I remember that day, Lenard praying it would not fall off. I think if you added another pulley it could work. Or a smaller pulley on the top to add some extra space from the alternator. Instead of the 90mm pulley might think about a 45mm. Actually the 12V pulley might work very well here. The pulley by the crankshaft I would leave it alone. This way it would clear.I had to bypass the A/c compressor on her old black 95 LS I went to the auto parts store (Auto zone) and kept trying belts till I found the right belt. I think it was for a Corsica or Beretta and it had one less rib on the belt.
Thats what I said , use the 12V for the upper for clearance. Also the bushings and clearance are pretty much the same on the bearings. I also prefer to keep it stock but if your gonna do it go for it. Smaller diameter pulley should give some clearance but the lower should stay the same as it needs that angle off the crank shaft.Thank you for all of the inputs. I kind of like the idea of putting a 24V pulley on in place of the upper pulley.
Or, couldn't I use the 12 valve tensioner pulley?? What would be almost the identical set-up for moutning, wouldn't it?
Maybe a bit but there is really nothing we can do about it.Ah, sorry I missed that Jason.
Isn't that 12V bearing overpriced?? What is it going for? Would the same shims (for lack of a better word) that pop into the 24V idler pulley prior to putting the bolt through it and mounting it fit exactly the same into the 12V pulley??
Yes, way overpriced IMO ! I have always just replace the bearing (63004-2RS1) or use 24V timing belt idlers that I have retired out from the 24V timing belt use. The 24V serpentine belt idler pulley use the same 63004-2RS1 bearing and the same metal bushings as the 12V serpentine idler. Replacing the bearing is easy to do with a press (I bought an el cheapo press that cost less the the OEM pulley) and old bearing always came out with a "pop" so it was tight. Since a replacement bearing cost $12 or so, I just swap it every one or two years. There're many other pulleys (~$20) that can be use to substitute the 12V serpentine idler.Isn't that 12V bearing overpriced?? What is it going for? Would the same shims (for lack of a better word) that pop into the 24V idler pulley prior to putting the bolt through it and mounting it fit exactly the same into the 12V pulley??