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New tool for old alternators; starter repair

by David Zatz on

alternator belt adjustment tool

Mopar restorer and 1969 Dodge Charger driver Brian Kapral has created a new tool to help adjust classic car alternator belts. Modeled on the Mopar tool described in factory service manuals, the tool has been upgraded to include both ½” and ⅜” bolt openings, with a rubber coating to prevent scratching, and a rubber channel to cushion where it makes contact with the alternator housing. He is charging $32, including U.S. shipping, for the tool.

Mr. Kapral also rebuilds and restores classic alternators and starters, and drives his self-restored Dodge Charger, an immaculate AACA prize winning car, to shows from Allpar’s New Jersey meet to the Carlisle nationals. Contact Brian via this Allpar form.

Allpar did not receive any renumeration, in money or in kind, for this article.

David Zatz founded Allpar in 1998 (based on a site he had begun in 1993-94), after years of writing reviews for retail trades. He has been quoted by the New York Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Detroit News, and USA Today. Before making Allpar a full-time career, he was a consultant in organizational psychology. You can reach him by using our contact form (much preferred) or by calling (313) 766-2304


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