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Alternator brackets

I have a 1966 Malibu with a 1970 350. I want to install the alternator on the drivers side like it came. The 350 is a long water pump. Can anyone advise me as to what brackets I can use to mount this. I know I can use a billet bracket from the after market but I want it to look factory If I can. I don't want to use a short pump as that would mean I would have to buy all new pulleys and power steering brackets. I know some one has had to have this problem. Can anyone help. I have a Vintage Air unit and that mounts on the right side. So that's out. I'm going to mount a 12SI alternator. Thanks for any suggestions.

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You should be able to get away with spacing the alternator further forward, to make up for using the long water pump. You will have to make a custom bracket to fit on the exhaust mainifold, or headers.

One concern would be if you have power steering....there may be interference there.

Personally, I think you would be further ahead to get a short pump and the proper brackets...they are not that hard to find.
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Try to get all your brackets and water pump from a complete motor that has all the acc. you want, where you want them. The variations on brackets are endless, you either get lucky mixing and matching, or more likely you'll go insane.
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If I remember correctly, at least on the Impala, the original driver's side top alternator bracket mounted one of the water pump bolts. The bottom bracket mounted on the end of the ram's horn (the kind with the two holes in the end). I suppose you could use spacers like Poncho said to get it line up with the long pump pulleys.
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