Moving Alternator to driver's side - Existing bracket?

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Moving Alternator to driver's side - Existing bracket?

Post by VelvetHammer » 27 Jan 2019 21:22

If I'm ever going to supercharge this 2.2L I've got to move the alternator to the driver side to make room for SC and plumbing.

Anyone know of an existing mount I can buy?
Or am I going to hove to fabricate this too?

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Re: Moving Alternator to driver's side - Existing bracket?

Post by yenpit » 28 Jan 2019 10:49

Likely fabricate, but maybe you can start with either an air pump bracket or a Z car AC bracket (the 510 AC brackets are kinda hard to find.........more Z's got AC than 510's!). Both are DRIVERS side of block. I do have a 510 flat steel crude welded factory OEM air pump bracket AND a ZX cast aluminum AC bracket. I will hold each up to a block to give an idea..........what engine.....2.2L L20B?

PM me your email or TEXT # for pics.......if pics would help!

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Re: Moving Alternator to driver's side - Existing bracket?

Post by VelvetHammer » 28 Jan 2019 10:58

Appreciated!

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Post by datzenmike » 29 Jan 2019 06:02

The AC mount is a HEAVY!!!! cast iron monster. Make your own for a simple alternator. An L20B air injection pump mount has to be lighter.
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Re: Moving Alternator to driver's side - Existing bracket?

Post by VelvetHammer » 29 Jan 2019 10:02

datzenmike wrote:
29 Jan 2019 06:02
The AC mount is a HEAVY!!!! cast iron monster. Make your own for a simple alternator. An L20B air injection pump mount has to be lighter.
I hear ya, but the only fabrication equipment I have is a hand drill, hacksaw, and cheap 110v mig welder (I have a Tig but still learning on that). Neither the Mig nor Tig are powerful enough to get into thick metals on 110v. I might be able to get away with some thick-walled square stock, but still trying to envision how that would work.

I wish I had a decent metal band saw, belt sander, drill press, mill and lathe. Based on stuff I've read I might be able to get away with harbor freight for the band saw, but the other stuff not so much. Been looking on craigslist etc

220V is in my future.

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Re: Moving Alternator to driver's side - Existing bracket?

Post by datzenmike » 29 Jan 2019 19:29

I made brackets for under the distributor to hold a D21 power steering pump and an adjustment pulley as the pump was solidly mounted. All with a $75 POS drill press, bolts, nuts (no welder then) and some washers.

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Re: Moving Alternator to driver's side - Existing bracket?

Post by VelvetHammer » 29 Jan 2019 23:35

datzenmike wrote:
29 Jan 2019 19:29
I made brackets for under the distributor to hold a D21 power steering pump and an adjustment pulley as the pump was solidly mounted. All with a $75 POS drill press, bolts, nuts (no welder then) and some washers.

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You're hired! :D

Alright then, I'll get off my ass and figure this out.

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