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V8 Chevy guys – What Belt Configuration Do You Use To Save Space?
Posted by: OttawaCorvairGuy ()
Date: April 27, 2013 07:16PM

Everyone knows that with a Chevy small block one has a choice in water pumps; long or short nose.
Then you have the ALT up high above the valve cover on either side of the WP and even down low and then there are neat ways to also mount PS pump.

But I’ve simply been away too long from car building projects that I’m not up on everything out there.
I only got back into car projects in 2008; when we knew that Marie would be able to walk again without the use of any aids.
And when I did get back into my own car projects this time around; it has only been the stock Corvair stuff. So I’m still in the dark on this.

As my mom would say – I can use all the help I can get. GGG

Like most street rods; Corvair V8 owners have to work within a tight space when it comes to the mid-engine compartment.
More so if they want to be able to set the seat back for extra leg room.
V8 Ultravans are known for having an overheating problem and are very tight for space when it comes to the front of Chevy V8 like with a mid-engine Corvair.

I’m trying to help a current UV owner with a running V8 coach, while hoping to make it easier on myself too; once our V8 is ready to be worked on for the same issues.

I want to have at least PS and an ALT on UV512 and it is very tight fit.
And at some point in time I might want to add AC too, if it is worth it.
So I need to plan for it – just in case.

Does anyone know of a good configuration that has only one belt for all three and the WP?
IF not - what is the best – tightest configuration using two belts for all three and the WP?

It can also be on any other small block Chevy project that you are working on too.

If you have any pictures or links to see the configuration please share them.

Thanks, Tony

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Re: V8 Chevy guys – What Belt Configuration Do You Use To Save Space?
Posted by: Johnniespeed ()
Date: April 27, 2013 07:31PM

Tony
I get my pulleys and brackets from Alan Grove, perhaps his site will give you some options. They now have serpentine systems too.
Alan Grove [www.alangrovecomponents.com]

John



Snowy Sparta Michigan.

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Re: V8 Chevy guys – What Belt Configuration Do You Use To Save Space?
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: April 27, 2013 07:33PM

Serpentine is the only thing that could do it with one belt..

Besides in a MH... run a Gen and Roof Air.... Engine air will not cool the front of the coach, even with a curtain...

Me... I'd just travel an night!! LOL!!





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Re: V8 Chevy guys – What Belt Configuration Do You Use To Save Space?
Posted by: OttawaCorvairGuy ()
Date: April 27, 2013 08:28PM

Matt,

That’s only because you don't want to be seen.

I heard that about you.

You don't like signing autographs. ggg LOL

BTW - Why is my time off on my post. I never changed it.
I wanted to make a change in a post on antoher thread and it cut me off - like a someone in the back ground way screwing with me.
Then when I did try to change the time - it was closer but out of my time zone.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 04/27/2013 08:31PM by OttawaCorvairGuy.

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Re: V8 Chevy guys – What Belt Configuration Do You Use To Save Space?
Posted by: OttawaCorvairGuy ()
Date: April 27, 2013 08:38PM

Thanks John - I'm looking at them now.

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Re: V8 Chevy guys – What Belt Configuration Do You Use To Save Space?
Posted by: macavs ()
Date: April 28, 2013 01:28AM

When I put a SBC in a 81 Toyota truck in 1990 the Corvette water pump and pulleys were the way to go. That is probably ancient history now.

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Re: V8 Chevy guys – What Belt Configuration Do You Use To Save Space?
Posted by: OttawaCorvairGuy ()
Date: April 28, 2013 03:33AM

It doesn't hurt to look in to it. Thanks..

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Re: V8 Chevy guys – What Belt Configuration Do You Use To Save Space?
Posted by: solo2r ()
Date: April 28, 2013 05:13AM

Just installed one of these on a big block Chevy. Very nice kit!
[www.classicautoair.com]

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Re: V8 Chevy guys – What Belt Configuration Do You Use To Save Space?
Posted by: dragvairclark ()
Date: April 28, 2013 01:53PM

There are electric water pumps and you can run an alternator off the rear axle shaft. Get rid of all the belts and pullies in the engine compartment.
The alternator won't charge at idle or at traffic stops but once you are driving it should work OK.
Clark Hartzel

Clark Hartzel, Fraser, MI
1963 Greenbrier

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Re: V8 Chevy guys – What Belt Configuration Do You Use To Save Space?
Posted by: reggie ()
Date: April 28, 2013 05:13PM

Would really like some info on the alternator run off the axle shaft set-up,where can I find it? thanx R.

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Re: V8 Chevy guys – What Belt Configuration Do You Use To Save Space?
Posted by: OttawaCorvairGuy ()
Date: April 28, 2013 07:32PM

Here is a link with some pictures of four different set ups that people have done in this thread.
http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=89519&showall=1

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Re: V8 Chevy guys – What Belt Configuration Do You Use To Save Space?
Posted by: Seth Emerson ()
Date: April 29, 2013 04:44AM

How about modifying the center of a standard stamped-steel pulley to bolt onto the 4 U-joint bolts on one side, with sections cut away to clear the U-joint and the end of the driveshaft. Then bolt down a mount on top of the differential with the alternator hanging over the side, presenting the drive pulley just above the U-joint. Using a standard GM two-bolt mount would give you an adjustment. Since the RPM would never be too high, turning at wheel-speed, you might have to futz with the output to make sure you get enough juice for regular driving. - Seth

[www.jalopyjournal.com]

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Re: V8 Chevy guys – What Belt Configuration Do You Use To Save Space?
Posted by: 66cv8 ()
Date: April 29, 2013 05:05PM

Seen that one a time or two Seth. Used to pump oil to a cooler from a differential.

Joe

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