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Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2007 12:01 am 
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I have a 1988 Nissan Patrol (4x4) that I'm in the process of putting an injected 351 Windsor out of a 1991 f350 ex-ambulance and have a few questions/issues about the pulley/belt system on it

It's a serpentine belt set up (one very very large fan belt)

The ambulance motor had 2 alternators, power steer, aircon, as well as a few idler pulleys on it

Out of all that, the pulleys I need are: crankshaft, water pump, alternator, power steer and aircon

Is it worthwhile keeping the serpentine belt setup? Or should I convert to a twin belt setup (separate belt(s) for aircon/power steer), with the possibility of a gilmer drive at a later stage

As I'm missing the aircon/power steer pumps at the moment (and the bracket that bolts to the left hand side head), would I be better off getting them from an older f-series engine?

or should I try to get it all from the f350 (or EB v8), and keep the serpentine belt?

thanks in advance!
Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2007 12:35 am 
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keep the belt if it all fits up in the patrol engine bay



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Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 10:27 pm 
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Definitely keep the serpentine drive.
Get the pwr steer/Air cond bracket from an F-series wrecker.
EB-up Falcons use a different setup which has different water pump/timing cover than yours. The EB-up setup is also less compact than the F-series stuff which is a little closer to the centre line of the engine...possibly an advantage in your case?
If you switch to a gilmer or V-belt setup you'll need to change both your water pump and timing cover back to the early V-belt type which is not reverse rotation. So it's big expense for an inferior setup.

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