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Hey all. I'm converting my long pump to a short pump in order to clear my new radiator fan and having some issues figuring out the alternator bracket for the switch...

My alternator is currently high on the passenger side with a typical long pump bracket. Everything I've been able to find says I need to go to the driver's side with the short pump.

I ordered this and it does not fit, it hits the cross member: https://www.summitracing.com/parts/trd-8990

I'm looking at my other options and it seems like I might have to go with a header mount style bracket. The only issue is I have no room for the header bracket on the inside bolt of the number 1 cylinder... I'm contemplating just buying these parts and modifying the header bracket (cutting off the inside ear and welding it to the header once I get everything aligned) but I'm curious if there are other options that work out of the box with the first gen Novas.

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/big-10031flt

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/sum-g4049

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/sum-g4050

I've looked at a few lower driver's side mounts that look like they might fit but they're about twice the cost of the one that didn't fit and I haven't been able to find anything confirming what fits and what doesn't. then there's the whole issue this would cause if I want to run power steering at some point in the future.

Currently I have an alternator and water pump. Those are the only accessories. It's not out of the realm of possibility that I'd add power steering and AC at some point in the future but no plans for that right now.

Any advice or examples of brackets that fit?

Thanks in advance.

hotrod

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Here is another version I've been looking at but I can't determine if this will fit or not:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00UXPLYI4?pf_rd_p=d1f45e03-8b73-4c9a-9beb-4819111bef9a&pf_rd_r=Q95TA46KD661ZVAXE26H
 

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That bolt is a b**ch but it can be done you will need to back out all your header bolts and start that one first otherwise it hangs out too far and hits the tube.

Good luck I fight that every time my headers come off.
 

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That bolt is a b**ch but it can be done you will need to back out all your header bolts and start that one first otherwise it hangs out too far and hits the tube.

Good luck I fight that every time my headers come off.
I hear that... So you run a header mount alt. bracket? I've ordered the 3 pieces I think I need and I'll evaluate how much hacking and welding I feel like doing or see if I can't manage to massage the bracket into the clearance between the bolt and the flange but I don't have a ton of faith in that. It doesn't look like there's any way I'll have the clearance to get that bracket in there.

My headers are... well crap to be nice about it lol. They've never really fit well but I'll try my luck.
 

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I run the drivers side lower mount like what they sell on Chevy II only. Works great for me. I run my engine up to 7400-7500rpm. Never had a thrown belt. I really like how it keeps the front of the engine clean. Only thing you can really see on the front of my engine is the water pump.
 

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I run the drivers side lower mount like what they sell on Chevy II only. Works great for me. I run my engine up to 7400-7500rpm. Never had a thrown belt. I really like how it keeps the front of the engine clean. Only thing you can really see on the front of my engine is the water pump.
Agreed, this is the way I wish I would have done mine. I have a hard time getting my MT valve cover off to run the solids as the cover hits the back of the alternator in the high position. Also - I have to have the EXACT size belt as my adjustment range is very small. Next time I'm moving to lower.
 

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So cheapness won out temporarily and my universal bracket got here today. I'm not too keen on it... It doesn't fit well with my header at all, I'd have to cut one side off of it and weld it like I suspected, and it really just seems like a bad compromise...

I'm going to check out some of the options posted in this thread more thoroughly (like I should have in the first place...) and see if I can find a low mount option I'm comfortable with.

My only question to you all is does anyone run one of the low mount brackets with PS and/or AC? What sort off rigging was required to get the pulleys set up for that if you do?

Thanks again,

hotrod
 

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http://www.modernperformanceclassics.net/

I'm using this bracket, needed to clock the back half of my alternator to get the output terminal in a better position. The correct belt is essential too.
Is this the item you're running? The link you posted just loads the homepage for that store:

http://www.modernperformanceclassics.net/ShowItem/102175%201962-67%20Nova%20Chrome%20Low%20Mount%20Alternator%20Bracket.aspx

I run the drivers side lower mount like what they sell on Chevy II only. Works great for me. I run my engine up to 7400-7500rpm. Never had a thrown belt. I really like how it keeps the front of the engine clean. Only thing you can really see on the front of my engine is the water pump.
Is this the one you run?

https://gmclassics.com/shop/engine-accelerator/low-mount-alternator-relo-kit-v8-mounts-low-non-stock/

I think I may pull the trigger on that C2O one as the price is about right...
 

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I run the drivers side lower mount like what they sell on Chevy II only. Works great for me. I run my engine up to 7400-7500rpm. Never had a thrown belt. I really like how it keeps the front of the engine clean. Only thing you can really see on the front of my engine is the water pump.
Is this the one you run?

https://gmclassics.com/shop/engine-accelerator/low-mount-alternator-relo-kit-v8-mounts-low-non-stock/

I think I may pull the trigger on that C2O one as the price is about right...[/QUOTE]

Mine isn’t exactly like this one but very similar.
 

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Is this the item you're running? The link you posted just loads the homepage for that store:

http://www.modernperformanceclassics.net/ShowItem/102175%201962-67%20Nova%20Chrome%20Low%20Mount%20Alternator%20Bracket.aspx



Is this the one you run?

https://gmclassics.com/shop/engine-accelerator/low-mount-alternator-relo-kit-v8-mounts-low-non-stock/

I think I may pull the trigger on that C2O one as the price is about right...
Yes, that's the one. I assumed because it was shown on the homepage you would find it. Should have gone to the item.....
 

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That chevy2only bracket was a solid recommendation. Even so there is not a ton of room there...

I needed to clock the housing on my alternator to get the plug in a bit better spot, which of course meant I broke that alternator and had to buy a new one already in the right spot (never fails...)

I have to modify the wiring this week to get it all hooked back up but we're close to being able to drive again!

 
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