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Old 10-22-2011, 09:12 AM
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1978 caprice

hi my name is keith from birmingham,al
im tryn to restore a 1978 chevy caprice with the orignal 305 engine
my problem is how to put the belts back on it has three belts

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Welcome to the site.
They should go on a/c then p/s then alternator.IIRC



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The A/C belt is first and it goes around the crankshaft pullery, A/C, and at least one other pulley (PS?).
Then there are two choices for the PS belt. There is a short one that only goes around the PS pulley and the crankshaft pulley. This is usually used with non A/C cars. There is also a longer PS belt that goes around the PS, water pump and crankshaft pulley. I like to use the longer belt because it helps keep the water pump turning if the alternator belt breaks
The alternator belt goes around the alternator, water pump and crankshaft.

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