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Front serpentine accesory drive

I've been digging around for a front accessory drive for the little LS in my 69 Camaro.

I considered a Corvette accessory drive, but I wanted everything tighter to the block. The corvette hangs the alternator at the top driver side.
Chevrolet Performance Parts - 19155067 - GMPP Accessory Drive System With A/C - Fits LS2, LS3 & LS7 Engines

When I did the sub frame, I had a 98-2002 4th gen Camaro accessory drive in mind. So I notched the cross member for the oil pan, the A/C pump, and the Alternator.


This kit below leaves out the A/C pump, but I'll need to use the A/C pump from the vintage air kit anyway. I think I can come up with the bracket for the A/C pump.
Chevrolet Performance Parts - 19299070 - GMPP Accessory Drive System Without A/C - Fits LS1 & LS6 Engines

I'm keeping the accessories tight to the block at the top so I can flip the stock manifolds and run the turbo hot side similar to the set up on my truck.


Any better ideas or draw backs that I'm not seeing is welcome... I'm mocking up the engine right now. Once I get her set in and fab the cross member; I plan to buy the accessory drive and fab the hot side of the turbo kit.

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Re: Front serpentine accesory drive

How big of a cross over pipe ?

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How big of a cross over pipe ?
2.5" cross over pipe and a 4" down pipe
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Re: Front serpentine accesory drive

Looking at my set-up using the truck accessories....I think there's room, depending on routing.

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Re: Front serpentine accesory drive

I bought the c5 setup and don't really like it.
I have an fbody setup also but it's not complete if I recall.
We all have the truck setup but will it fit under the hood?

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Re: Front serpentine accesory drive

I just laid a broomstick across the front fenders highest points.
My CS130 in the modded truck accessory bracket is approximately 1" below it best I can measure.

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Re: Front serpentine accesory drive

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I just laid a broomstick across the front fenders highest points.
My CS130 in the modded truck accessory bracket is approximately 1" below it best I can measure.

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It's not my favorite looking accessory bracket set up, but it really doesn't bug me and I already have them... I'm not against running the truck intake manifold, but I think it sits just a touch higher than the alternator. I was thinking I read several places that the alternator sat too high and it wouldn't clear. You must have that engine sitting nice and low. What motor mounts do you run?
My Holley motor mounts should be in soon, they're suppose to sit the engine pretty low.

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Re: Front serpentine accesory drive

Energy suspension poly mounts with spacers on 3/8" ebay adapters has my Holley 302-1 pan sitting 1/8" or so off the stock, un-modded, crossmember.

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Re: Front serpentine accesory drive

I used a company called lsbrackets.com for my alt/ps and a/c brackets. They have a bunch of different options and offsets (truck, camaro, corvette), so you can re-use your current accessories if you have them. They have some Turbo specific kits...Maybe worth a look?



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I used a company called lsbrackets.com for my alt/ps and a/c brackets. They have a bunch of different options and offsets (truck, camaro, corvette), so you can re-use your current accessories if you have them. They have some Turbo specific kits...Maybe worth a look?

Yours definitely looks nice. If I was running my pipes low, their kit(the turbo version) would be the way to go. Or maybe the even the one you have...
I'm trying to mimic the routing on my truck which has the manifolds exiting up high. I'll know for sure once I start mock up. It's amazing how many company's make relocation brackets for these engines...

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Yours definitely looks nice. If I was running my pipes low, their kit(the turbo version) would be the way to go. Or maybe the even the one you have...
I'm trying to mimic the routing on my truck which has the manifolds exiting up high. I'll know for sure once I start mock up. It's amazing how many company's make relocation brackets for these engines...
They have options for low and high mount A/C, as well as a few different PS/Alt options, not just the turbo kit. The owner was very responsive to emails, and taking measurements for me. They can do custom brackets as well, but the design cost would probably be as much as the bracket itself.


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Re: Front serpentine accesory drive

I mocked the hot side from my truck on my car to see what I was dealing with.


The turbo sits too high. I'll need to make it lower and sit further forward to make it work. But it gives me an idea what I'm working with...


Here's a shot with the truck accessories mocked up. Man that alternator looks like it sits high... The straight edge is on the fenders.

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