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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Nov 14th, 19, 9:09 PM Thread Starter
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Pulleys & Brackets

I need to buy pulleys and brackets for my BBC install in a 66 Chevelle. I am starting from scratch as the car came with none. This is a P/S car with no A/C and has the short water pump. I was looking at the march pulleys in alum as an option. Any ideas on this dilemma?
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old Nov 14th, 19, 9:23 PM
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I would keep the stamped steel pulleys Either find originals or buy repro

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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old Nov 14th, 19, 9:35 PM Thread Starter
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What pulleus are required for this application?? Repo options?

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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old Nov 15th, 19, 9:56 AM
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Take a look at Alan Grove Components. http://www.alangrovecomponents.com/
Their brackets are very good and I think you'll find what you need.
Btw, I have used these brackets on several builds and would use them again.

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I would try to source oem pulleys and brackets from swap meets, ebay, etc. as repros are typically much lower quality.
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Re: Pulleys & Brackets

I agree with AimHard that originals are the best (for that original look), however you'll need to track down the correct Part Number as stamped on the piece -- generally you can get the numbers from your 1966 Chevelle and El Camino Factory Assembly Instruction Manual. But then you'll have to go to however many swap meets to find the pieces and THAT could take years (at least in my neck of the woods).

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I did my short water pump BBC in the 65 wagon with OEM and stock reproduction brackets and pulleys. As far as the brackets go, I'd search for good originals, I had to massage them all to get them to fit everything properly.
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old Nov 16th, 19, 9:39 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Pulleys & Brackets

Thank you so much. I am going to get the Cold case rad and I think I am going with the electric fan set up. I like the March black alum pulleys because they offer 25% more water pump flow. I will look for factory brackets as recommended.

Thanks again, greatly appreciated.

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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old Nov 16th, 19, 10:43 AM
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Re: Pulleys & Brackets

I did the same conversion on my 66 Chevelle. I used OEM pulleys and brackets sourced from a swap meet and a reproduction PS pulley. The repro pulley works fine but it is made from a thinner gauge steel than OEM. I did learn from a local guy who deals in OEM GM parts that the pulleys and brackets from a 67-72 GM BBC pick up are the same as the Chevelle pieces, the only difference being the top WP pulley has a little different curvature than the car pulley.
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