Smallblock second alt bracket?

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Smallblock second alt bracket?

Postby young_gun » Wed Oct 11, 2006 1:41 pm

I guess this would go here. I have a Chevy smallblock and I wanna put a second alt up top where the AC compressor is. Is there a drivers side top alt bracket kit? I know there are lower mount alt brackets. I've heard you can take a lower mount bracket and flip it over and up and use it on the drivers top side. Is this true? Anyone that knows gimme some info please. :)
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Postby John » Wed Oct 11, 2006 1:45 pm

What's the vehicle/engine? Are you keeping the AC?
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Postby young_gun » Wed Oct 11, 2006 11:13 pm

Its a 1984 GMC single cab pickup, but the engines been replaced to my knowledge it is a small smallclock chevy, something like a 283 or something. And no, I'm not keeping the a/c.
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Postby John » Thu Oct 12, 2006 9:45 pm

Yeah, 283...Not sure on the newer vehicle's engine compartment space, or the setup, iirc it depends on the intake manifold and water pump placement...

On the late 50's early 60's 283's I've seen/worked on the alt was always on the upper drivers side originally. The mount was just a two bolt mount on the easy to access metal arm. I'm not sure if I have ever seen an early 60's 283 impala without the upper driver side alt bracket.

Anyway, here's some pic of the 283 with the drivers side alt bracket/arm...
http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/2/web/2318000-2318999/2318726_2_full.jpg
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Postby young_gun » Fri Oct 13, 2006 6:33 am

Well dont really quote me on the displacement:cwm22:engine got swapped before i got the truck and all i know is its a small one. People tell me 283, 263 or something, I've got some pics of my engine bay on this comp somewhere, let me see if i can find them to put them up, that might help :)
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Postby young_gun » Fri Oct 13, 2006 6:36 am

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Thats all i could find:cwm19: pics from when i did the big 3, maybe that will help some...
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Postby John » Fri Oct 13, 2006 2:25 pm

Had a nice desc. typed up and I lost it, anyway...

If you can find any numbers/letters stamped on the block I can give you the info. Just tell me whats stamped on there and where on the block you found it. Check around the heads, tranny, bell housing, and oil filter or oil pan edge.

If you want to pm me the vin I can maybe tell you about the rest of the vehicle as far as production (where and when it was made)...
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Postby young_gun » Fri Oct 13, 2006 5:40 pm

John wrote:Had a nice desc. typed up and I lost it, anyway...

If you can find any numbers/letters stamped on the block I can give you the info. Just tell me whats stamped on there and where on the block you found it. Check around the heads, tranny, bell housing, and oil filter or oil pan edge.

If you want to pm me the vin I can maybe tell you about the rest of the vehicle as far as production (where and when it was made)...

I'll look around it this weekend and see if i can get some numbers on the block.
But still, does anyone know if you can take a lower mount bracket and flip it up top where the A/C compressor would be?
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Postby John » Sat Oct 14, 2006 11:04 am

Sorry for going way off there...

The bracket(s) are usually different, so you'd probably have to cut and rebuild it, use the ac comp bracket, or a new bracket shouldn't cost too much..<$25

Just wondering about the size as I may have the bracket you need...
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Postby young_gun » Sat Oct 14, 2006 7:20 pm

John wrote:Sorry for going way off there...

The bracket(s) are usually different, so you'd probably have to cut and rebuild it, use the ac comp bracket, or a new bracket shouldn't cost too much..<$25

Just wondering about the size as I may have the bracket you need...


Cool cool, I spent most of today addressing an amplifier issue i had so hopefully tomorrow i will try to find some #'s for ya.

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