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Discussion in 'Project Progress' started by 1981LT1, Jan 7, 2017.
Here is the interference from the mount adapter...
And here is the "fix" for the problem...
Here is the alternator and PS bracket...
Here are the Speed Engineering headers. They fit great.
Looking good. How low do the headers hang? Amazing price on those.....
I actually didn't check that. I'll get them bolted back on and look.
Got the motor mount modified and got the crossmember cutout so I could get the compressor to fit. After some trimming I got everything cleared. Now, I need to get a hose assembly or block to bolt to the compressor so I know how much to notch out the frame rail.
I know some of all ya'll are probably thinking I should get the high mount kit and call it day. Unfortunately, I think those kits are gross and look like crap. Plus, I want to keep the GM compressor and all of the factory type parts I can. If this means cutting up the frame rail to make everything fit, then that is what I am going to do.
I agree, the high mount looks funny, however, lots of people don't have the time or skill, or the patience, to plan, cut, fab and modify , so I understand why people choose it, and depending on the amount of problems you may run into, you may have wished you did as well, HAA HA
Luckily the only thing I have to worry about is finding a hose assembly that will sit tight to the compressor and keep me from cutting too much of the frame rail. More to follow.
Nice mod to get it to work. Plan on boxing it back in? Some good progress.
Absolutely. Once I get the clearances I need, and I'm done with the bodywork, I'll blow apart the frame, weld up all of the holes, smooth everything out and powder coat it.