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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 04-21-2017, 02:50 PM Thread Starter
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351 Cleveland Alternator Brackets don't work

Having an issue with getting the correct alernator brackets for my 351 Cleveland that's in my 69 Mustang and its become extremely frustrating. I know initially I had the incorrect brackets as they were from a 302...I paid a visit to a salvage yard in Denver and picked up a set of the 2 brackets bolt and spacer, got my new alternator and went to put it in and the bolt and spacer are too short to reach the head once it is put to the bracket. I've done a bunch of research and have found the brackets I have stating it is for a 351 C but I've also seen a similar one that has a notch out of the top hole. This one looks flatter as the one I have bends out quite a bit. Any ideas? Thanks
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 04-21-2017, 02:55 PM
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So long as the pulley lines up, it looks like you just need a longer bolt and a longer spacer, right? The bolt is easy- most hardware stores should have it. As far as the spacer goes, you could get a replacement the right length, add a 2nd that's the right size to fit, or stack washers if you want to do it on the cheap. Once it's tightened down it's not going anywhere- just make sure the pulleys line up and you should be good.

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