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Old 12-18-2015, 10:02 AM
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Bought an Idler Arm Pulley for my 64 Tbird and attempted to fit it today. It appears to be out of alignment. Is it possible to add a shim to the adjuster side to straighten it up or is there a problem with the main bracket. Thanks
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Old 12-18-2015, 10:52 AM
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It looks to me like there's a problem with the main bracket. That should be straight up and down and not cocked as it appears.

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Old 12-18-2015, 12:37 PM
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The steel bracket is bent. Good news is you can heat it red and bend it right (possibly). Let it cool in air, don't quench it in water.
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My initial thought was that the bracket was bent. I also see that there is an oval shape plate missing from the back of it. Does one of those bolts also hold the waterpump on?
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Old 12-18-2015, 06:50 PM
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Don't know if you can tell if it's bent from this pic.
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Old 12-18-2015, 09:28 PM
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I could be wrong but, compare your old idle arm pulley to your old one. my guess it's the wrong pulley. The bracket is as solid as, & it doesn't appear to be bent.

Chris.....From OZ.
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