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Help intalling Vickers 42 VTMGurdy Pump

PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2016 9:39 am
by gchuba
I am finding myself having to think "outside the box". I have a 23' Penn Yan Salmon permitted boat that was fished as rod and reel. I am wanting to install a hydraulic system. Unfortunately, I am running into mounting issues for the Vickers 42 VTM assembly. My motor is a gas 2001 Volvo Penta 5.7 GSi l-A and uses a serpentine belt. I have been advised that I should run the pump off the crankshaft which is currently occupied by my raw water pump. The pump services the raw water to the element/assembly that cools the fresh water in my self contained/isolated cooling system. Has anyone else installed a pump with this motor. I have been advised that the torque from hydraulic pump means it should be installed onto the crankshaft. Simply adding an extra pulley onto one of the other spots/accessories on the motor would not work. Any input truly appreciated.
Garris

Re: Help intalling Vickers 42 VTMGurdy Pump

PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 4:55 am
by gchuba
For those interested I believe I found a method. I am dealing with an out of state raw water pump rebuilder (so he has various pulleys, parts, etc....). The existing raw water pump with the serpentine belt (powered by crankshaft) is getting swapped out for a pump with a double v belt using a serpentine belt pulley as a spacer. The spacer maintains the factory original configuration.....pushes the pump forward a couple inches so I can reuse the hoses.....gives me a double v belt assembly to play with.
Garris

Re: Help intalling Vickers 42 VTMGurdy Pump

PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2016 7:18 pm
by Crawfish
Sounds interesting!

Can you show some before and after pictures?

Re: Help intalling Vickers 42 VTMGurdy Pump

PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2016 3:53 am
by gchuba
I am picture challenged but would be glad to send you pictures with cell phone. The installation will not happen till next year (I am rod and reeling the boat this season) but am assembling the parts. I am still in the middle of exchanging my original order.
Garris