well it is an experience but when things go bad it is wisdom!!!!

I do not suspect that this will ever happen to anyone else but in case you need the info here it is....

the joys and the sorrows... LOL

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Re: Scat Serpentine Belt System

Postby vdubjim » Fri Sep 04, 2009 1:49 pm

WOW man that sucks! Glad they hooked you up with the broken parts.

But proof *cough cough* stock is good enough :)
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Re: Scat Serpentine Belt System

Postby mandoclimber » Fri Sep 04, 2009 2:56 pm

I agree with that.... "stock is good enough" but it sure is fun working on it all the time... :shock:
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Re: Scat Serpentine Belt System

Postby vdubjim » Fri Sep 04, 2009 3:17 pm

You can go forever on stock with a bent shaft. Well until the bearings go!
What u doin with that gen? I needa swap one on that blue 67. Swap gen session?

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Re: Scat Serpentine Belt System

Postby mandoclimber » Fri Sep 04, 2009 6:29 pm

Yeah I can do that... When would you want to work on it? I am gonna swap mine out here at the house... bc I can not drive it until I do... simpler to do the gen/alt swap here but I can run out to your place and give you a hand your call.
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Re: Scat Serpentine Belt System

Postby vdubjim » Fri Sep 04, 2009 7:25 pm

Ahh that bad eh?

I was just gonna take the decklid hinges off and pull the shroud out.

Ive seen people doing it with shroud on, but i worry about torquing that fan nut.
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Re: Scat Serpentine Belt System

Postby mandoclimber » Fri Sep 04, 2009 7:53 pm

Yeah it is gonna be interesting to say the least... Hey do you know what size nut that is that holds the fan on in the back... I had planned on just pulling the gen and swapping the fan to the alt.... anyway... what day you going to do yours? I am on for tomorrow....
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Re: Scat Serpentine Belt System

Postby vdubjim » Sat Sep 05, 2009 8:12 am

pretty sure its 36mm

This guy has a good video and a funny voice
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ewXkdPgsa4
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Re: Scat Serpentine Belt System

Postby mandoclimber » Sat Sep 05, 2009 9:49 am

Thanks.... for the vid... this guy is great - I don't know if you have seen his series on engine rebuild as well.... Looks like I am off to the tool store for a 36mm. Always need a reason to buy tools.
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Re: Scat Serpentine Belt System

Postby vdubjim » Sat Sep 05, 2009 11:21 am

Yeps.

when are you doing the gen? I have some unexpected outta-towners show up so my weekend is shot! %*#$()$#($)_@$_#)_@!
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Re: Scat Serpentine Belt System

Postby mandoclimber » Sat Sep 05, 2009 12:07 pm

After I do mine this weekend.... lets set up a time to do yours. Enjoy your company :D
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