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General MG Alternator link - adjusting bracket length on MGB?

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My '66 Morris Minor has an alternator conversion (it's running a 1275 from a Spridget). The link that the you use to adjust belt tension seems to be a bit short. I think it's the stock Spridget piece.

I was wondering if anyone knew if an MGB part might be different or maybe a bit longer? See mine below for reference.

Thanks!

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The easier and more proper way is to use the correct fan belt- Moss #434-600 (for alternator) instead of the 460-990 (for generator)
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Thanks for the tip, Bill. I wasn't able to find a belt locally that fit any better.
 

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Always place a nut behind the bolt...do not rely on the threads of the alternator to hold the adjustment.
 

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Autozone will have a longer one. Maybe too long as I think I had to cut mine. It was also chrome, but, they are easily available. I can take a look in my bin also. How much more do you need?

FWIW with the Vauxhall I also went to Canadian Tire (like Autozone but better) at a quiet time and they helped me find the correct length belt by trial and error
 
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Another inch or two would likely give me enough adjustability room. Didn't think about finding a generic one at Autozone, will have to try them as well.
 

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FWIW, that bracket on my '78 is about the same length as the one you have pictured...but it's slightly curved instead of straight. At any rate, I agree that any decent parts store should be able to measure your belt and provide you with one long enough to fit your installation...
 
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So I took JP's advice and checked the local parts store for a generic bracket. They had one that would work with a little cutting and one new hole. Gives a wider range of adjustability and fits just fine. Some bling for my engine. :grin:

Thanks all for the thoughts and tips, got it solved.

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Woo Hoo! I no longer use mine but, it was literally the chrome in the engine bay - shiniest part on the car! (as yours appears to be) well done!
 
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