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Old 03-19-2021, 11:05 AM
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im finally getting closer to fire up on my 55 starcheif. and i need to come up with alternator brackets. so here is my dilema. its a 59 389, im running a offy aluminum 3 duece set up. it has no provisions for the 55-58 generator mount, which i have on my original engine already converted to a alt. the next issue is i dont have 59 generator brackets to modify either, which puts is off to the side. besides the 59 brackets is there any thing else you guys have done for a side mount bracket set up? thanks john

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Old 03-19-2021, 11:48 AM
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You might look at a 63 alt bracket.Im modding a 69 first gen engine to put the alt on the pass side.Will post a pic.Tom

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Old 03-19-2021, 11:51 AM
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Old 03-19-2021, 12:33 PM
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i wish i could do that but 59 still has the reverse cooling, so the two elbows in the head are still in the way.

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Old 03-19-2021, 02:37 PM
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Sorry,just assumed you would do away with it.Tom

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Old 03-20-2021, 12:38 AM
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On the '58 engine in my GMC I used a Mopar alternator due to its shortness. The mounting was simple to fabricate. [Long story, why I needed it on the passenger side]
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Old 03-24-2021, 02:38 PM
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thank you, i just located a 59 lower bracket.

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I used a late GM alternator on my 57 engine. I fab'd my own brackets from stuff I had lying around.
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