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    Alternator Pulley Removal M25XP 51A (Motorola)

    Thank you all for your help and tips. I got an impact driver from Harbor F. and it worked like a charm! Pulley off in seconds. Switched it over to the Lees/Prestolite alternator and installed it again. Will tackle the wiring tomorrow and then be hopefully back up and running!
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    Alternator Pulley Removal M25XP 51A (Motorola)

    Thank you for the info. The new one is 110-517 OEM Prestolite Alternator 8MR2049K 8EM2007KA, the old was Motorola 8MR2049K. So I assumed the they were identical shaft wise. And they seemed to be, I just measured the old shaft and indeed, it's 5/8", Strange that the mm shaft is easier to find...
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    Alternator Pulley Removal M25XP 51A (Motorola)

    tnx Les, it's just that the nearest one seems 60 miles away, making me looking for an alternative.
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    Alternator Pulley Removal M25XP 51A (Motorola)

    thanks guys, Just saw an harbor freight ad for an electrical impact driver for 30 bucks, Will get one tomorrow.
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    Alternator Pulley Removal M25XP 51A (Motorola)

    My new Leece Neville Alternator as replacement for my Motorola 51A one on my Catalina 30 M25Xp came without a pulley. I tried to get this center nut on the old one loose, tried a metal stick trough the fan wheels (bend a few blades), but all to no avail, I found some posts in car forums talking...
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    Engine Panel, what's this buzzer doing ?

    Thank you Skipper, I'll appreciate the help. I'm about to fix the buzzers and lights, get the new alternator in and maybe there is some strange kind of magic happening if everything is put together ;-) Catalina Direct also sells a retrofit to get the temp gauge AND a temp alarm, unfortunately...
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    Engine Panel, what's this buzzer doing ?

    and luckily one is just 5 minutes away !!! ;-) tnx (just tried the iPhone app free version. worked with my ceiling fan LOL)
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    Engine Panel, what's this buzzer doing ?

    Les, tnx for the upgrade PDF files!!
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    Engine Panel, what's this buzzer doing ?

    Les, you are a few years ahead of me. I'm a software designer (programmer) and would love to have all this digitalized and send to my iPhone (just kidding), Thanks for the tach tip, I will see what this new alternator puts out, Unfortunately optical tach meters seem to be quite expensive. I...
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    Engine Panel, what's this buzzer doing ?

    Les, no PCB Les, checked it, I can't find any other in my manual or on the block. only water temp and oil pressure, Only 2 buzzers, 2 lights. and no PCP (although that sounds like a great idea to build for a water warning). Oil switch is after under the exhaust, as you said. I just went down...
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    Engine Panel, what's this buzzer doing ?

    Thank you Skipper. That panel is EXACTLY like mine!! I thought temp at first, but that circuit is an analog one with a sender and the gauge. I thought about a "cranking alarm" as well, but I can easily hear my engine cranking ( ;-) ), not only that, I can FEEL it on my behind!. I already have...
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    Engine Panel, what's this buzzer doing ?

    LeslieTroyer,also - if you still have trailer plugs there - ditch them in favor of weather pak connectors or a terminal strip. Les, all wires are connected by these "dual row" plastic screw wire connectors, coming in a strip but they are all separated and "isolated" by old gluey tape. I'll...
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    Engine Panel, what's this buzzer doing ?

    Probably its there to drive you crazy -- but if not - that wire is ok - it is the other side of the buzzer that has the problem - instead of ground - I suspect it should go to the white/blue (on some boats) wire in the harness that should connect to the water temp switch on the engine. The...
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    Engine Panel, what's this buzzer doing ?

    I had the suspicion that my Catalina 30 (87) engine panel was wired by a maniac, and the repairs for the lightning strike gives me a change to really get my head into that. I have new buzzers and warning lights, new bulbs etc and made sense of most of the wiring. But this thing still puzzles me...
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    Automac Replacement

    Leslie, getting tired to hunt for the problem, I followed your advice (partially) and bought a new alternator. If I find the time to drive to a place with a good alternator shop, I have the old one fixed to have a spare. Was amazed that the exact match for the MR2049K was still available :-)