I have installed a new fan belt and new Anderson timer but it appears that the belt is hitting the timer. What do I need to do to correct this?
Had the same problem on my 14. My solution was to go for a shorter length belt. That allowed me to set the fan "arm" back away from the timer. Also, some of the newer "improved" crank pulleys are larger in dia and this moves the belt into a collision with the timer. MY SOLUTION ONLY
I had this same problem with a New Day timer on my 1914. This is with the 23" Gates fanbelt, the smallest one Lang's sells. The belt scuffed up the bakelite body of the timer where it made contact until it wore about 1/8" from it and now it no longer touches the timer. So my solution was to leave it alone. Not sure how this would work with an aluminum-bodied timer.
Half the aluminum Ford timers had this problem at one time or another, so this is nothing new.
Hey J, I'd see if you could find a shorter belt, that will let you lower the fan bracket and thus move it away from the timer. From the looks of your photo it doesn't need to move much. If that doesn't do the trick then a smaller diameter crank pulley may be necessary.
Neither of those things cost very much so you might want to go ahead and just get both at the same time.