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Username Post: Altenator mount        (Topic#352889)
FINIS-55 
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09-07-18 07:39 AM - Post#2745572    

After side mount install in my Nomad, I find that a long water pump on my small block will not fit anymore. Motor is forward a bit too much. With a short pump the snout is close to the radiator that is mounted in the V-8 position behind the core support. Anyone have this set-up? I guess the alt. has to go on the driver side of motor now, but it too would be close to the rad. The pump pulley has to be awful flat to align the belt grooves with the alt. mounted in front of the head. Any info on pulleys, alt. mounts and belts would help. Thanks.



 

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09-07-18 08:47 AM - Post#2745580    
    In response to FINIS-55

When faced with a similar problem, I moved the radiator to the 6 cyl position, solved all my problems.

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FINIS-55 
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09-07-18 10:00 AM - Post#2745583    
    In response to 5Larry7

Will not work as core support has been trimmed for a cross flow radiator that fits different.



 
Bad56Sedan 
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09-07-18 04:15 PM - Post#2745609    
    In response to FINIS-55


Side mount and moved forward.
Horizontal style radiator.
Running PS pump and alt.
Short water pump.
Just a thought, can you swap to electric fan setup?
Pulleys, try CVF racing, that's where I ended up getting pulleys after adding power steering.
I ended up with electric fans and moved my radiator to the 6 cylinder position, which at first I refused to do.


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Bad56Sedan 
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09-07-18 04:22 PM - Post#2745610    
    In response to Bad56Sedan

I forgot to mention, I'm using a marches alt mount on passenger side , heads have bolt holes

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Rick_L 
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09-07-18 04:32 PM - Post#2745611    
    In response to FINIS-55

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Will not work as core support has been trimmed for a cross flow radiator that fits different.



You might want to post a photo so we can see what your clearance problems are.

It's pretty unusual to have a crossflow radiator mounted behind the radiator support, if I read your response correctly.

What engine do you have?




 
Bad56Sedan 
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09-08-18 05:07 AM - Post#2745630    
    In response to FINIS-55

"Will not work as core support has been trimmed for a cross flow radiator that fits different."

Can the crossflow radiator be moved to the other side of the core support?

"Motor is forward a bit too much"

I wonder, are you using a mechanical fuel pump?

Moving the block forward makes plumbing connections to a mechanical fuel pump a bit more, shall we say exciting!

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FINIS-55 
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09-08-18 07:23 AM - Post#2745635    
    In response to Bad56Sedan

After much ado over this clearance problem, I think the solution is to mount an upright original style radiator in front of my altered core support. I can now use my original long pump layout and all is good? OR, find an alternator bracket to use with a short water pump, which may let me use my cross flow radiator behind the core support. I will post photos of the radiator and short pump to show the clearance issue. The car was built in 1983 when a stock radiator was questionable to run with a 406 small block Chevy. So I had a cross flow built. Hence I had to trim the mounting flanges off the core support that were in the way as the cross flow is wider than an upright because of the side tanks.



 
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10-28-18 04:12 PM - Post#2749796    
    In response to FINIS-55

Consider a visit to Vintage Air for the alternator bracket for long water pump.



 
raycow 
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10-29-18 05:42 AM - Post#2749855    
    In response to FINIS-55

This may be too late to help, because your last post was more than 1-1/2 months ago and you could very well have found a solution by now. Anyway, just in case you haven't, the normal alt mount with a short WP is on the driver side exhaust manifold, not the head. That manifold and bracket are reproed if you can't find the correct OE parts.

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11-06-18 11:25 PM - Post#2750651    
    In response to FINIS-55

same problem with my crate 350 sitting 3/4 inch forward. Changed to a short pump and moved the rad to the 6cyl position. Have dual fans and good access to pulleys, alt and compressor.
Tom

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