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3800sc tensioner pulley and other projects by can_add
Started on: 03-21-2014 02:42 PM
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Last post by: sco77 on 03-21-2014 05:21 PM
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Report this Post03-21-2014 02:42 PM Click Here to See the Profile for can_addClick Here to visit can_add's HomePageSend a Private Message to can_addEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Hey guys,

So its been a few years since I’ve really found any time to peruse around this forum.

I did a 3800sc swap into my 85 about 4-5 years ago. Its been my daily driver for 6 months of the year since I did the swap, and I love it! I haven’t had any major issue with it or found the time to do much work on it since.

With winter finally coming to an end, I’ve got a couple of projects I wanted to work on before putting it back on the road. Just looking for a few opinions and have a few question too.

The biggest issue I’d like to look at is the tensioner pulley for the alt. Originally when I did the swap I never built a tensioner, just build the alt bracket so the belt would be tight. Since then the belt has obviously stretched and it ended up falling off a couple of times right before I took the car off the road in the fall. So I’m looking to track down a tensioner pulley that swings the other way like in the picture, which I found in this thread



I’m also looking to install power locks and windows. I found a cheap universal kit on ebay (I know you get what you pay for). I’m trying to do this on the cheap, just wondering if anyone had any experience with these cheap kits? Any input or advice?

And lastly I’m looking to replace a bunch of components in the front end (replaced everything in the backend when I did the swap). Don’t know if I really need any input on this stuff but since I already have it typed out I’ll include it.

FrontEnd
Front Ball joint kit - $63.95 - http://www.fierostore.com/P...px?s=57009&d=338&p=1
Front Poly Kit - $64.95 - http://www.fierostore.com/P...0%20%20RED&d=338&p=2
Front Tie Rod Kit - $84.95 - http://www.fierostore.com/P...px?s=58008&d=324&p=1
Front swaybar end link kit $19.95 - http://www.fierostore.com/P...20%20%20RED&d=45&p=1
front swaybar poly bushing $14.95 - http://www.fierostore.com/P...20%20%20RED&d=45&p=1
lower control arm bolds X 2 $ 7.95 - http://www.fierostore.com/P...px?s=57015&d=338&p=3
Upper control arm bolt X2 $14.95 - http://www.fierostore.com/P...px?s=57016&d=338&p=1
Poly ball joint boot kit X 2 $ 3.95 - http://www.fierostore.com/P...0%20%20RED&d=324&p=1
$295.45

Thanks for you input guys, and hopefully I can find some time to be a little more active around here!
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Not positive but I think they just use a second SC belt tensioner and bolt it on for the alt belt

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Report this Post03-21-2014 05:21 PM Click Here to See the Profile for sco77Click Here to Email sco77Send a Private Message to sco77Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Don't use that tensioner! The spring on it is not strong enough to be used that way. Get part #305217 and build your bracket around that, Very strong spring load and also cheap to buy new, and better yet, available locally (autozone).

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