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Old 02-23-2019, 07:48 AM
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V-belt to surpentine

Hello, I have a 75ish 350 and I have pulled a surpentine system off a 92 4.3 engine. I’m pretty aware of everything except whether or not the harmonic pulley alligning to the v8 after it is installed or do I need to get the harmonic balancer off the 4.3 too or is that even possible to work on a V8?

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Use the balancer you have, all SBC and 4.3 locate the pulley face the same distance from the block, at least until about MY 2000.
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Okay thanks a bunch. Hopefully it all goes together nicely. I’ve wore my butt o;; trying to polish up those machined aluminum brackets.
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You will need to replace your water pump too, if you didn't do that already as part of your conversion. The serpentine pump is reverse rotation.
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Yeah, I took everything off of a van my step dad has. He had just replaced the water pump before he stopped driving it so I’m just gonna use that one. The truck I’m building is a weekender so if it goes out it’s no big deal and easy to fix with this surpentine system.
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Old 02-25-2019, 06:03 AM
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Would love to see a picture once you get the brackets polished!
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I have to go over them with the 3000 grit and I believe that will finish them up. When I started they were pretty much black from the grease 😂... I have encountered a problem, I have flowtech heads on it, apparently the spacing of the bolts do not match the stock gm so on the alternator bracket only 2 of the 3 bolts match up. It’s secure but I’ve had bolts to break due to them not being secure enough. Any suggestions?? Here’s a pic of my heads also
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I would be more worried about the heads stripping out than the bolts breaking. How much clearance do you have behind the last bolt? Can you possibly make a 1/4 inch aluminum bracket and cut 1/4 inch off the bracket and countersink it on opposite sides to mount it flush and offset the mounting holes?

I hope that makes sense. Think of a countersunk bolt holding the bracket into the head, and then another countersunk bolt facing the opposite way that you can put a nut on the front of the bracket to secure.
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Silver74vette, that does make sense. When I get off work tomorrow I’ll take a look and see if that will work. Right now there’s no clearance. Pretty much the right side of the bracket dead centers the hole on the head that will not match up.
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Okay, so my bracket has a metal piece that attaches between the bracket and the head. I welding solid to make up for the rest of what would be needed to drill a hole into that metal bracket so I can secure it to the head. I did that and secured that bolt and bracket first to the head then attached the actual full bracket to the head, if this makes any sense. It seems to be good and secure. I welded more but didn’t take any further pictures.
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I put on these kits on recently and the instructions mention an issue with that bolt.
Look at page 5 of the instructions.
https://www.chevrolet.com/content/da...7-19369258.pdf
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My truck has the flotek 185cc heads, it's an 88 k1500. I had the same issue with the one bolt not lining up, plus the alternator on the passenger side had the power stud hitting my valve covers. I traded brackets with my dad who had a 91 k1500 that had the alt on the driver side and ac compressor on the passenger side. Everything lined right up then, may be something to check out for you.
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