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Old 07-27-2006, 04:09 PM
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Frame mounted alternator

I thought I would show the mockup. Since I am running solid mounts I decided to mount the alternator and power steerin pump to the fram so my engine will be clean and uncluttered.
I will be using power cowl steering, open wheels and no hood sides.
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Old 07-27-2006, 04:27 PM
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Doc here,

Nice job!

I would add one more thing to the system were it me...

A STIFF Belt tensoner...Even though as you pointed out, it is solid mount, the frame IS subject to some amount of flex..a Tensioner would take up or relieve any change at the belt due to stress movement..

Other than that, a pretty Slick answer to SPACE (or lack of it) Problem!

Let us know how it turns out

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Even with the solid mounts, wouldn't engine torque cause the engine to twist somewhat (chassis flex) causing the belt tension to change?

Just wondering...not criticizing...
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Old 07-27-2006, 04:31 PM
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Even with the solid mounts, wouldn't engine torque cause the engine to twist somewhat (chassis flex) causing the belt tension to change?

Just wondering...not criticizing...
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You and I must have hip "Post" at the same time!!!

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Old 07-27-2006, 04:38 PM
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Looks good, but they also make low mount brackets for this reason as well. I have them on my 502. Just my .02 just in case the flex issue noted above becomes a problem.

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KULTULZ:

You and I must have hip "Post" at the same time!!!

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Hey Willowbilly,

Get your butt in gear and update your journal...looks like you've made LOTS of progress but no recent pics in your journal

This is a very interesting technique...really cleans up the engine. I'm not sure I understand what "power cowl steering" is. Are you going to mount that pump on the other side of the frame the same way or does that mount some other way?

I'm also intrigued by the notch in your frame for the spring. Can you shoot some more detail of that?
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Hey Willowbilly,

Get your butt in gear and update your journal...looks like you've made LOTS of progress but no recent pics in your journal

yeah that..... git er done JB.
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Hey Willowbilly,

Get your butt in gear and update your journal...looks like you've made LOTS of progress but no recent pics in your journal

This is a very interesting technique...really cleans up the engine. I'm not sure I understand what "power cowl steering" is. Are you going to mount that pump on the other side of the frame the same way or does that mount some other way?

I'm also intrigued by the notch in your frame for the spring. Can you shoot some more detail of that?
Jeez, where was I? Well anyways I am working on this today and stumble across my own thread in a search. I am using a steering box from a 91 Astro van. I am planning to have it cowl steer like the old sprint cars, with the steering box inside and the pitman shaft coming out through the cowl. I will also mount the steering pump on the other side, like I mounted the alternator. I doubt there will be any measurable flex between the engine and frame. All of my frame mounts are 4 point (two on the engine and two on the frame) plus these are double on each side.
Sorry I haven't updated. Here is a picture of the grill when I was whittling it down to size.
And the pictures showing the frame notch. I built my own front cross member and welded it in at 7 degrees. It is welded to the frame around the notch on all three sides. Also I ran the frame boxing plates long and wrapped them around the inside corners of the cross member.
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It really looks great....you are doing a god job.
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Doc here,

Lookin' Good!

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