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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Dec 22nd, 05, 08:25 AM Thread Starter
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Alternator Mount Question

I have a 68 camaro with a stock 327 and several years ago I had pulled off the stock intake, carb, etc. to put on an aftermarket intake, 4 barrel carb, and headers. Recently I decided to go back to the stock look and put my cast intake, 2 barrel carb, and stock exhaust manifolds back on. Everything looks great and I am using all of the original parts but I am having a problem with my alternator belt lining up with the water pump pulley.

As I said I am using all of the stock mounting brackets but when you eyeball the belt it looks like the alternator is sitting about an inch too far back.

Has anyone had this problem and could anyone offer any suggestions?

Thanks! Mark

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Dec 22nd, 05, 09:05 AM
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Re: Alternator Mount Question

I believe that your stock manifold has a forged adjustable bracket on the drivers side for adjustment and that should or is your only adjustment tool. Other issues may be an aftermarket alternator with a different offset or maybe you went to a long water pump when you rebuilt the motor?
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Re: Alternator Mount Question

Should pretty much be a slam dunk. The exhaust manifold has two bolt bosses for the F-bracket for the alternator.

As suggested, long water pump installed, meaning there will be an inch of distance from the backside of the pump to the timing cover, or, the F-bracket needs adjustment out towards the front of the engine.

The water pump pulley should be within 1/16 inch of the pump body, and w/pump should be of short design, meaning backside of pump hits timing cover.

Got the correct manifold on the drvr's side?

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