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Username Post: SBC 283 pulley configuration With AC        (Topic#364657)
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03-19-21 05:17 AM - Post#2816406    

I am working on dads 57, Can someone please post pictures of a 283 with the vintage air "V Groove" pulley set up and power steering pump kit with the rack and pinion steering and alternator?

The vintage air kit mounts the alternator and AC compressor up high on the engine and the power steering kit is low on the driver side.

Are you using the 2 groove pulley or do I need the 3 groove for the crank?

The engine builder put a long water pump on so I ordered a short water pump which should be in today. The radiator is in the V8 Position with an aftermarket aluminum radiator and electric fan.

I will try to post pictures later this weekend.

Thanks guys!


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03-19-21 01:31 PM - Post#2816416    
    In response to Badger56

Years ago, we used brackets from Bill's Hot Rod Co. in Covina, California. Nice stuff. They have multiple configurations in plain steel or bling.
Not sure what happened with Bill's though. When I google their name, Speedway Motors pops-up. Here's a link for reference:

Pouring money between the wheels.

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03-22-21 04:51 AM - Post#2816565    
    In response to elvis


I picked up some of the painted parts yesterday. I started assembling the dash and continuing with the large amount of wiring.

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03-24-21 03:49 AM - Post#2816693    
    In response to Badger56

With A/C and PS my guess is you will probably need the three groove crank pulley. Post pictures when you can.


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03-24-21 04:24 PM - Post#2816725    
    In response to GreatNorthWoods

The factory setup in the 60s was a 2 groove pulley with another single groove pulley stacked on top of it. The rear belt was crank-water pump-alternator, middle belt was crank-water pump-a/c, and the front belt was crank-p/s pump.


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