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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Sep 5th, 04, 02:28 PM Thread Starter
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I own a 1967 Camaro with a 68 327 engine. I have no power steering or power brakes. My alternator is located on the passenger side. I recently went to a cruise night and talked to a guy who had a 67...his alternator was on the drivers side. He said that is the correct location for the altenator. As I was walking around, I seen another 67 with the alternator on the passenger side, as mine is. Which side is the correct side?? I'm going to install power steering and would like to get my pulleys and belts in order.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Sep 5th, 04, 02:47 PM
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in 67, it would have had a short water pump with the alternator mounted high and out. in 68 or 69, they went to a long water pump that tucks the alternator in tight on the passenger side- which, to me anyways, looks cleaner and less apt to throw belts, as the belt is shorter and the lower alt bolt goes straight into the head and the upper alt mount is braced on the intake manifold.
personally, if i was you i'd keep the long water pump setup- since it looks cleaner and stronger from a mounting stand point, and ps brackets will be easy to find, since they used that setup with a few minor alterations from 68 up to 87 or so in everything from 305 powered cars to 400 powered 1 ton trucks.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Sep 5th, 04, 06:45 PM
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For a 67 or 68 SB a short style water pump and the alternator on the driver's side is correct.

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Sep 6th, 04, 06:09 AM
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my alt is on the drivers side. the wiring comes from the drivers side so to me it looks nicer.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Sep 6th, 04, 06:31 AM
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The key is whether you have a long or a short water pump setup. The bracketry and belt routing for short and long pump setups are entirely different. If your setup is working fine as it is, I wouldn't worry about it. It's a major task to switch the setup from one to the other.

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