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Old 04-12-2011, 12:48 AM
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alternator bracket for a camaro

Im wanting to install a lower alternator bracket on my 1967 camaro to lower the alternator on the driver side only. will this work? has anybody tried this? I was going to an elec water pump so the only thing driving off a belt would be the alternator, so i wanted to lower it down to use a shorter belt..

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I've made my own, but you can get them here also www.alangrovecomponents.com

The ones I've made are for about 2-3" lower mounting on the passenger side with a long water pump, just enough to get the belt to miss an electric waterpump but not so low as to interfere with the lower radiator hose. A more accurate description would be mine are "mid mount"

Some of the really low drivers side mounts, like the March billet aluminum Low Mount kits for street rods won't clear the front subframe crossmember of a Camaro or Nova, or the steering box of a Chevelle. If you are trying to do this with a short water pump style flat crank pulley, the alternator will be too low and too far out(because the size of the alternator to get it to clear the front of the block) to clear the front subframe.

Do you have one in mind that you have picked out?? Or still looking??

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still looking, but what you described about the alternator hiting the sub frame is exactly what i was afraid of, I took a look to see by puting the alternator down low and thought that would be an issuse, but just waned to see if anybody else has tried this and made it work or not
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Have you looked at Zoops' offerings? Or Billet Industries?
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Re-locate the alternator to the passenger side then mount it mid or low.JMO
The pic below is not the same engine that's in my 67 now but i did keep the alternator the same after i re-located it.

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Re-locate the alternator to the passenger side then mount it mid or low.JMO
The pic below is not the same engine that's in my 67 now but i did keep the alternator the same after i re-located it.

Cole
thats what a buddy of mine told me to do as well, just wasnt sure on a bracket and if the belt would be in the way of the lower water hose
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thats what a buddy of mine told me to do as well, just wasnt sure on a bracket and if the belt would be in the way of the lower water hose
If you use a crank pulley meant for use with a long water pump, you can mid mount it on either the passenger or drivers side. The long water pump crank pulley allows the entire alternator to fit in front of the block, unlike a short pump type flat crank pulley, so you can get the alternator in close to the waterpump just like a power steering pump would be.

The long pump crank pulley puts the belt out far enough that it doesn't interfere with the lower hose on a passenger side mid mount alternator.

The ones I've fabbed up have been variations of this mid mounting point. http://www.alangrovecomponents.com/i...235R_Fixed.jpg

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I like your setup!! it works out very good!! I also seen this bracket too and woundered if this would work as well http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Alter...mZ250628882983
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... I also seen this bracket too and woundered if this would work as well http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Alter...mZ250628882983
Works well with a mechanical pump and belt, but won't work with an electric pump, the belt from just the crank to the alternator won't clear the electric pump's motor(alternator is too high up) along with the electric pump doesn't have the mounting bolt bosses for that lower bracket.
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very true, im thinking of just sticking with the mechanical pump and just run a long instead of a short.. like to run an elec pump but concerned with cooling running on the street since the flow never changes
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Look at the powermaster brackets. I run one in my 69 Camaro with a electric water pump with no problem. Plenty of clearance with the subframe also.


http://www.powermastermotorsports.com/bracket_kits.html
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Look at the powermaster brackets. I run one in my 69 Camaro with a electric water pump with no problem. Plenty of clearance with the subframe also.


http://www.powermastermotorsports.com/bracket_kits.html
What alternator are you using??
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whats the price tag on the brackets???, i see how they might work to clear the subframe possibly
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whats the price tag on the brackets???, i see how they might work to clear the subframe possibly
To honest I dont remember the cost. My car has been together for a while. I do believe I got it at Summit though. http://www.summitracing.com/search/B...rd=alternators
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