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Old 10-27-2011, 11:08 PM   #29
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Yea - it's not like I will have a piston left sitting in a box when all is said and done - its a bolt for crying out loud!
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Old 10-28-2011, 08:51 AM   #30
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I am doing my best to be sure nothing is left out - nothing! I did take pictures along the way and and am comparing what I took out with what I put back. There is still that one spacer thing I have no idea where it came from... I'll post a picture of it later tonight - maybe somebody recognizes it and can tell me where it is supposed to go
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Old 11-02-2011, 06:52 PM   #31
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My brother has a jet engine mechanic working on F111 engines in the Air Force and a 747 engine mechanic for a major airlines. He says all is good if you have left over parts!
Dang! I made a living on f-111 engines till some idiot turned them to scrap!
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Old 11-02-2011, 09:13 PM   #32
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Dang! I made a living on f-111 engines till some idiot turned them to scrap!
My brother was stationed at Mtn Home, ID. I had visited a couple of times and loved watching the F-111's flying. You know why it is called a fighter jet? Ever seen the EF-111? I was told it could knock out communications across half a state.
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Old 11-03-2011, 03:13 PM   #33
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Where did this come from?

OK - one of the parts that rained down is this little bracket. I do not know from where it rained from, but I believe it was on the left side, the passenger side of the Motorhome.
I do not have a good enough picture of this little gem. Can anybody look around and maybe locate this? I'll buy you a beer if you find it.....


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Old 11-04-2011, 10:45 AM   #34
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it goes on the alternator.
Tried to show pic but camera won't download.
it bolts to the back of the alternator .the long part being a spacer.
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Old 11-04-2011, 03:18 PM   #35
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I woke up after my Night Shift last night and that is what I started to think - that it part of the tensioner for the alternator! Great - you win the beer prize!!!
We have snow on the ground up here at the 6200 foot level so I will play with tomorrow if it warms up a little.
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Old 11-05-2011, 08:48 PM   #36
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Well, I looked at the alternator and that bracket and I don't quite see how it all fits together. There is the stationary bolt hole, which is threaded and the adjustable bolt hole, which is also threaded so I think I will need a picture or maybe I will look at my friends Surbaban for a clue, it might be similar.....
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Old 11-05-2011, 09:16 PM   #37
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Look back at your pics... maybe you have more?

I found this on Ebay...
1990 454 TBI Engine Pulleys Brackets Big Block chevy | eBay
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Old 11-05-2011, 09:40 PM   #38
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Thanks - that engine is a little different than mine, it has a tentioner and mine does not.

Unfortunately I didn't take enough pictures. Nothing up close enough to see where or how it went in. I am already combing the internet for a breakout view of some sort.

This lesson does how one thing and that is you can never take enough pictures, but you can take not enough.
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Old 11-05-2011, 09:50 PM   #39
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Interesting.
So you have a ribbed serpentine belt, but no tensiioner???
I have a 1990 Suburban 454 with a single serpentine belt in my storage...
If you get stuck, I can take a look at it...
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Old 11-05-2011, 10:11 PM   #40
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So, I go didging thru my Archive of pics from 2008, when I pulled and stripped that 1990 motor and find these...
Maybe they will help???


This pic I had removed a lot on the drivers side...
Look right under the alternator... there is a hint of a braket bolted tight to the block that looks similar?
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Thanks - no, still different. My alternator is on the left hand side with the 2nd smog pump but I do not have any tentioners. My AC compressor is on the right hand side. Water pump is the same though.

The frameworks on the left look completely different than what you have.
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Old 11-06-2011, 12:19 AM   #42
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Sigh...
Thought it was worth a shot!
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