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Old 15-11-2021, 21:46   #1
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Belt tightener

Cheap inexpensive belt tightener that will keep belt tight while tightening alternator screw. Turnbuckle at Home Depot $2.20.
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Old 16-11-2021, 13:09   #2
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Re: Belt tightener

They work really well.

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Old 16-11-2021, 18:36   #3
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Cheap inexpensive belt tightener that will keep belt tight while tightening alternator screw. Turnbuckle at Home Depot $2.20.
Interesting. Is that just wedged in place? This is timely as I need to change my belt
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Re: Belt tightener

My version that can be kept in place. Two rod ends with a "turnbuckle-style" connecting rod (fits 1/2" wrench). One end left-hand thread, the other right-hand thread. Nuts added on both ends to lock against the connecting rod and prevent spontaneous turning.
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Re: Belt tightener

I did similar in a previous boat. Replaced the alternator arm with a cheap hardware store turnbuckle. It worked so well I had to be careful not to get the belt too tight. The cheap turnbuckles don't have lock nuts so I had to add them, hardware store didn't have left handed nuts but I found one at West Marine.
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