A buddy of mine has a alternator bracket for a long water pump BBC that lets the unit sit lower ( lets say closer towards the water pump ) I will need a shorter belt of course, will it give it a cleaner look, NO power loses I hope<<ANY PICS
With a little fabrication, and depending on Alt. type you choose, you can get it much lower.
I've done several for blown and street-rod application that were below the water pump and closer to crank center-line.
Like this -
I did a mount like this a few years back for an old Chevy farm truck with a SBC to retain the 'stockish' look and leave the generator - non-functional, but has a hydraulic pump mounted to back of it - in it's original position while upgrading to an Alt. for charging reliability.
The crossmember on the truck is well below the engine, this will most likely be the limiting factor for an F-Body/Camaro application.
Alan Grove Components has the brackets for low mounting of the alternator on small and big block Chevies. Not sure if any of them will work on a Camaro due to interferences with other components. Nonetheless here is a link for you: http://www.alangrovecomponents.com/
I've purchase his brackets for my Model A that has a 350 SBC. Good quality steel brackets that fit as they should.
I have the Alan Groves bracket on mine like Steiner shows in his picture. It comes unpainted but it's a really nice heavy duty piece. I like it unfinished, I'm more of a function over shiny billet guy.
Here is mine, you can kind of see how it mounts. It's a small block long pump. Tested to 8200 rpms......
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