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I have a '76 Datsun 280Z that my dad had given my for my birthday. Which he has had since 76. Well lets get on with my question. I got in an argument with my dad the other day, I told him that I had finally found out how to get my A/C belt off so I could get the fan (altinator) belt off. He told me that I "have to take it to a shop and have them do it. He said that if you change the belt it will throw off the timing in the car. I told him that it was not true but he subernally insisted that it was.
 

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> I have a '76 Datsun 280Z that my dad had
> given my for my birthday. Which he has had
> since 76. Well lets get on with my question.
> I got in an argument with my dad the other
> day, I told him that I had finally found out
> how to get my A/C belt off so I could get
> the fan (altinator) belt off. He told me
> that I "have to take it to
> a shop and have them do it. He said
> that if you change the belt it will throw
> off the timing in the car. I told him that
> it was not true but he subernally insisted
> that it was.

FYI, the fan/accessory belts have no bearing on the timing of the engine. The timing is controlled by the timing chain and distributor. The timing chain is not accessible w/out removing the cam cover or timing cover. BTY, let me clarify: the timing chain drives the cam and the crank drives the distributer on the L series motors. There is no way you can change the timing, be it cam or ign. timing by removing the fan/acc. belts.
 
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