Alternator swap 83 hurst olds.

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Robin(Hurst)Olds

n00b
May 25, 2020
4
3
Put a new alternator in my cutlass. Old alternator didn’t have a tensioner bolt. Didn’t think anything of it until I slapped the new alternator in there. Can only get the belt hand tight... which despite my super human strength.... is not tight enough.

There’s no good place to jam a wrench and hold tension. Will post some pictures tomorrow when I get off work.

Any ideas are appreciated.

Worth noting: engine is a 403 but still has 307 bracket for alternator. (Learned that the hard way)
 
olds307 and 403

olds307 and 403

Geezer
Oct 14, 2008
5,980
113
Melville,Saskatchewan
I use a bar between bracket and alternator. Be careful to not hit the battery terminal.
 

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