I marked the alternator nut with a paint mark to assure it does not move as I had the same issue with my first go round. I am currently running a Fleet Runner belt but picked up a spare Gates off Ebay to throw in the back as a back up. Gate was $55 while Fleet runner was $75 from napa.Make sure you put loctite on the alternator pulley. Mine was torqued to spec with a new lock washer and it came loose. Trashed the pulley and alternator. Just an all around pain in the butt that could have been easily avoided.
I was also running gates rpm belts. I won’t do that anymore. They have no stretch. Fleet runner belts like you have are the way to go. IMO.
Dang sorry about the bearing but more importantly I wish you a successful speedy recovery.Well I owe an update but its not a good one. 100 miles in on the TVS install I lost oil pressure and spun a bearing. My goal was to get the truck running before my cancer surgery in late June but instead I was pulling the motor the week before so no way was I meeting that goal. So off she goes to storage until next year when I will be done with chemo and have kicked cancers ass. I plan to build a forged 408 for it and then see what she puts down.
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