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Does anyone make an OBA bracket for the Vortec 454?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by afroman006, Apr 6, 2005.

  1. afroman006

    afroman006 1/2 ton status

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    I looked at Kilby Enterprises and they dont have one listed so does anyone know of someplace that does? I'll probably end up making one out of necessity but I'd like to see if there's anything out there.
     
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    You do.
     
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    Anyone know of a common application for v-belt idler pullies? The biggest obsticle for me is figuring out how to tenstion the compressor.
     
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    When I installed mine, I had the same question. I simply made the top bracket after mounting the belt. That way the compressor/bracket keeps plenty of tension on the belt. Keep in mind that the compressor is free spinning when the clutch is not engaged, so it does not need that much tension running down the road.
     
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    Also in my new truck that I am going to put this on, there's not alot of space to work with. I want to put it on the passenger side and run it off the alt. with a combo pulley from Kilby. Hopefully I can fanangle something to fit in that little space.
     

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