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The pivot piece occupies the space between the ears of the alt., thus the bolts thread from the outside, in.
Yeah, I would think "shoulder bolt" too, but the problem is (bearing in mind the credibility issue of having "misplaced" the buggers in the first place) that I feel certain I would have taken notice of the uncommonality of any shouldered bolts, as they would be the only such fasteners in the engine room (or anywhere on the chassis for that matter), and I did not.
I think it is more likely that there was a sleeve on each straight bolt, and fabrication of same is my likely solution to this situation. The point of the posting was more about "original intention" than "what now".
Oh, and the "pride" thing, as since 1979/30k mi. (now, 200K mi. and still counting), mine has been the only wrench to touch the rascal, and it annoys me that I may have created this situation in the first place. Thus, I can't help wondering what the original configuration might have been. I suppose I cannot rule out the possibility that I purchased a "rebuilt" unit that was not actually correct for this application. I'll have to dig thru the log for some clue here.
So Mr.dumbstone, as you figured out what I have, do you know its original/intended application? Or perhaps more to the point, do you by chance have a part no. or some such, for the alt. that may be correct for my early '77 280?
Then there is the mystery of why no one else on here seems to have a first-hand knowledge of the situation.
Anyway, thanks for stepping up to have this consultation with me.
Keep 'em flying...
Last edited by ensys; 02-26-2017 at 11:43 PM.