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Author Topic:   Alternator & Mounting Suggestions Needed
Cowboy Carson
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 10
posted May 13, 2005 09:31 AM  
I want to mount an alternator on the following set-up:

350 with a short water pump, Vortex heads, power steering pump mounted low on the block on the driver's side.

Any suggestion as to what alternator to look for (new or used) and who sells them. Also what mounting brackets?

I'm suprised, but this is turning out more difficult than I imagined to find what I need.

Thanks for any assistance

MetricMonte
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 111
posted May 13, 2005 10:25 AM  
Not sure what accessory holes the Vortec Heads have, but I am running a long pump with holes all in it and my heads have holes but I still had to make all of my brackets by hand. Just had to find where stuff would line up and start fabricating brackets...

Cowboy Carson
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 10
posted May 13, 2005 12:38 PM  
I believe the holes in the Vortecs are situated in the same place as non-Vortec GM heads.

I'm also starting to think because I'm using the short water pump taht it's to present problems (clearance between Alt & head)

ratracer10
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 141
posted May 13, 2005 01:53 PM  
Simple and no brackets required. Just mount it on the shelf. Lol

Sorry I just couldn’t resist.

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Pickel
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 784
posted May 13, 2005 08:45 PM  
Depending on what kind of resources you have, the sky is the limit... What kind of tools to you have access to?
All you really need is a torch, vice, grinder, hammer and a drill to make a decent set of brackets... Depending on your skill level that is.

Cowboy Carson
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 10
posted May 14, 2005 07:10 PM  
About the only thing we don't have in thew shop is a tube bender and sheet metal break.

Just trying to find something either off the shelf or at the junkyard. Trying to go the easy and quick route, but seems like one never can.

Pickel, couple of ?s: where did you get the pulley, what materials did you use for the actual bracket?

You car and mine share:
: leaf spring
: 9" rear end


eenfield
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 116
posted May 15, 2005 09:32 AM  
I made up a low mount alt. bracket that was quite simple. Two pieces of tube, and three pieces of flat. I used the hole and slot dies at work along with a press brake, but the same type of results can be reproduced with a drill, torch, and hammer.I did forget to mention that I used a welder for one part of it.

If you want, I can e-mail some pics to you. They might give you some ideas.

Cowboy Carson
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 10
posted May 15, 2005 10:01 AM  
eenfield, check your e-mail.
And thanks

Pickel
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 784
posted May 15, 2005 07:08 PM  
Cowboy, I didnt see anything show up in my e-mail... If you currently use the e-mail address listed in your profile, then I will send them to you tomorrow.

Cowboy Carson
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 10
posted May 15, 2005 09:26 PM  
eenfield, that one will work. Thank you

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