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Old December 2nd, 2018, 12:12 PM   #328
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Default Re: Effigy's history

Had it running and was driving daily for about a month..

One day I had a road rage incident, and shifted a bit too fast from 2nd to 3rd while trying to pass someone going uphill.. threw my belt.

Put a new one on, but didn't double check the backspacing, and threw it a few days later. Adjusted the spacing the best I could at the time and put a 3rd belt on. drove another couple of weeks before finally getting shims and time to do it properly, and when i pulled the alternator pulley off, found that it had been eating my alternator faceplate.

But I did buy the wife a new iPad last month for a combination birthday/christmas gift (her old one if a Gen 1 iPad.. it was dying a bad death haha..), so she just greenlit me to buy a new alternator for my own christmas (I'm using the $300 Compu-Fire 90amp one...)

so once i get that, I'll swap em out and hopefully get back on the road.

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but kindly tell me if it's on fire!

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