Originally Posted by malbert73
I have a Beta 50 - and would like an idler pulley. How/where did you get it?
This was a factory mod. They have a bracket made to attach an auxiliary device such as a second alternator, refrigeration compressor
, etc. You can see what this bracket looks like by viewing the keel
cooled version of your 50 on the Beta UK website.
So, the keel
does not have a water
pump in the way so if they fit this bracket to a conventional engine with a raw water pump
the belt for the second alternator needs to be directed clear of the pump
. That is why my engine has two idler pulleys. They are bolted to the block into what I assume are pre-existing bolt holes. Fairly large shoulder bolts go through a spacer to place the pulleys the proper distance from the block. The bolts go through a pair of bearings that the pulley turns on.
So, back to your question I suggest that you contact Beta UK or Beta North Carolina
and discuss what you need. IMO Beta UK has much better support than North Carolina
rates are so low these days that it is worth it to talk to them.