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Re: Wetserbeke alternator woes
First, thanks for your replies and willingness to help. MaineSail, I am as puzzled as you - I have the original Westerbeke alternator, and it is 2 dual foot. The feet look weird - one smaller bolt hole, the other much larger? (obviously I am talking feet, bit the adjusting bolt hole on the "top"). But there is only one lug on the engine!
3 attachments - one shows the belts.
The second shows the bolt and cylinder originally installed between the two legs of the Balmar. This cylinder was originally in the space between engine lug and unattached foot.
The third shows the alternator mounting. Notice one bracket on engine. alternator foot on left with spacing washers, foot on right unsupported.
Sorry for the photo size...