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Hot Rods Hamber broke down in Traverse city, MI!!!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by T-DeWitt, Aug 24, 2014.

  1. T-DeWitt
    Joined: Aug 16, 2012
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    I'm in traverse city now and was get ready to make my journey home 2.5 hour south to Muskegon when I noticed my alternator bolt snapped off in my block with No way to fix it.I'm screwed!!!
    Help me out it you can.
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  2. T-DeWitt
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    Well the hotel maintenance lent me a drill and drill bit so I hope I can get a easy out then fix it.I'm definitely putting a grade 8 bolt in it!!!

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  3. BradinNC
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    If no luck finding an easy out, use a small prick punch and try tapping it to back it out.
     
  4. rustyangels
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    how are threads above it, that long adjusting arm must be acting like a pendulum
     

  5. aaggie
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    You need to rethink your mounting brackets. One bolt into the old motor mount hole and the adjustment arm attached to the other end puts the alternator into a twist and even a grade eight bolt won't cure the problem.
     
  6. T-DeWitt
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    Fixed and back on the road.

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  7. 19Fordy
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    Glad you got it fixed. I would venture to say that the constant vibration of that alternator bracket caused the bolt to work harden and eventually break off. A much stiffer bracket would help.
     
  8. T-DeWitt
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    Ya I made it home and yes I'm going do something different with the mount.it was a nice ride home but man my face got sun burnt.

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  9. T-DeWitt
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    Thanks for the comments guys.

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  10. volvobrynk
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    from Denmark

    Is that your feet? Not the best work shoes, but who can be picky when broken down, on the road.
    Is there a build thread on that little baby, looks nice.
     

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