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Hot Rods sbc bracket identification

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Hot Rod Chris, Apr 21, 2015.

  1. Hot Rod Chris
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    So I bought a complete small block off of Craigslist for one of my projects cheap and it came with carb, water pump, alternator, power steering pulleys and a weird bracket I don't recognize. I sandblasted it to see if I could find numbers on it, and it didn't have anything. Is this a factory bracket, modified factory bracket or what? It would he nice to know what it belongs to. The motor came out of a 79 Monte Carlo, but the block and heads are off a 94. A/c bracket maybe?
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  2. luckythirteenagogo
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    I'm thinking A/C, but that's usually where the Alternator
     
  3. Hot Rod Chris
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    Yeah luckythirteenagogo, that's on the short pump set up, this is long pump. That's why the alternator is on the passanger side.
     
  4. 54vicky
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    possibly an extra power steering bracket?
     

  5. Maybe a bracket for a dual alternator set-up for some heavy duty truck application? Up-fitted for camper, tow truck package, something like that?
     
  6. gas & guns
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    That's for an R4 ac pump.
     
  7. 325w
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    X2 what G & G said.
     
  8. mgtstumpy
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    sucp_0910_05_z+chevy_350_engine_build+small_block.jpg ^^
    That's a later (1987 up) centrebolt (rocker cover) set up not the earlier 79 engine set up. 5lt or 350? If later block it has 1pc RMS. The AC compressor is missing. I think Chevy went to serpentine from 'V' belt a few years later so that narrows engine year down to a few years.
     
  9. squirrel
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    it must be post-pictures-of-80s-engines day bracket.jpg

    1987 suburban 350 with R4 compressor
     
  10. gas & guns
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    Kinda makes ya wanna grow a mullet.(not really)
     
  11. Yet another mystery solved by the HAMB!
     
  12. Hot Rod Chris
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    Awesome, looks like I could use this bracket on my 54 to install ac! Now looking at the pics you all posted, looks like I need the little brace that goes to the intake and the flat one that goes around the compressor body. Or are those flat plates a part of the compressor?
     
  13. squirrel
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    The flat plates bolt to the compressor. But do yourself a favor, get a better compressor that takes a different bracket. The R4 is notorious for being a piece of crap.
     

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