[DML] Re: Is there an alternate way to tension AC belt
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[DML] Re: Is there an alternate way to tension AC belt

Why don't I schedule a trip to Louisiana next month and bring the service truck. It carries a full compliment of 7mm helicoils and taps. If you've survived this long without A/C, you can survive another week or two.

Don't know if I'm an "ignorant, self-important lunatic" or not (if I have lost my mind, would I in fact even know that?), but I do have a history of driving from state to state helping people with their cars. Perhaps that is the definition of lunacy -- driving 800 miles to put in a couple of Helicoils. If so, I am indeed a lunatic -- Louie and I drove all the way down there just to put Helicoils in Farrar's heads.

I would bring your manifold with me, but it's already in UPS.

Bill Robertson

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Stephen Rice <stevedmc@...> wrote:
> Several months ago I took my AC belt out of the car and the other day
> I decided to put it back it.  Well, I'm having trouble getting the
> thing to tighten because one of the bolts for the bracket will not
> stay in the engine.  The threads are stripped and I really don't want
> to tap the threads since the metal would end up in my engine.
> Has anyone ever ran into this, or better yet, is there a better way to
> tension the belt rather than use the stock design?
> The picture below shows which bolt is completely loose.  The top bolt
> feels as if its threads are giving way as well.  I'm afraid if I
> tightening it too much its threads will give way as well.
> http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/s320x320/426916_10150728210865586_624210585_11832095_274403980_n.jpg
> -- 
> Steve Rice
> #16510


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