When I purchased my 1981 Sea Sprite last year I noticed a fine black dust on the engine
which I quickly discovered was the result of the fact that the engine
was digesting belts on a regular basis.
I believe the cause is an aftermarket alternator
which is a high amp Balmar
being driven by a small V-belt.
Does anyone know where I can find serpentine pulleys for this engine and alternator
I have a Universal Model 5424, a 68 cu in, 24 hp, 3 cylinder, based on the Kubota D-1101 block, built from 1977 to 1983.