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another thorley post

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by surpip, Apr 18, 2006.

  1. surpip

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    there was a thread about adding these to a 89 motor, that need the manifold holes for the alt(and my OBA) bracket
    was there any pictures posted with a fix for this?
     
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    I just installed some on my 90, what exactly is your question?

    Kelvin
     
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    there is a bracket on the driver side that attaches to the manifold, how did you get around this?
     
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    If it's the one that goes from the exhaust manifold up to the alternator then according to the Thorley instructions. You need to trim the inside radius of the bracket to allow clearance over the #1 primary tube.

    I haven't tried to mount that bracket yet, not sure I needed it.But I'll take a look at it tonight and post up some pics with what I had to do.

    Kelvin
     
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    ya clearance the bracket is fine, but you still have to find a way to keep it away from the block, i guess i will take pictures of it tomorrow
     
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    ya kinda, but i also need the 2 holes for the OBA bracket
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    so i guess i would need 2 spacers, and 2 long studs
     
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    In looking at your pictures, aren't those already studs? Or do they have a hex "head" on them under the bracket that you can't see?

    But I would think that two spacers, grinding the bracket to clear the primary tube, and correct length bolts or studs would be the ticket.

    It's going to depend on the primary tube though, looking at mine, there is no way I'd fit a spacer at the second bolt (from the front) with that primary tube. If yours is the same way, I'd say you'll have to cut the back leg off of the bracket and use only the front bolt. I've seen that done before with AC compressors in that location, I don't see why it would be any different with your situation. It's going to decrease stability a bit, but I've never heard anyone that's used the forward bolt only say it wasn't enough.
     
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    they are studs, but they thread into the manifold
     
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    anyone else delt with this?
     

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