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I just installed my mid mount alternator bracket that i bought out of Jegs recently. It bolted up great and i like the look a lot but i can't find a belt to fit it! I've been to pep boys and auto zone, twice each to buy two belts, one is too short and the other too long, but there is no in between size. Should i try napa or what? I'm probably going to be calling jegs tomorrow to see what they say.
 

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I usually take a string and run it on the outside of the pulley groove (helps to have 2 people) of all the pulley's then measure the length and go to Napa. I just did this on my friends 69 Camaro and it worked perfect. I bought the size I thought I needed plus one size below just in case and returned the one I didn't use. If they're stock pulley's they should be 3/8" wide belts in case they ask you.
 

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The last #'s on most belts are their actual length. It's nice to know so you can actually get them to order the correct length if needed. For example, if the two belts you have (one too long and one too short) have the last digits of 305 (30 1/2") and 325 (or 32 1/2") then a 315 will likely be your answer. If they can't get that belt, then yes, try a different parts store. Different brands may vary well offer different lengths and may better fit your application.
You can also try the shorter belt in a slightly narrower version. It will set deeper in the pulleys and thus, might work as well.
 

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I've taken an old belt that is too long and wrapped it around the pulleys, then cut it to the actual size needed. Take the cut belt (or the measurement) to the parts store (a decent store will let you go back and find it yourself) either look for one with the correct number, or hold it up to the different sizes until you find what you need. I have less than an inch of adjustment the way it is set-up, so belt length is critical, I can't believe you don't have enough adjustment available to use an off-the-shelf size. Do you have a small mom and pop kind of parts store nearby? That's usually a better choice than the morons working in the chain stores, unless you find a gearhead willing to help!
 

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I saw Jason's setup last night. I can say for sure both belts wont work. The alternator bracket hits the control arm at the end of its range. It really looks good on his car, and it helped clean the engine bay up. Same with removing the power steering pump. Wish I could do it on my car...:(

And yes, there are a few mom and pop parts store around here. One was really helpfull when I was doing a HydroBoost install on my boss's Firebird.

I'll see what Jason and I can work out.
 

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problem solved guys, i talked to a more car oriented person than a "what car, what year" computer person. The belts the other stores had only came to their stores in the most common lengths, but i finally found a 43.5" belt, the problem was, i was looking for belt with the longest warranty but it didn't come in that length so i had to go with the cheaper belt to get the length i needed. I'll take some pics tomorrow if i can finish wiring it in.
 

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Mid Mount Alternator pics

Well here is where i started a couple of years ago



Here was the last set up.





New mid mount alternator bracket, i also removed the power steering pump. Its dirty as anything but i wanted to show you guys.





 

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Nice clean look. Does that mount work on either side, or is it passenger side only?
 

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nothings been done to the intake, i'd like to take it off, clean it up and clear it, but i think i might just save up for an rpm airgap and take this one off, its a professional products
 

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yes you can

btw its the billet specialties mid mount bracket
 
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