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[C1] 1959 283 Fan belt hits lower rad hose

 
Old 02-10-2019, 04:47 PM
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When we put the generator back on it had the same hose that was never adjusted or changed. It has been on there for several years in good shape.
I keep going back to somehow the generator has to raise up to get the belt away from it. But it only goes on the bracket one way and we never touched or moved that either.

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If you sight down the belt, are the balancer and generator pulleys in line?
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Yes, everything looks to be inline.
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Old 02-10-2019, 05:06 PM
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There's a plate between the gen bracket and the manifold. Could that have been turned around when the gen was mounted?
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We did not touch that at all.
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Old 02-10-2019, 05:16 PM
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I remember back in the day, generator pulleys being shimmed, may apply here, may not, but something has changed to pull the belt closer between gen and crank.
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Old 02-10-2019, 05:34 PM
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Those generator pulleys are sometimes removed during a rebuild; I don't think its been re-installed in its former position...examine it carefully...
Make sure the mounting bolts and spacers are properly installed. It may look lined up but a 1/4" can make a difference...

A picture farther back would be good showing the whole generator from the right front..

This is a 61 and a 58 may or may not mount the same way..


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Old 02-10-2019, 07:19 PM
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The picture you posted is too close up to tell much, but I just looked at mine and it is about an inch and a half from the hose. Also you mentioned if you moved the generator the tach unit hitting the manifold. Mine is a LONG way from the manifold. I'll post some pictures I just took, hoping that you may see some difference in mine and yours. If you need any other pictures or measurements, let me know,








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Old 02-10-2019, 07:40 PM
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I don't see any way it could be rotated to have the tach mech hit the exhaust. You really should post some pictures, and a little farther away. It looks almost like your lower bracket missing, or the generator is mounted on it with the ears on the back sides of the holes. Something definitely needs to move that generator forward about an inch. Please try to get a picture from the rear showing where your tach mech can get to the exhaust manifold.
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Old 02-10-2019, 07:53 PM
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Compared to my alignment, it looks like your belt should cross about here:

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Thanks. We will be back at it tomorrow with some more pics and what we have tried.
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Old 02-11-2019, 09:23 AM
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Originally Posted by 65GGvert View Post
I don't see any way it could be rotated to have the tach mech hit the exhaust. You really should post some pictures, and a little farther away. It looks almost like your lower bracket missing, or the generator is mounted on it with the ears on the back sides of the holes. Something definitely needs to move that generator forward about an inch. Please try to get a picture from the rear showing where your tach mech can get to the exhaust manifold.
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Old 02-11-2019, 09:30 AM
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Originally Posted by mintcondition View Post
I don’t see anyway it can be positioned forward or back any way since it fits on the bracket only one way. Would a shorter belt raise it on the arm?
If you took the mounting bracket off the Gen housing then reassembled with the bracket flipped.....that could cause the rearward stance drawing the belt onto the hose......Is there any extra slack in the tach cable that you noticed?

IMO, the gen needs to be moved forward....make sure the bracket was not flipped when reinstalled..................

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Old 02-11-2019, 11:14 AM
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One more picture for alignment check. This is an older picture before I cleaned up the generator, but maybe you can use the angle to find out what's different. You can see how far the tach housing is from the manifold.


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Old 02-11-2019, 11:18 AM
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Originally Posted by 65GGvert View Post
One more picture for alignment check. This is an older picture before I cleaned up the generator, but maybe you can use the angle to find out what's different. You can see how far the tach housing is from the manifold.

Nice, nice engine bay...

Look, let's be logical....if the lower radiator hose was undisturbed and the engine hasn't shifted position in the OP's engine bay, and the same fan belt used -- the only thing left to cause the misalignment is the mounting configuration or the generator itself - its that simple...
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Old 02-11-2019, 11:25 AM
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Do you have the generator mounted in front of the bracket as depicted below? This would move the belt away from the hose and towards the radiator.


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Old 02-11-2019, 11:29 AM
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Definitely mounting. Look how close the generator (and particularly the tach houshing) is to the exhaust manifold in his first picture in post #16. As you can see, mine is several inches away and would not even rotate far enough to hit. It looks like in that picture that the entire mounting bracket is gone. I guess we will have to wait for better pictures. I'd like to see pictures of the top of the generator, almost looks like it's upside down, or at least the end caps.
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Old 02-11-2019, 11:37 AM
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Yes, that adapter plate that raises the bracket the may be missing.
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Old 02-11-2019, 11:49 AM
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It appears that this plate is missing, and is not shown in the drawing above, I suppose because it's already bolted to the manifold.



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Old 02-11-2019, 12:04 PM
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The attached file from Rich and Dave has great information on generator mount and pulley alignment.
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