A dreadfully dull account of a car-obsessive's doings & goings.
Friday, 28 December 2012
Christmas I ar bin mostly – ill.
However, feeling better today I took the alternator
bracketry out to the garage & fitted it on the car. Firstly the beam hit
the right hand idler pulley, so I established whether it was my measuring that
was incorrect or not. It wasn’t, but I remembered the idler wheel is a fair bit
wider than the belt, which accounted for the foul. So having trimmed that back
& made a 2mm spacer to move the beam away from the timing case.The next job was to temporarily attach the
lugs, which I did by drilling a single hole through the centre, a matching one
through the beam & holding them with a countersunk bolt. This allows me to
fit the alternator & set everything up for welding, the bolt hole will be
drilled out into a lightening hole as the material is 9 ½ mm thick at that point!
Just before retreating from the drizzle, I fired th engine up & ran it for a few minutes (no drive to the water pump obviously). Mmmmmm still sounds niiiice.