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    Those of you who are using the 4 point mounting system, how are you mounting your alternator? Right now my boat has a cheesy setup and was looking for something a little nicer to show of my polished alternator. Pics are always welcome. Thanks!

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    Here's how I've got mine mounted, probably not what you're looking for. Is this the same cheesy setup that you are currently running?

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    Yup, I've got too much polished metal and chrome on my motor now to have my bracket. LoL Gotta find something trick. Rexmarine has something awesome in their show room but I failed to ask them about it.

    ~Brian

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    This one at CP Performance is what I was using. Nice polished aluminum piece.
    500-0957 Alternator adjusting bracket

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    Right on. I am thinking about using some aluminum hex and a couple of heim joints, one with a left hand thread, polish that up and call it a day. I'll post up what I finger out.

    ~Brian

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    If you are thinking of doing the adjustable link setup, check out the prefabbed links at March Performance

    You might also make use of cav-plate adjustment pieces.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LuckyDaze View Post
    Yup, I've got too much polished metal and chrome on my motor now to have my bracket. LoL Gotta find something trick. Rexmarine has something awesome in their show room but I failed to ask them about it.

    ~Brian

    A couple different types, both for Prestolite alternators

    Regular side mount

    Direct drive (must have enough front clearance)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldsquirt View Post
    If you are thinking of doing the adjustable link setup, check out the prefabbed links at March Performance

    You might also make use of cav-plate adjustment pieces.

    Thats bitchin, didn't realize there was a place to get these things fabbed up ahead of time. Always figured I'd have to do it myself. That saves a bunch o time.

    Thanks for those references rex!


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    I found this one on Ebay for $25.00 and it is working well with my low motor plate. It is a reproduction of a short water pump style GM mount. It goes in the front of the head with a brace over the #1 exhaust port. It is very sturdy (5/16" thick plate) and has a decent chrome job to boot. It uses a 47" belt when used with a 5" pulley and a standard alternator pulley if you go this route. Good luck.
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    O.K. yeah.........it's filthy. I made this one up about 6 of 7
    years ago. About $8 in hardware store stuff. I know it looks
    like $8 worth. But picture it with a real live shiney turnbuckle.

    Kinda borrowed the concept/idea from March's setups.

    It works though and makes adjustments a snap. I keep telling myself
    that someday I'll buy some real boat hardware, but it hasn't
    failed yet, and with the back seat in you can't see it anyway.

    Never mind the little patch piece with the two screws at the
    top of the alternator. I accidentally broke the little cast ear/bolt
    hole off and had to come up with something, or buy a new
    alternator......... thus the patch piece. Drilled and tapped what
    was left of the ears for a couple 10/32 screws and was back in
    business ($100 richer...or at least not poorer)

    I'm so damned cheap it's scary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Squirtcha? View Post

    I'm so damned cheap it's scary.


    Hah, Im right there with ya! Thats almost the same idea I had floating around in my head with what I wanted to do with my boat. Thanks for the imput! And it don't look bad man.

    ~Brian

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    As posted in the other thread, here is my set up with heim's left and right hand turn buckle style

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    I'm bouncing this back up cuz I'm still struggling to find something that I "KNOW" will work. I'd prefer a low mount if at all possible, Don't have room for a direct drive.

    Thanks folks for the advice in advance......john

    Here's the project in question. Any thoughts would be very welcome


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    couple pics of how i did mine, got the top braket from "the chrome guy" here in phoenix, jrork, that boat is turning out f'n sweet, keep it up
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