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March alternator bracket
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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