Tension Roller rebuild with new mounting plate

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Tension Roller rebuild with new mounting plate

Post by indianakid » Tue Nov 10, 2015 11:26 pm

Having already changed the rollers on my 83 with used ones 3 years ago and now they too are making noise so I looked into “rebuilding” them. Reviewing all the articles and options I decided that it would be better to just make new plates. Thus ending up with an all new assembly using the Gates T42015 roller and Dorman 610-308 stud. All of the other options required the use of the plate from the old roller assembly. I did not like the use of a bushing to reduce the existing hole size to fit the stud. Also after the effort of drilling out the old stud and machining a bushing I decided it would be just as easy to machine a new plate and have a better fit for the stud. So here is what I did…………

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Re: Tension Roller rebuild with new mounting plate

Post by WingAdmin » Wed Nov 11, 2015 11:10 am

A great idea, excellent alternative. Can you mention the steel used to machine the plate: too mild a steel would likely not hold the stud firmly enough to keep it from coming loose over time.

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Re: Tension Roller rebuild with new mounting plate

Post by littlebeaver » Fri Nov 20, 2015 10:49 am

That's a great idea... I like it...

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