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post #6 of Old 02-18-2009
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Some engines allow you to bolt on different size pulleys, a small one for your water pump, a big one for your alternator. The pully on our MD17 that runs the primary alternator must be 10 to 12 inches in diameter. Even then, I run the motor at a high rpm when its putting out the amps to reduce belt wear. I don't know how hard it would be to modify your bracket to switch to a small case single foot alternator. Perhaps you could borrow one and see how well it matches up?

S.V. Nikko
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La Conner, WA

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