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Old 01-25-2010, 09:14 PM   #11
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That'* one of my favorite shirts, "Been there, Wrecked that"

Applies when I drive, not when work on cars.
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Nice writeup and pics guys. Very enjoyable read.

Moved to General Chat. This is indeed about "Bonnevilles"
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Looking really good. The bay is really cleaning up.

As for the belt slip, how far is the tensioner back? What length belt you have right now? If the tensioner is near the end of its travel, you may need a shorter belt. If you do go with a 8 rib, count on spending about $300. I just picked up my 8 rib belt and that cost me over $60 just for the belt.
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Nice writeup and pics guys. Very enjoyable read.

Moved to General Chat. This is indeed about "Bonnevilles"
I meant to put it in General Chat.. but my sleep deprived mind apparently had other plans!

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Looking really good. The bay is really cleaning up.

As for the belt slip, how far is the tensioner back? What length belt you have right now? If the tensioner is near the end of its travel, you may need a shorter belt. If you do go with a 8 rib, count on spending about $300. I just picked up my 8 rib belt and that cost me over $60 just for the belt.
The tensioner is almost right in the middle of it'* guide (favoring the tensioned side, not the loosened side). I don't remember what the size is, I went in and got a belt, it was just a hair to big, got the next size down and it was perfect, doesn't say on the belt what size it is. The teeth are a little shorter than what I think they should be though, and the material feels a little slipperier than a normal belt, it has little hairs. I'd like to just get the 8 rib setup though, I'll be waiting for your write up on it. Shouldn't be a big deal for now, cars going back in the shop for another month or so, and if I do drive it I'll just have to keep it under 90. (Don't ask and I won't tell). If it gets towards track season I'll find a belt with a little more grip.

**edit** Just remembered I bought the belt from O'Reillys, I'll stop in and have them pull it up next time I'm in town.

**double edit** Just noticed in one of my pictures there is writing on the belt... must be hiding from me, I just went and looked for it!
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Adding a 8 rib to yours will be a breeze. You have nothing in the way. Just change the pulleys. Then it'* just remove the harmonic balancer and install the new one. your set. NAPA has the gates belt.
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Adding a 8 rib to yours will be a breeze. You have nothing in the way. Just change the pulleys. Then it'* just remove the harmonic balancer and install the new one. your set. NAPA has the gates belt.
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You can also do it in stages. Pick up the idles and change them out when ever. Takes like 5 minuets. Then pick up the harmonic balancer when you can. You can still run the 6 rib belt without a problem. Then pick up the belt when you can.
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Any idea whether the oil filter is a problem on our cars when upgrading to an 8 rib balancer? I notice ZZP has an oil neck spacer option for their balancer, wasn't sure if that'* only for the GP'*. Also, looks like I'll need a balancer puller. $320 for the entire 8 rib kit from zzp, add $20 for the oil neck spacer.
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Any idea whether the oil filter is a problem on our cars when upgrading to an 8 rib balancer? I notice ZZP has an oil neck spacer option for their balancer, wasn't sure if that'* only for the GP'*. Also, looks like I'll need a balancer puller. $320 for the entire 8 rib kit from zzp, add $20 for the oil neck spacer.
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I don't think we need a spacer, but might want to ask bill to make sure. The W body is a little different from our H bodys. A balancer puller I think was about $20 at autozone. For a belt you can check at intense racing, they have a bunch of used belts for about $7 each.
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