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Posted By: mick53 alternator bracket - Tue Mar 02 2021 02:53 AM
I finished my alternator bracket except for the right bolts. The damper that is in the pictures is a slip fit mock up damper. This is the SFI damper that BHJ made me that I clearanced the bracket for. The alternator is about 1 1/2" further forward than stock. It is very strong. I came out pretty good for a guy just winging it. Thank you for your time.

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Posted By: Fox Re: alternator bracket - Tue Mar 02 2021 05:36 AM
I wish I could wing it like that!
Posted By: mick53 Re: alternator bracket - Tue Mar 02 2021 06:34 AM
Originally Posted by Fox
I wish I could wing it like that!
Thanks. Here is a better picture of how it works. I don't know what those holes in the block are for but they sure are handy. I will probably use the ones in the same place on the other side to mount the oil pump. That is a Mechman custom built alternator and the round part where the bolt goes through was amazingly round and consistent so I bored the hole a few thousand's bigger and it is really rigid side to side even without being tightened down.

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Posted By: Phak1 Re: alternator bracket - Tue Mar 02 2021 12:30 PM
Nice job. I’ve been following you thread. Your building quite an engine there.
Posted By: EdPruss Re: alternator bracket - Tue Mar 02 2021 02:47 PM
Those holes a engine mount bolts for front cross mount with rubber pads on each end.

Ed
Posted By: Justhorsenround Re: alternator bracket - Tue Mar 02 2021 03:15 PM
Mick, if you don’t post a long video of that monster running when you get it going, ALL of us are coming to your house for a live demo. BTW, you’re footing the fuel, food and lodging for all 41,000 of us!
nanner
Posted By: MNSmith Re: alternator bracket - Tue Mar 02 2021 06:57 PM
I'm starting to feel a little less than adequate on the alternator bracket I just made!

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Posted By: bartamos Re: alternator bracket - Tue Mar 02 2021 07:24 PM
It'll do, I guess.
Posted By: mick53 Re: alternator bracket - Tue Mar 02 2021 09:01 PM
Originally Posted by Justhorsenround
Mick, if you don’t post a long video of that monster running when you get it going, ALL of us are coming to your house for a live demo. BTW, you’re footing the fuel, food and lodging for all 41,000 of us!
nanner
My door is always open. When I get it done maybe we could meet at a vintage drag event and I'll let you drive it if you want to. I will be able to tailor the power output to the track with these strange things called a clutch and gas pedal. I want to be fully involved in the driving process. I know I could save a couple of tenths with an automatic and a two step but that's just not for me. To each their own.
Posted By: TUTS 59 Re: alternator bracket - Tue Mar 02 2021 09:49 PM
I'll bring a lawn chair and cooler just say when!!!
Posted By: MNSmith Re: alternator bracket - Wed Mar 03 2021 04:05 AM
Originally Posted by bartamos
It'll do, I guess.

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Posted By: mick53 Re: alternator bracket - Thu Mar 04 2021 06:50 PM
Originally Posted by MNSmith
[quote=bartamos]It'll do, I guess.


The simpler the better. Nice job. A little polishing would help the aerodynamics on a molecular level.
Posted By: MNSmith Re: alternator bracket - Thu Mar 04 2021 07:43 PM
I'm kinda going the anti-polish route. Less work in the long run. Sticking with the "blast it and clear it" approach.
Posted By: fixite7 Re: alternator bracket - Fri Mar 05 2021 12:31 AM
MNSmith Did you plaz that?? Looks good-I never could do blue-prints and make patterns like that !!
Posted By: MNSmith Re: alternator bracket - Fri Mar 05 2021 05:44 AM
Plaz? Quick story is, I thought I found a bracket for a Denso alternator for my V6. It is going in a Model A so I didn't want it up high (blower) or hanging wide out the side. Drivers side engine had no bolt bosses for a bracket, just the passenger side. The bracket kit that showed up wasn't close at all. So, I could use part of their bracket but have to make my own stand-offs. I decided I could tuck the alternator up much higher and closer to the engine than their bracket allowed for. So I traced their bracket, dropped the mount holes by 1", making a shorter bracket. Traced it to some 1/2" aluminum plate. Cut most of it on a band saw, cleaned it up and made the slotted holes on a mill.

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