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Unread 07-24-2009   #1 (permalink)
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I've seen some whose bracket bolts have broken off flush with the head and don't know what to do. The March alternator bracket might be what you need.
If you don't have a problem with the bolts breaking off but have eliminated the smog pump and want to clean up under the hood, this bracket is also for you. It takes that 20-25 pound bracket off and opens up under the hood, while only weighing 1-2 pounds. It attaches to the largest bolt hole in the head (the one the alternator actually rides on) and then to two of the water pump bolt locations. This will force you to get a new, shorter belt as it also does away with the tensioner. That thing is ugly anyway... you adjust the belt with the tension rod that attaches to the drivers side of the water pump. I put mine on the studded bolt for the power steering and put a nut on it so it didn't require anything special.
For only $50, you clean up under the hood, loose some weight, and could have a solution to broken alternator bracket bolts.
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thanx i think i will workk
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that looks pretty sweet and less weight in the engine bay can i use this kit with a stock setup [ac ,smog and powersteering &org alternator] ?
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Eagle is so right. It's a small cost for the benefits it provides. I've had mine on since 2006 with no problems at all.
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Ahh, you got the Ultra kit. ^^^

Yup, you can use it with the other accessories being stock but it doesn't accommodate the smog pump.

It'll line up with everything but again, you'll need to get another belt. It'd be a PITA if you swap the bracket and then can't get to the store because the stock belt will be too long. :nogrinner

With no smog pump and the Ford Racing AC delete kit, I use a 65 inch belt.
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ok so if i still have my smog pump hooked up then i cant use it ?? that would suck since i live in ca and have too have it for emmisions but since i have no cats im wondering if i can just bypass it with shorter belt ?
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It would cause you to get some brackets made for the smog pump. The pump attaches to that big bracket and the March bracket doesn't accommodate the pump.
You can bypass it with a shorter belt, yes.
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I just bout the march kit and was wandering does anybody know what size belt I would need? I have the underdrive crank pulley on my car and still have ac,alt,waterpump,an ps only the crank is underdrive. Someone help please I'm wantin to take my car to a car show tomorrow.
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Best way to check is to run a string around the pullies and measure it.
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The March alternator bracket might be what you need. If you don't have a problem with the bolts breaking off but have eliminated the smog pump and want to clean up under the hood, this bracket is also for you. It takes that 20-25 pound bracket off and opens up under the hood, while only weighing 1-2 pounds.
The stock bracket isn't anywhere near that heavy. It's only ~5lb and if you cut off the lower part of the bracket where the smog pump mounts, it's down to just 3lb. I do wish that March or someone would make an alternator bracket for the SN95 5.0 so we'd be able to clean up the engine bay a bit more.
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Does anyone know who makes the bracket for mounting the alt on the drivers side upper area?
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