Short belt for P/S, A/C and Smog delete WITH mechanical water pump?

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Converting to manual steering, already have a/c and smog pump deleted with a short belt but wondering what others have done for belt routing while keeping the stock style water pump. My searching keeps turning up folks saying they did x-y-z with whatever belt but pictures that have been deleted/moved or no pics at all.
 

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I might be misunderstanding this but why can't you just route a belt, pinch off the excess and mark it, pull it off and measure it? Then just get a belt that size.
 

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I might be misunderstanding this but why can't you just route a belt, pinch off the excess and mark it, pull it off and measure it? Then just get a belt that size.

Just looking for ideas since like most things to do with these cars I'm sure this has already been figured out. It's also raining sideways and I don't have any place to put the car under cover to experiment at the moment.
 

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with just a quick look at the belt diagram I would try and find a ribbed idler pulley. Not sure if the angle on the WP would be an issue or not. Looks to be the easiest option w/o going with some kind of additional idler or brackets.

 

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Yeah I'm trying to avoid having the big uggo power steering bracket left over just for an idler. I got a weather break and tried it without an idler though and it won't have enough tension against the water pump at least with stock pullies, might work with larger diameter underdrives.
 

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Well if you do that just remember your h2o pump spins the opposite direction than the crank.
 

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Well if you do that just remember your h2o pump spins the opposite direction than the crank.
Yeah actually considering seeing If I can come up with a standard rotation pump to fit the SN timing cover and just spinning it normally.
 

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measure the length of the bracket where the idler goes, have a piece of aluminum cut to that length make a bracket, and drill a hole and tap it. or just run electric pump
 

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measure the length of the bracket where the idler goes, have a piece of aluminum cut to that length make a bracket, and drill a hole and tap it. or just run electric pump
If it comes down to it I'll build one. And I'd rather not run an electric water pump 'cause street car.
 

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I was about to suggest using a standard rotation water pump and running an aftermarket bracket kit such as the March 30180 until I remembered that kit retails for about $460. Then again, the kit looks pretty clean and completely eliminates your stock brackets.
 

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I was about to suggest using a standard rotation water pump and running an aftermarket bracket kit such as the March 30180 until I remembered that kit retails for about $460. Then again, the kit looks pretty clean and completely eliminates your stock brackets.
March doesn't sell anything that works with the SN95 timing cover unfortunately and nice looking or not $460 bucks is not gonna happen.
 
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