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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Nov 14th, 14, 05:31 AM Thread Starter
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Alternator lowered for a cleaner look

A buddy of mine has a alternator bracket for a long water pump BBC that lets the unit sit lower ( lets say closer towards the water pump ) I will need a shorter belt of course, will it give it a cleaner look, NO power loses I hope<<ANY PICS

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old Nov 14th, 14, 06:14 AM
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Re: Alternator lowered for a cleaner look

Like this?



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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old Nov 14th, 14, 07:06 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Alternator lowered for a cleaner look

I Quess , AND hope it will sit that low

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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old Nov 14th, 14, 12:12 PM
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Wink Re: Alternator lowered for a cleaner look

With a little fabrication, and depending on Alt. type you choose, you can get it much lower.
I've done several for blown and street-rod application that were below the water pump and closer to crank center-line.
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I did a mount like this a few years back for an old Chevy farm truck with a SBC to retain the 'stockish' look and leave the generator - non-functional, but has a hydraulic pump mounted to back of it - in it's original position while upgrading to an Alt. for charging reliability.
The crossmember on the truck is well below the engine, this will most likely be the limiting factor for an F-Body/Camaro application.

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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old Nov 14th, 14, 12:36 PM
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Alan Grove Components has the brackets for low mounting of the alternator on small and big block Chevies. Not sure if any of them will work on a Camaro due to interferences with other components. Nonetheless here is a link for you: http://www.alangrovecomponents.com/

I've purchase his brackets for my Model A that has a 350 SBC. Good quality steel brackets that fit as they should.

Hope that helps and good luck

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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old Nov 14th, 14, 01:53 PM
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Re: Alternator lowered for a cleaner look

This is the mid mount altenator bracket #20127 and pulleys from March that I have on my 496 ci.http://www.marchperf.com/pg23.html#midmount
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old Nov 15th, 14, 05:17 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Alternator lowered for a cleaner look

thanks guys for your help

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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old Nov 15th, 14, 10:33 AM
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Re: Alternator lowered for a cleaner look

I have the Alan Groves bracket on mine like Steiner shows in his picture. It comes unpainted but it's a really nice heavy duty piece. I like it unfinished, I'm more of a function over shiny billet guy.

Here is mine, you can kind of see how it mounts. It's a small block long pump. Tested to 8200 rpms......


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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old Nov 26th, 14, 08:43 PM
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Re: Alternator lowered for a cleaner look

That alt bracket is for sbc's with electric water pumps. So all your using is a belt from crank to alt and crank to power steering.
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