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I did the same bracket replacement a few years ago on my Newport 30 III with the M-18 engine. Had same bolt problems.
I found that the "Gator" belt from the Goodyear auto store was the belt that fit best with the least dust. I did need to go to a shorter belt and tried 2 different lengths before I found the best fit. Be sure to get a spare belt or 2.

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Re: Electrical problem, alternator replacement, bracket upgrade, now exhaust coolant

I have had several after market high output alternators on my MD17D. It required matching the alignment and making custom brackets and new belts... bolts, nuts and washers of course. It took a while each time to get the geometry etc. correct. I use thru bolting not threaded mounts. No kits... I sketched the brackets and had the parts machined. I use Nappa belts.

Check your belt tension periodically.

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