Can a original fan pulley be rebuilt and or do I need to just buy a pulley from a supplier? What's best and if it's rebuild it what's involved. I took it off, it has loose motion. Tim
Thanks for your opinion in advance. I am still trying to figure these cars out!!
I believe they can be re-bushed but I just bought one from Texas T (I think) with the sealed bearing in it.
You can buy the bushings and replace them yourself.
Tim, if you re-bush your pulley, don't make the tolerances too close. It will need to be well lubricated and watched closely for a while. Set too close and they have a tendency to seize.
Hope this helps.
Allan from down under.
Do most people go with new bushings or replace with the modern pulley with a sealed bearing? Thanks Tim
I guess it depends on how you feel about originality. It's very easy to re-bush the original pulley,install a new shaft and felt seal. That's what I did to mine. Just remember to keep oil in the reservoir. If originality isn't an issue then the sealed bearing pulley is probably the way to go
And don't tighten the belt any more than is necessary to spin the fan with no slippage. I require a tighter belt to run an alternator and an air conditioning compressor so I run a sealed bearing fan pulley with a tighter (serpentine) belt. I don't think a brass bushing would last very long.
Hal, sounds like half a job, no power steering pump?
Does the pulley have a nice crown in the area where the belt runs? If it has a dip in that area, you best look for another pulley as your belt won't stay on. Many of the original aluminum and early brass hub fans have the crown worn off.
It sure would be nice to know the year you are talking about. There is considerable difference in the design.
I will take a picture tonight of the fan pulley. The one on my 26 rpu is worn out. So i bought another one off T bay but its loose as well even though the seller said it was nice and tight. No biggie i just dont want to re bush it and still need a new pulley. Will post tonight. Tim
Tim sent you a pm, Bob