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I’ve got an 81 caddy with a 1.6na diesel. Done a bunch of work to it replacing a failed crank and everything else I can replace on the way doing the job. It’s just about going again but I’m still running in to a pulley alignment problem that was there when I bought it. The crank pulley is just a little bit out from the water and alternator pulleys. Bought a used crank pulley on here and that one is even more out than the original. Are both crank pulleys the wrong ones?


This is a close as I can get it.


With the water pump pulley facing the other way.


And with the used pulley I bought
 

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I’ve got an 81 caddy with a 1.6na diesel. Done a bunch of work to it replacing a failed crank and everything else I can replace on the way doing the job. It’s just about going again but I’m still running in to a pulley alignment problem that was there when I bought it. The crank pulley is just a little bit out from the water and alternator pulleys. Bought a used crank pulley on here and that one is even more out than the original. Are both crank pulleys the wrong ones?


This is a close as I can get it.


With the water pump pulley facing the other way.


And with the used pulley I bought
I believe that is correct they are supposed to be offset.

Edit: Oh wait I reread I see whats going on that's interesting I'm not sure
 

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Try washers on backside of water pump pulley to line up. Get longer bolts if needed. With a 40 year old car you sometimes just have to make what you have work. Good luck 👍
I was thinking that or putting the water pully in my press and trying to push the center down a little. I'd like to get it stock but that might end up impossible.
 
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