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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread.

Post by bakerjf » Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:23 am

Does anyone know off the top of their head the fan belt size for a U20 that has the alternator mounted on the right? I seem to remember it's different than a typical left-mounted setup.
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Post by mraitch » Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:20 am

nope, but use a piece of string to find out.
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread.

Post by Mainer311 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:26 am

Dayco 15380, 15385, or 15390. 15385 seems to work for most people. I'm fairly certain it's the same belt for both engines.
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread.

Post by bakerjf » Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:06 pm

Mainer311 wrote:Dayco 15380, 15385, or 15390. 15385 seems to work for most people. I'm fairly certain it's the same belt for both engines.
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Post by bakerjf » Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:16 pm

mraitch wrote:nope, but use a piece of string to find out.
Do you know off the top of your head how long a string I will need? :lol:
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread.

Post by mraitch » Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:42 pm

Nope - <G> just get some string - wrap it around the bits and note where they bisect - make a mark and that is the minimum you will need.
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Post by notoptoy » Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:33 am

Me thinks you have been funned!
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Post by msampsel » Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:28 pm

does the side of the clutch with the snout
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Face the pressure plate? Seems it must, but I'm double checking before final torque.
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Post by Mainer311 » Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:40 pm

Any protruding surfaces I'd assume would be on the pressure plate side. The flywheel is too flat to have anything sticking out on that side.
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread.

Post by mraitch » Thu Aug 17, 2017 3:17 pm

the 'flat' side goes against the flywheel.
Don't forget the pivot bearing!!
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Post by msampsel » Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:37 pm

mraitch wrote:the 'flat' side goes against the flywheel.
Don't forget the pivot bearing!!
Thanks guys, four out of four agree. Just wanted additional experience weighing in.
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread.

Post by Bimburgess » Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:10 am

How do I remove the rear drum shoes? Rotor is off but the springs are in the rear. Do I just pull the shoes off or is a special tool required? I've searched for just this basic question but see no thread. Sorry meant shoes. The drum is off no problem
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Post by notoptoy » Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:21 am

The Drums should pull off (there may be a Phillips head screw to remove on the surface - I don't remember for sure), if they do not, it may be necessary to loosen the brake shoe adjusters. This is a small square head bolt (6mm wrench?) on the back of the backing plates. Loosen until the shoes retract enough to allow the drums to slide off easily. If this method works, then the drums are likely severely worn, and will likely need to be turned at best, or replaced if severely scored.
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread.

Post by Bimburgess » Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:41 am

Sorry my post should have asked about drum brake "shoe" removal. I have the drum off but the springs are behind the shoes. Is it a matter of just pulling the shoes out by hand? I have drum spring tools but they do not look like they would work on these

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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread.

Post by Pjackb » Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:12 am

I've always assumed this but just wanted to confirm
Late year seats do fit in low windshield cars (66) don't they?