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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old Sep 2nd, 03, 08:30 AM Thread Starter
 
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I just installed an air gap intake on my 69's 350. My alternator was mounted on the passenger side of the engine but the bracket that bolts to the water neck will no longer work.

What are my options?

I have power steering so the lower driverís side mount is out. I have seen many cars with the alternator mounted on the top driverís side. I think that is one ok option but how many brackets will I need to mount there?
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old Sep 2nd, 03, 08:37 AM
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Why does the old bracket not work? The waterneck stud should still be the mounting point unless I am missing something.

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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old Sep 2nd, 03, 08:44 AM Thread Starter
 
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The alternator mounting plate bolts to the water pump and the top of the water neck. The new manifold has the water neck about 1" higher that the stock manifold. this would cause the whole alternator bracket to be off.
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old Sep 2nd, 03, 09:15 AM
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You can keep it on the passenger side with the correct brackets. I used the mid-mount bracket set made by Alan Grove Components. www.alangrovecomponents.com See part number 215-R. The price is great - $35. Very nicely engineered stuff. My original power steering pump brackets were causing pump misalignment, so I also used their power steering pump brackets.

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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old Sep 2nd, 03, 09:31 AM Thread Starter
 
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gheatly,
that looks like what I am looking for. I may also need the optional bracket for $22 because I don't think I have the whole in my head that the other bracket needs.
Thanks for the info.
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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old Sep 2nd, 03, 10:48 AM
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Cool!!!!

I am about to put an LT1 manifold on my 69 and the 215R will address the alternator mounting problem....since I won't have a intake mounted t-stat anymore!! [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]

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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old Sep 2nd, 03, 11:18 AM Thread Starter
 
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March Performance http://www.marchperf.com also has a very nice side mount kit but it will run twice the price of the other kit from alen grove.
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old Sep 2nd, 03, 11:36 AM
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Yes, I think summit said that the complete setup was $750? All I want to do is mount my alternator without using the bracket to the t-stat housing! I think for me $35 is the way to go!!

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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old Sep 2nd, 03, 11:42 AM Thread Starter
 
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the March billet aluminum brackets run from $60 to $78. If you don't have the mounting whole in your head then you need the $32 optional bracket to go with it.
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old Sep 3rd, 03, 02:41 AM
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I too have the Alan Grove bracket and it makes for a beautiful install. Since it's steel, yoiu'll have to paint it or apply some type of coating. It also allows running a short belt which helps with high revs!!

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