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Old 03-04-2017, 07:00 PM   #1
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can u guys that have done this swap help with selecting pwr steering & alternator brackets & pulleys when using electric w/pump ?? Also want to use original radiator, need help with hoses. Thanks.
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Old 03-06-2017, 01:25 PM   #2
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Not many people have done this swap.

I would think with you using an electric WP on a GEN1 SBC that you could just bolt the LTX accessory bracket you currently have on it. There is nothing different about the bolt holes in the front of the block and heads of an LTX v/s SBC. Only thing you would have to do is use the balancer/pully from the LT1 on your SBC or else you'd be forced into figuring out some kind of spacer and lower crankshaft pulley if you were to use the regular SBC balancer... because of the large offset difference in the LTX hub/pulley and regular SBC's.

Seems easier than figuring out an entire accessory drive from scratch. Espc since you want to keep the power steering. IF you would be willing to get rid of the PS then just setting up the alternator would be very easy.

Radiator hoses... I would use the hoses for a 91 Corvette. Last year of the C4 with the GEN1 engine and it uses the same radiator and location as the LTX cars.

I saw your new engine dyno thread and have watched your progress on and off with the car since you swapped it to a carburetor and straight rear end. Good luck with your engine swap.
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Old 03-06-2017, 05:11 PM   #3
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Thank you for your reply. I thought I would get many replies from people who racked their brains with trial & error to complete this swap to help me, I guess not. Thank you again. If I can ever help you please ask.
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..... I have a March set-up that I bought for a non-vette project that is going in a different direction ... it has brackets and pulleys for an Alternator and Power Steering pump ... I don't know if the double crank pulley will work on a C4 because of the proximity of the steering rack .....


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Thank you for your offer. Yes it is tight up front. The balancer im using i will need V-belts.
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Old 03-08-2017, 08:40 PM   #6
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well I ordered new brackets from Revmax Street rods. I will let U know how it goes.
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Toyota MR2 electric PS pump is an option, here's one article on it.

http://www.diyelectriccar.com/forums...hps-19505.html
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This picture of my 406 is from years ago using a smog pump delete bracket and a air conditioning delete bracket. I had Meziere water pump with the outlets oriented to my specifications (they will do that for you). Today am running a manual rack and only have a belt for the alternator.



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WOW that first picture if the belt broke i would have to hire a rocket scientist to replace it. I got my new brackets and trial fit them & it looks good. my alternator mounts on pass side & power steering pump on drivers side. They fit like they were made for a C4. I will post pictures next week, i think U will like em.
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Do you still drive this car on the street?
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Do you still drive this car on the street?
Trailered for the past 16 years.

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Trailered for the past 16 years.
I know you don't, I was asking the thread starter. When I but the small block in my car I never ran an alternator. Never had a problem!
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..... EFI ? ... that extra six pounds would come in real handy ... especially if you go rounds late into competition ....
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..... EFI ? ... that extra six pounds would come in real handy ... especially if you go rounds late into competition ....
Are you asking me? If so, no carb and went 6 or 7 rounds on many occasions and never had a problem. Just had to sure it had a charge!
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Its a track car only.
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Its a track car only.
Like i said I didn't run any belts on my car, saved a lot of problems.
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YO 383vett ! Here is what I did with my after mkt. brackets, and my exhaust. Now for my next adventure I'll be doing radiator hoses. Any advise ??






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Nice work

does that pulley clear the chassis cross bar ?
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Hi, your asking about crank pulley ? Yes it does, but it is closer to the steering rack. About 3 1/2 in. from upper cross brace & about 2 in. from rack, but the rack is low on front of engine cradle and no problem.
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