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View Poll Results: Alernator Mounting Location
Top Left 3 5.88%
Mid Left 3 5.88%
Bottom Left 26 50.98%
Top Right 6 11.76%
Bottome Right 13 25.49%
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Old 23rd-December-2012, 05:11 PM   #1
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Alternator Mounting Location

I'm searching for the best location to mount my alternator, as well as, pros and cons to realated locations. I know some like it low to keep things looking clean up top. Do some of you have problems getting it installed low?

Pics are always a huge plus!

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Old 23rd-December-2012, 11:32 PM   #2
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Here is mine- before I installed the core support - the bracket is from modern performance (Rudy or Steve)




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I like that look....really clean!
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Old 24th-December-2012, 07:52 PM   #4
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Im going for the stock look so I mounted mine top right, but I used to have it bottom left and had no problems either way.
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Old 24th-December-2012, 08:26 PM   #5
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Low and no problems at all.....

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Old 24th-December-2012, 11:58 PM   #6
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I went with Modern Performance bracket too. Super clean but only works with later style (68-73) alternator .
Extra tight to block and low!


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Anyone else? It certainly looks like the favorite is low! so what are any pros and cons between the driver side vs. the passenger side? the pics i've seen low on the driver's side looks REALLY tight. Is the passenger any better?
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Old 29th-December-2012, 01:36 AM   #8
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Passenger side you have to deal with the mechanical fuel pump- if you have one - then if you have AC it normally sits on the passenger side - plus the lower radiator hose ..... All depends on what you are running and your personal taste...


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Old 29th-December-2012, 04:10 AM   #9
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If i was to clean it up it would be the lower right, but seein how i have air and power steering, well you know.
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Bottom right...

I went bottom right for looks. I used March pullies and brackets. I had no difficulties with the install but I don't think I would have been able to go bottom left with the hoses, fuel pump and battery etc. in the way as other posters have suggested. Now that I am thinking of it if you had everything on the left it would look a little off cause you would have a big open space on the right.

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Old 29th-December-2012, 11:04 AM   #12
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Bottom right...

I like it!

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I guess I'm just not quite there yet as I'm still gathering info and trying to do things the way I wany them the first time. Ya, I know...pipe dream, eh? Well I do know I'll be using:
CBR Radiator and short water pump
Deep cycle battery
Probably 140 amp alternator, at least 100 anyway
1st mechanical fuel pump, electric down the road
I'll never go the A/C or power steering route

I have to say the passenger side sounds good just because it's next to the battery...short cable.

Aren't the March brackets only for the long water pump?
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Old 29th-December-2012, 05:46 PM   #15
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One more thing...I guess I should have designated left and right. Originally I was thinking standing in front of the car looking at it which I would be backwards for the left/right. So I meant left=passenger and right=driver.

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