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Bought a completely original 1966 Beetle 1300. Had the engine removed and cleaned. Also replaced push rod tubes an other maint. items. Engine reinstalled, start and runs great but the alignment of the generator pulley to the crank pulley is way off. Generator pulley is at least 1/2" in further that the crank pulley. Is this normal?
 

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I worked about thirty years as an HVAC tech. Anytime a belt runs with pulleys out of alignment the belt will wear out quickly. More important than the generator is the attached cooling fan. You don't want the belt to break on an air cooled motor. I would take it back to the shop that did the maintenance and have it corrected.
 

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As JohnNewb pointed out, it is a bad idea, and whoever put the generator on should fix it.

Usually when the pulley is too far forward, the generator is not sitting on the generator pedestal correctly. Make sure the power connections are pointing up. Loosen the belt and then the generator strap (13mm bolt and nut on a metal strap near fan shroud) and pull the generator back to see if it moves back into alignment with crank pully. If the generator is all the way back (toward rear bumper) as far as it can go and still out of alignment, then the crank pulley is not installed correctly, and needs to be moved forward. You should be able to put a straight-edge across the pulleys and they should be very close to aligned. As far as adjustment to the crank pulley, there is no adjustment. Put the pulley parts on the crank properly and it is always in the right place. One way of seeing if the crank pulley is installed correctly is to remove the big bolt that holds the crank pulley on. The face (where the washer for the big bolt touches) of the pulley should be very close to flush with the end of the crank.
 
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