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I'm putting my 289 together for my '67 fastback and I can't remember how the power steering unit and Alternator mount up. I think I have the power steering figured out, with it mounted to the water pump & one bolt to the head. The Alternator on the other hand, I can't seem to get it. Anyone with a 67 with a 289 it would be wonderful if you could post some close up shots of the alternator bracket, and the water pump. Just in case it matters, I deleted the A/C compressor. I may be able to figure it out once the bolt kit I ordered gets here. ::
 

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Does this help?



http://pic10.picturetrail.com/VOL326/689808/2097526/28904747.jpg

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Note - ALT , alt = alternator in this post.

Top shot of alternator bracket mount used WITHOUT ac idler pulley bracket [ HOWEVER in Rippers pic[yellow Mustang LINK] - that bracket in FRONT of alternator is this A/C Idler Pulley Bracket - if you HAD ac you most likely still have and must use this bracket...plus it will keep everything spaced correctly, and remind you way in future how it fit !! ]

I have a 67 289, with A/C and P/S too - I also deleted all that heavy AC stuff - EXCEPT that pulley BRACKET as in Rippers pic that has a belt going to A/C - you just use the A/C Idler Pulley BRACKET, at least I did to maintain spacing etc...in case that LONGGG bolt with spacer next to block is a special length for THAT idler bracket , since that bracket is a little thicker etc than the plain non-A/C bracket used in the pics I submitted here.

You can also use that A/C pulley brackets TOP part[ just behind that Idler Pulley you won't be using - for a belt you dont need]to PRY against, when tightening ALT belt ... remember though - do NOT get it too tight or you will create a strain on ALT bearings[and ruin it], belt squeels etc ....this applies to P/S pump belt tightening as well. Tighten bolt on bottom of alt to that bracket where it slides FIRST, then tighten TOP long bolt [with spacer], then bolt at pump or wherever it is.

NOTICE - that spacer [aluminum silver colored thing]- its right next to block,then alt, then bracket, then nut - in pic I link to above.

Look also again at Rippers pic... look VERY CLOSELY - see just below lower part of belt coming off alt pulley.... THAT is the Alternators horizontal bracket [with slot on end at ALT ]that mounts to front of water pump OR BLOCK ? [I dont have car in front of me but...] - it should be easy to figure which bolt [ one on far left of water pump ...ALSO notice that bracket is bent INWARDS as it GOES WAY FROM ALT >>>> towards water pump [ standing at passenger side it goes straight AND THEN bends inward to left to meet water pump bolting point. ]
OH OH...also the alt end of that BOTTOM alt bracket has that adjustment slot...so that makes it easy too !

I seem to remember also that the other end of that BOTTOM Alt. bracket connects right to a hole right behind, and/or slightly,barely ABOVE[to top left when facing engine from bumper]see here again - ALT bolt attachment area near Pulley at Harmonic Balancer - Rust looking figure[a bolthead ?] in pic just to left of P/S belt on BOTTOM in this pic that pulley on bottom of engine[ mounted to harmonic balancer] someone confirm ?

A couple more ref shots : Top front view - Alt. and Water Pump - NOTICE - this pic shows the smaller water pump type bolt that holds this part of ALT bracket...maybe its similiar for that A/C idler pulley one too...I mean it mounts this way too...should be clear once you do a "test assembly fit" :). Notice further that bolt is just below that small "L" water pump[below silver stainless hose clamp in pic] >>> to carb intake manifold inlet.

Also NOTICE - bolt holding P/S bracket to right side of water pump ! - once YOU get these top bolts on both sides bolted in place...the rest should pretty much "fall into place" as to where it all goes. - if you need more pics....look in eBay Motors - 67 MUSTANGS for sale [ thats where I got links to these ::]...btw [by the way] looking at others car pics [ at that site] is a GREAT way to learn about rare options and question like yours !!! ...even how some of the top cars are restored to like new [ rare indeed[a REAL Complete restoration], but SOME on eBay are ....painstakingly documented sometimes with as many as 40 pictures OR more as good as this....great reference material you can save for future ref on your own computer ! ]

P/S Pump and bracket from driver side FRONT view

Hope this Helps, Greg

[ IN future make yourself a diagram or better yet take pics - only if its going to be a long time till re-assembly ]
 

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Thanks for all your feedback guys. Unfortunately, I must have an after market bracket, and the ones in those pics didn't help much. I will search ebay for some pics, Thanks Greg. I snapped some pics so you guys could take a look:

http://members.cox.net/3gdrafting/alt/1.jpg

http://members.cox.net/3gdrafting/alt/2.jpg

http://members.cox.net/3gdrafting/alt/3.jpg

http://members.cox.net/3gdrafting/alt/4.jpg
 
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