Shaw, I'm not sure of the year because I'm not near it now, but it's a Red SLE Pyramid Reed inducted 3 weight variator, it used to have an electric start but I took that off...
as far as proper functioning of the pulley, it is from what I can tell functioning properly(the back opens up and the front closes) I do have that big socket, but I've been getting my belt on and off like I put a chain on my bike, is that stretching it too much? oops... and what exactly do you mean by machining the rear pulley? taking it off and making it more skinny or something?
tanks le dood
oh and harold, I shredded my belt comeing home from a bar one night and duct tape and childlike faith did safe my ass! yay rig jobs!