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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Feb 26th, 01, 11:52 AM Thread Starter
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This may be a dumb question but, I have a 68 camaro with a 327 and the alternator in on the LH side (driver side) of the motor.
I have seen a lot of pictures that show 68 camaro's with 327 engine photos that have the alternator of the RH side (passenger side) of the motor. One on e-bay just the other day. Any Ideas why? Which is correct?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Feb 26th, 01, 12:24 PM
 
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every thing i have seen has been on passanger side for chevy but not sure did u buy the car from some one else cause i guess some one could make it go on that side does matter though as long as its turning are u sure your not looking at your air conditioner compresser?
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old Feb 26th, 01, 01:06 PM
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Alternator should be on the drivers side, regardless of belt driven options and have a short style water pump

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old Feb 26th, 01, 01:20 PM
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68ragtop is correct, Drivers side.
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old Feb 26th, 01, 04:43 PM
 
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Does anyone make a set of pulleys to put the alternator on the driver side on a '69 with the long water pump? I want to put the A/C compressor on the passenger side to make the hose routing look cleaner.
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old Feb 26th, 01, 04:51 PM
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I don't know which is correct, seems like they jump from side to side! I just put mine on the passenger side with a March bracket ($85 from Summit Racing) and it looks pretty good. See it at: http://albums.photopoint.com/j/ViewP...223&p=41827547
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old Feb 28th, 01, 10:35 AM
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I don't know if it is right or not, but the alternator in my 69 Camaro with a 327 is on the passenger's side of the car.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old Feb 28th, 01, 10:50 AM
 
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ZZ-28 Vintage air makes a kit to put the A/C compressor on the passenger side under the alt. Looks a lot cleaner.

69 RS Z/28 96 IMAPLA SS 82 C10 SWB 300HP 350

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