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  • Originally posted by Deaf Bob View Post
    I have the header mount for my alternator.. I believe Speedway motors is where it came from.
    2 pieces of plate, saddles the tube with slots on the upper part.
    Then the other plate is formed to fit the alt base and slides in the slots for alignment
    Exactly the thing Bob. I looked at the usual culprits (Jegs, Summit, Speedway) but didnít find it.
    Of all the paths you take in life - make sure a few of them are dirt.

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    • I don't know what it should look like. There are a few on Amazon most look like aftermarket brackets. This one says something about headers.

      Flowtech 10041FLT Chrome Power Steering Pump Bracket https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000CMCZS6..._2r8BDbDPZ3NDS
      http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...-consolidation

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      • Your bracketry appears to be a little different, but I've run mine with a spacer since the late 80s.

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        Chris - HRPT Long Haul 03, 04, 05, 13, 14, 15,16 & 18
        74 Nova Project
        66 Mustang GT Project

        92 Camaro RS Convertible Project
        79 Chevy Truck Project
        1956 Cadillac Project

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        • NovaMan, that is the closest to mine I have seen without being exactly the same. I found a lawnmower engine wristpin in the junk at work today that will make the perfect spacer after I shorten it 3/8".

          Thanks for sharing your experience with a spacer. Is that in your Nova?
          Of all the paths you take in life - make sure a few of them are dirt.

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          • Originally posted by STINEY View Post
            Is that in your Nova?
            It is.
            Chris - HRPT Long Haul 03, 04, 05, 13, 14, 15,16 & 18
            74 Nova Project
            66 Mustang GT Project

            92 Camaro RS Convertible Project
            79 Chevy Truck Project
            1956 Cadillac Project

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            • Originally posted by 74NovaMan View Post
              Your bracketry appears to be a little different, but I've run mine with a spacer since the late 80s.

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              I remember that spacer...
              Patrick & Tammy
              - Long Haulin' 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014...Addicting isn't it...??

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                milner351 and silver_bullet like this.
                Of all the paths you take in life - make sure a few of them are dirt.

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                • And the exhaust/power steering bracket spacer is done.

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                  • First college semester over. Its been a wild ride this past year for my eldest, and he has endured and achieved in a style I am very proud of.

                    Found a few hours to get back to the original Buick. He installed a new upper control arm so we could look for sign of further damage. I see no sign of anything up front being bent other than the sheetmetal and that upper arm.

                    Shepard help as usual.

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                    Its funny how the lights in the new shop make this picture look like it was taken with my old flip-phone from years ago.


                    Old vs New. The left side of the old one is bent downwards 3"+. Rivets show it was original - further supporting the low original miles theory.

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                    New arm all installed.

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                    And the alignment looks good with the eyeball method. Camber is back from the far side, and toe looks good, although we will have it checked once the rest of the car is pieced back together.

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                    • Great to hear about the progress!
                      Patrick & Tammy
                      - Long Haulin' 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014...Addicting isn't it...??

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                      • Nice pics thanks for the update .
                        Previously HoosierL98GTA

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