Serpentine Belt Conversion?

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Serpentine Belt Conversion?

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Post by JC_67_Cougar » 07 Nov 2019, 18:02

I Have a 67 Cougar With a 351W (motor year 70's) that currently has the stock V pulley set up. My Engine only has The Crankshaft, Water Pump, And Alternator pulleys. My Car does not have power steering or A/C. I would like to purchase a serpentine belt set of pulleys. Is there anything I need to know before I just go onto Summit and purchase some. I seen some kits from $200-$500+ . I'm not sure the difference in them beside the finishes so if any would could help me before I purchase that would be awesome! looking to spend around $200-$250 . thanks everyone !

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Post by Local Hero » 07 Nov 2019, 19:47

Haven't researched the aftermarket much on these. But I retrofitted a factory set-up from a Fox-T-Bird to my 351W. But I also have AC and Power Steering.

Beware, you might need a reverse rotation water pump depending on what direction the belt spins the pump. The stock set-up are reverse rotation.
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Post by JC_67_Cougar » 08 Nov 2019, 12:19

Local Hero wrote:
07 Nov 2019, 19:47
Haven't researched the aftermarket much on these. But I retrofitted a factory set-up from a Fox-T-Bird to my 351W. But I also have AC and Power Steering.

Beware, you might need a reverse rotation water pump depending on what direction the belt spins the pump. The stock set-up are reverse rotation.
Ok. Thanks for the response. My water pump rotates clockwise. Waiting to hear others advice. Thanks!

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Post by Local Hero » 08 Nov 2019, 13:47

There aren't many, if any, others on here who do mods like these. Most like to stay closer to stock. So I don't know how many other responses you're likely to receive. Good Luck regardless.
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Post by JC_67_Cougar » 08 Nov 2019, 14:14

Local Hero wrote:
08 Nov 2019, 13:47
There aren't many, if any, others on here who do mods like these. Most like to stay closer to stock. So I don't know how many other responses you're likely to receive. Good Luck regardless.
Thank you I appreciate it. You don't ever have any problems with your belts jumping around?

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Post by catlover » 08 Nov 2019, 17:13

I am running a serpentine belt from crank to alt. to water pump and also have a/c and p/s but they are being driven by a V belt to keep everything turning clockwise.
You can use your alt. adjustment to tighten the belt and there is no jumping around.
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Post by JC_67_Cougar » 08 Nov 2019, 20:55

catlover wrote:
08 Nov 2019, 17:13
I am running a serpentine belt from crank to alt. to water pump and also have a/c and p/s but they are being driven by a V belt to keep everything turning clockwise.
You can use your alt. adjustment to tighten the belt and there is no jumping around.
I have the v belt tight and just a little bit of jumping still. I was led to believe the serpentine belt set up was better than the old V Belt set up. Also I have a brand new motor and would like to put new polished pulleys to not only improve the looks, put hopefully improve performance.

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Post by JC_67_Cougar » 08 Nov 2019, 20:56

canted 393 wrote:
08 Nov 2019, 18:10
Here is an option https://www.cvfracing.com/ford-289-302- ... ator-only/
Wow that's a hella nice set up! I'm almost positive I have a clockwise water pump but i better double check before i purchase

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Post by Local Hero » 08 Nov 2019, 21:57

No belt jumping whatsoever. The tensioner keeps everything tight no matter the RPM.
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