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Post  BigBlockRanger March 10th 2021, 1:18 am

I am attempting to mimic the stock belt routing and tensioner placement/function. Mine is a little more spread out, but I have coolant passages to work around. There will be an idler where the water pump would normally sit.

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Post  BigBlockRanger March 11th 2021, 10:30 am

I welded a mounting tab on and drilled the holes for the tensioner. Then I welded a piece of steel across the center hole to mount the the center idler pulley and moved the power steering pump about 2" closer to the crankshaft.

Now I need to find an idler pulley mount that I can weld or bolt to the cross piece.

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Post  BigBlockRanger March 15th 2021, 9:49 am

Lawnmower parts. Haha. I found steel pulley mounts from a lawnmower parts place. I could buy a pack of 10 for what 1 cost from an autoparts store. Very Happy

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Post  BigBlockRanger March 16th 2021, 9:09 am

Center idler mocked up. Belt routing looks good.

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Post  BigBlockRanger March 30th 2021, 4:24 pm

All pulleys and accessories on and mocked up. I have since replaced the center idler with one that has guided sides and have added 2" spacers to position the tensioner pulley.

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Post  BigBlockRanger April 12th 2021, 9:35 am

I tossed the radiator, fan, coil packs, coolant tank and power steering reservoir in there to check the fit. The plate needed a little trimming and notching so the driver's side coil pack bracket/power steering reservoir mount would fit properly. I also chose a location for the electric water pump and began making a mount for it. It will be mounted under the driver's side frame rail.

Been looking at superchargers a lot lately. Not that I am putting one on straight away, but I don't want to paint myself into a corner. So far, a smaller blower like a TorqueStorm looks like it would work well. Their bracketry for a BBF might even work-ish with this setup.

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Post  BigBlockRanger April 13th 2021, 10:16 am

Water pump mounting time. I took a piece of strap metal and fashioned a mount for the electric water pump. It mounts under the driver's side frame rail. The radiator outlet and the pump inlet are pretty much aligned. Just need a short piece of hose to connect them. For the outlet side, I will make a couple of adapters to connect some 3/4" hose.

I could have used a real remote mount electric pump, but I already had this one. The other consideration is the availability of a replacement should the need arise. Normal electric pumps are available everywhere, particularly the ones that fit SBC and BBC's. This one is for a BBF, but if I needed to replace it with one from a SBC, it would be real easy.

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Post  BigBlockRanger April 18th 2021, 12:20 am

Chopped some aluminum water pump plates out and tapped them for some 45 degree 3/4" hose barbs. I tried to tap the motor plate, but was not successful. Those hose barbs will just be welded in place. Greenbean - The 98GT - Page 2 20210414
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Post  BigBlockRanger Yesterday at 9:48 am

I grabbed some gaskets, scanned them and traced them in AutoCAD. The flanges will be used to adapt the 4.6L's throttle body plenum to the EFi 460's intake manifold. Each one has it's own unique bolt pattern. They will be connected using a short piece of 4" square tube to get the plenum up over the fuel rails.

The exhaust plates are basically the outline of a "regular" BBF exhaust gasket with the EFI 460 ports inside. This should seal the 1/4" or so mis-match at the top of the port when using my Hooker headers on these heads. I will send these outlines to my buddy Colby at Sinister Racecraft here in Amarillo and he will chop them out of some plate steel.

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