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Old 10-28-2006, 11:46 AM   #1
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so i am trying to figure out how to mount the alternator where the
A/C compressor used to be.

it looks like you could modify the one bracket a little bit where the long bolt that the alternator pivots on. and if that was groyund down a little bit you could flop the alternator over to tthe other side, but then you would need to have another bracket to secure the other end of the alternaotr and adjust the belt tension.

any tips on that other bracket? is there an existing bracket that one could use?
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Old 10-28-2006, 12:35 PM   #2
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I don't think any other subby engines had the alternator mounted over there. So i'd guess you'd have to fab up a bracket for it.
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Old 10-28-2006, 01:18 PM   #3
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I just did this last weekend. You need a welder, hack saw, and a grinder.



The braket that you flip the alternator over has to be modified. The top of it has to be cut down so the alt can flip.



i had a spare EJ18, so i used an idler pulley from the timing belt. and a tensioner from that motor as well. i made the bracket for the tensioner from other old spare brackets and piston wrist pins. haha
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Old 10-28-2006, 01:55 PM   #4
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Thats pretty nifty! ^^
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Old 10-28-2006, 03:16 PM   #5
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That's awesome. Any benefits other than it looking really cool?
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Old 10-28-2006, 03:19 PM   #6
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If you flip the intake mani around you eliminate a foot or two of intercooler piping.

RS_to_WRX how come you haven't flipped it? I thought that was the whole point of moving the alternator over.
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Old 10-28-2006, 03:58 PM   #7
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what bracket did you use for the alternator tensioner?
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Old 10-28-2006, 07:47 PM   #8
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Zero benefit. i bet i lost power adding the idler pulley, but oh well, no ac belt. Now i'm just one step closer to flipping the manifold.

Did you notice i said i just did this last weekend? Don't worry, it will happen in time. My car is a daily driver so i'm doing it in steps to avoid down time.

The tensioner was from the AC unit i think. i had to cut the bottom off it, and modify the top a lot.

Next i'm moving the reservoir.
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Old 10-28-2006, 08:16 PM   #9
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Ah, FMIC, I see.
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I envy your non abs engine bay! damm thing is always in my business!
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