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Has anyone thought about running the alternator from the camshaft instead of the crank? You'd need a bigger pulley but wouldn't it eliminate a lot of clearance problems?

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Has anyone thought about running the alternator from the camshaft instead of the crank? You'd need a bigger pulley but wouldn't it eliminate a lot of clearance problems?
How strong is your camshaft drive belt?

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last i heard, rat runs one setup by cyborg over at ngw

82, going over it

had a hog in there for a bit but basically,
back in the saddle after a ~ 24 year break,
at the time, had an oncoming made a left turn deal
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