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Hi Guys,

I bought this 68 Suburban from an auction here as a tow away only, when I got it someone it looked like someone had robbed the air cleaner, valve covers, exhaust manifolds, and alternator bracket. the alternator is still hooked up and just sitting in the engine bay but the bracket is nowhere to be found

well i pieced it back togetehr with come chrome edelbrock vc and some hedman headers and what not and come to find otu it fired rigth up and runs and drives awesome!

anyhow, i got it all togetehr and am only needing this last braket. the alt mounts on the drivers side top. anyone have any idea what this bracket looks like? i went scrounging around the boneyard and cant find anything that looks remotely close to what i need. any help would be greatly appreciated...

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Old 02-01-2004, 12:33 AM
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Get a different air cleaner. That Edelbrock one is highly restrictive, and I have heard they catch on fire easily.
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thanks for the advice...thats just on there to keep dust out for now since it didnt have any on there when i got it.....you know anything bout that bracket?
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Old 02-01-2004, 12:39 AM
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In my gallery on page #4 image 13, is a good pic of a stock cast alt bracket. It bolts 2 places on the head and the alt base fits into it. I had to pus a 1/8" thick plate between it and the head to get the belt to line up correctly. The engine is a 1974 350 Vette.
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thanks for the advice pony....i actually went and bought that top chrome piece from auto zone thinking that would do the trick but i couldnt see how it could work and i still didnt have that bottom bracket to make it work...i figured i was going in the wrong direction..

thanks alot guys, i think you just helped me find exactly what i need...seems like they wre 68-72 alt brackets...

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Old 02-01-2004, 12:57 AM
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Does your left head have 2 taped holes in that location? Can't tell from your pictures. They will be about even with the corners of the valve covers and a couple inches down.
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Does anyone know were i can get some alternator brackets and possibly power steering brackets that move them to the bottom side of the engine? or at least what kinda cars had them..its for a chevy v-8..Wanna clean up the engine bay
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I agree, get rid of that hideous air cleaner, they remind me of a hair net.

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I am doing the same engine bay cleanup and have been collecting parts. (see my pic gallery). Big-b on ebay sells several dressup parts and the prices are more than reasonable. I paid like $15 (for part & shipping) for my alternator brackets.

http://cgi6.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/e...sort=3&rows=50

good luck.
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68 and older Chevys had the alternator on the drivers side with the short water pump. Starting in 69, it went to the passengers side with the long water pump.

You have headers. Usually, when you got a set of headers, they gave you the lower bracket with them, as the stock one bolts to the manifold, which you don't have on there anymore. Its easy enough to make one out of a piece of angle iron.
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