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Yes I think that is exactly what I will have to do. Though not to Napa !.
 
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I remember searching for belts two years ago when I did my alternator conversion (link). I also have a 5/8" pulley, single belt, on my flathead. I'll have to double check when I get home, but for some reason Gates B52 sticks out in my head.
 
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Just googled Gates B52,,,and came up with a 55" belt, which would possibly be about right. Someone has done some crap work on my truck. Just hope I don't find anything else. Many thanks.
 
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The books show 54.5" for most trucks, 3/4" wide.
The guide rails on the front of the manifold, especially aluminum manifolds, are easy to break. When you are adjusting the belts, don't let the alternator yoke slide down hard.
 
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Just checked my truck. Main belt is a Gates B52 (I can't believe I remembered that!) and the fan belt is a Dayco BP34.
 
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The books show 54.5" for most trucks, 3/4" wide.
The guide rails on the front of the manifold, especially aluminum manifolds, are easy to break. When you are adjusting the belts, don't let the alternator yoke slide down hard.
I am also trying to get hold of an original forged steel generator bracket to replace the ali repop one which I feel does not fit at all well.
Got hold of a 55" belt today, it seems to be a good fit. The company rebuilding the radiator are going to fit a 16" fan to the back of the rad. They are also fitting a thermostatic switch into the bottom tank. Which cuts in and cuts out at set temperatures. Just need to work out now how to wire it up.

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I am also trying to get hold of an original forged steel generator bracket to replace the ali repop one which I feel does not fit at all well.
Got hold of a 55" belt today, it seems to be a good fit. The company rebuilding the radiator are going to fit a 16" fan to the back of the rad. They are also fitting a thermostatic switch into the bottom tank. Which cuts in and cuts out at set temperatures. Just need to work out now how to wire it up.

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With or without a shroud?
 
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Sounds like a good deal! Do you know if the thermoswitch is 2 speed or 1? That will determine what kind of relay you need and how you wire it.

You can get simple fan relays anywhere...more complicated if they run 2 speed switches though..

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/d...oling-products
 
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With a brand new core fitted...so basically a new radiator,I am going to try with no cowl to start.
 
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Sounds like a good deal! Do you know if the thermoswitch is 2 speed or 1? That will determine what kind of relay you need and how you wire it.

You can get simple fan relays anywhere...more complicated if they run 2 speed switches though..

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/d...oling-products
As far as I know it is single speed.
 
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I am also trying to get hold of an original forged steel generator bracket to replace the ali repop one which I feel does not fit at all well.
I've got the original generator bracket from my '48 sitting in a box, but I doubt it'd be worth the cost of shipping it over the Atlantic.
 
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I've got the original generator bracket from my '48 sitting in a box, but I doubt it'd be worth the cost of shipping it over the Atlantic.
I am looking at an original bracket next weekend. Hoping it will fit my Power Gen alternator. Which as I am sure you know resembles the original generator. If that does not come off I could contact you.
 
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Check with Speedway Motors. I think they have what you need but they are having trouble with their pictures so I can’t tell for sure. Suggest calling them. https://www.speedwaymotors.com/Searc...ress-Up%20Kits
 
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I hope the radiator shop doesn't mount the electric fan with plastic ties shoved thru the fins?
 
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I hope the radiator shop doesn't mount the electric fan with plastic ties shoved thru the fins?
No, they are mounting the fan on bars soldered on to radiator shell.
 

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