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Old 07-10-2013, 04:21 PM   #1
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Default ac delete bracket?

i just picked up my mustang and trying to figure out how to tension the darn belt. there is a huge bracket from my alternator to the opposite side of the engine but no tensioner. any ideas? is this normal? HELP!
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Old 07-10-2013, 04:33 PM   #2
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lol get a picture of it up man so we can see how its set up.

There should be a tensioner either right beside the alt, or under it.
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That bracket you speak of is probably the tensioner itself. Is it hex shaped? If so, that's it.
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Old 07-11-2013, 08:51 AM   #5
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here she is!
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Old 07-11-2013, 08:52 AM   #6
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Old 07-11-2013, 11:05 AM   #7
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Doesn't look like you have a tensioner. Is that bracket even adjustable? Doesn't look like it. It's definitely not normal and looks like a "custom" job.
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This is not the correct way to run this.
What they did was take the upper bolt out of the alt, to allow for a smaller belt. Once they put the belt on they basically use a pry bar or something to push the alt back into place putting tension on the belt . Will work for a very short while till the belt starts to stretch.

If you want to do it correctly you need this


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You don't need a pulley for the A/C delete. The delete kit I have(I think I got it from late model resto) uses the same brackets(alum one that bolts to head and steel one that bolts to water pump) as a stock 5.0 without A/C. They move the power steering pump up to where the A/C used to be.
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You don't need a pulley for the A/C delete. The delete kit I have(I think I got it from late model resto) uses the same brackets(alum one that bolts to head and steel one that bolts to water pump) as a stock 5.0 without A/C. They move the power steering pump up to where the A/C used to be.
http://www.latemodelrestoration.com/...A-C-Eliminator


This is what you have correct? Both perfectly acceptable and correct way of doing it. Either way you go you need a tensionor
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