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post #23 of Old 03-15-2012
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Re: How to destroy a diesel in one easy step...

Sounds like an old Universal diesel with the old alternator bracket
It was a little Kubota 2 cyl (Westerbeke). We sailed it into Bellingham, where I mocked up a new alternator bracket out of cardboard, took it to a local machine shop and they had a new replacement bracket cut out in about a half hour. Then I marinetexed the the timing belt cover back together and ran her that way for another four years.

S.V. Nikko
1983 Fraser 41
La Conner, WA

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