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Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 8:19 pm 
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Alan did you cut some steel to fill in the 2 ends of your cutout? What thickness of steel did you use?

 

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Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 9:04 pm 
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Belts are the same!

I have a combination of EF and AU parts in my belt setup works fine.


belts are not the same

AU is different EF

 

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Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 9:12 pm 
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im not sure how much difference there is between the 2 belts ??
but my first au engine used the ef belt with the ef aircon pump,
and the vct one i did i used the au vct belt with the ef aircon pump..
so the differences cant be to much??
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 Post subject: Re: Just starting au in ef conversion
Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 9:14 pm 
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Well considering I have a AU engine in MY NF fairlane, with EF aircon and power steer pump along with AU belt tentioner and balancer, I would have thought I have grounds to say hey they are the same.

But clearly gogetta who has stated that he has not done this conversion, but does intend to do it soon is saying other wise.

f**k it I must be wrong because I have first hand experience on the matter!

 

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 Post subject: Re: Just starting au in ef conversion
Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 9:18 pm 
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TROYMAN wrote:
im not sure how much difference there is between the 2 belts ??
but my first au engine used the ef belt with the ef aircon pump,
and the vct one i did i used the au vct belt with the ef aircon pump..
so the differences cant be to much??



There is no difference Troy, its clear that we have both proven that with our setups. Mostly your first AU conversion because it was non vct, I would not be surprised if they have the same part number for both. Much like ford using the Z9 oil filter for years.

 

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Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 9:20 pm 
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well i think gogetta is right as in they are a different part number and possably slightly different in length, but it not that different as in it wont do the job..
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Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 9:23 pm 
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They are different i tried to use my ef belt as the Au one was damaged due to the smash it was in and the Ef one is shorter and i was unable to fit it so i tied the AU one which was broken and held it together with the EF one and the Au one is longer but no drama i am going to the wreckers in the morning and will grab one while their but really looking forwards to having a trouble free car for awhile its an old EF but i like it.
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 Post subject: Re: Just starting au in ef conversion
Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 9:24 pm 
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That makes no seance what so ever

 

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 Post subject: Re: Just starting au in ef conversion
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TROYMAN wrote:
well i think gogetta is right as in they are a different part number and possably slightly different in length, but it not that different as in it wont do the job..


yes they are different...just spent close to an hour trying to find an online catalog to prove it...dayco require online registration and im not gooing through that s**t...

I have actually held the two different belts in my hands and there is a definite difference in length...as the alt and ac comp are differet it would stand to reason that the belt length is different...but as u have shown there probably isnt much difference when u use the ef ac comp...

 

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Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 9:28 pm 
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Josh i used 6 mm mild steel plate to close the ends up now i am wondering about the belt ive used the EF compressor without altering the spacers oh well i suppose if i have to when i get back from the wreckers if that belt doesent fit ill take the spacers out and cut them as you suggested in the first place Josh
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Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 9:29 pm 
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Well, what can be the difference in the setup then? must be the alternator because the tentioners are the same as is the balancer .

AU alternator must have a larger pulley on it for that to work, But that still does not explain why my AU belt works with a EF alternator

 

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i dont know but the Au belt was definately longer in lengh when i compared it to the Ef belt
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Josh i used 6 mm mild steel plate to close the ends up now i am wondering about the belt ive used the EF compressor without altering the spacers oh well i suppose if i have to when i get back from the wreckers if that belt doesent fit ill take the spacers out and cut them as you suggested in the first place Josh


so u havent got around to puting the belt on yet???

and did u just use the EF AC comp and EF bracket straight onto the AU block?

 

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Josh i used 6 mm mild steel plate to close the ends up now i am wondering about the belt ive used the EF compressor without altering the spacers oh well i suppose if i have to when i get back from the wreckers if that belt doesent fit ill take the spacers out and cut them as you suggested in the first place Josh



You never shortend the spacers?

Your alternator wont be on straight!

As I was saying the 2 bottom spacers need shortening as the top one is right, this means your pulley is not where its not ment to be and might be the reason the belt is not going on.

Even if the AU belt goes on that does not change the fact your pulley is on the piss and your belt may keep coming off while driving!

 

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Actualy doesent the AU Altenator sit lower thus requiring more lenght as you had to make brackets for you to use your ef alternator which sits higher maybe?
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