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I have a 1967 camaro that has the alternator bolt onto the exhaust manifold. But when I remove the original exhaust manifold for headers, I have nothing to bolt the alternator too. Do they sell headers with this braket welded to it so the alternator can be bolted to it? Or is there some special braket? I have ordered alternator brakets before and I am having a hard time finding the correct bracket. If anyone could send me a picture of the braket or a website where I could buy or see the braket I need for my application I would really appreciate it.
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If you have accessory holes on the front of the cylinder heads you may want to check out an early 1980's Corvette mount. It's super solid and still available from GM.

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There is a bracket bolting to cylinder #1. It straddles the pipe and has fore-and-aft movement to align the belt(s).

Hooker, I'm sure sells it, as I got one with my Super Comps & comps'.

Look in Summit's catalog, or go on-line to their store.

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The quick fix...go to Autozone's chrome isle and the bracket is there (It says alternator bracket for Chevy headers). I've seen a bracket that bolts to the front of the head. I heard it's a big block alternator bracket, but I have not been able to verify that information or look at it more closely. I saw one used on a show car that had a small block 350 with headers.
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Yeah, I just bought and installed that bracket yesterday. It works fine and in chrome it looks good. It bolts to the two header bolts right there at cylinder no. 1.
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I had that same problem when installing my headers. i got that same bracket you were talking about and it worked ok till one of the header bolts broke. i had to stabilize the whole thing with another bracket, the long arm that bolts to the water pump. also get some longer header bolts for the 1 and 2 holes, that helps too

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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old Jul 26th, 01, 05:56 PM
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You don't say which side you want the alternator to be on? Or short water pump or long water pump. Brackets range from $10 to $175. I used a March bracket ($100 from Summit) for my passenger side one-wire Powermaster alternator with a long water pump. Very trick, and lined up perfectly. Here's a pic!
http://albums.photopoint.com/j/ViewP...p=41827547&f=0

I also know several people that have the ZOOPS bracket, although I wouldn't reccomend it unless you need lots of adjustment for your pulleys and such. It is very expensive but does look cool. I have never had much luck with the cheaper Mr.Gasket / TD type brackets. Hope this helps,
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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old Jul 27th, 01, 11:06 AM Thread Starter
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MStarmer,

Thanks for the reply, I really like the way that alernator mounts. Except my alternator mounts to the drivers side exhaust manifold and I have a short water pump. Do you know if they make brackets like the one you have for my application?
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I know zoops has one that will set you up for a short waterpump on the drivers side. $150+ I believe. I does have quite a bit of adjustment/alignment for belts and such. It does make it rather hard to check your power steering fluid if equipped.
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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old Jul 28th, 01, 08:26 PM
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Vintage Air makes a nice bracket for drivers side altenator with a short water pump, $98 I think. I have one and it works great, very solid setup.

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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old Jul 29th, 01, 06:03 AM Thread Starter
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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by 68SSConvt:
Vintage Air makes a nice bracket for drivers side altenator with a short water pump, $98 I think. I have one and it works great, very solid setup.

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Where can I order one of these brackets from? Thanks for the info.

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1-800-TO-COOL-U / (800) 862-6658 http://www.vintageair.com/vintage.htm is the website. Goto "Compressors" and then to "Compressors/Altenator Brakets".

The one I have is PN: 15810-VCB towards the bottom of the page. The price isn't listed, but it was about $98 when I got mine years ago.

I recently bought the matching bracket for a Sanden compressor and it was still the same price. Both look and work great. (Don't forget to paint before installing so it won't rust.)

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