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Alternator belt slippage and ill fitment with tall valve covers. (1/5)
 4/23/23 1:18pm
Fignewton 77
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West Monroe, NY - USA

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1977 Corvette, Atomic Silver, with updated 383V8, Holley 750, Ceramic coated headers/sidepipe's with STS inserts, backed up with a TCI Street Fighter automatic transmission 2400 stall.


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Just sharing what I had to do to accommodate my alternator mounting so I could have room for belt adjustments.  I combined two different kits from Summit to tailor it to my liking.  Hope this helps others.

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Re: Alternator belt slippage and ill fitment with tall valve covers. (2/5)
 5/3/23 10:56am
Azhodge
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Very nice, you didn’t list the kits?  After four different tries, a 15543 works with room to adjust. But you have to remove the valve cover to get it on. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Re: Alternator belt slippage and ill fitment with tall valve covers. (3/5)
 8/23/23 11:37am
Fignewton 77
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West Monroe, NY - USA

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1977 Corvette, Atomic Silver, with updated 383V8, Holley 750, Ceramic coated headers/sidepipe's with STS inserts, backed up with a TCI Street Fighter automatic transmission 2400 stall.


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Sorry. The Summit Kits where as follows

 

P/N SME-2001 

P/N SUM-420101

I used the lower bracket, upper bracket and expansion bolt of SME-2001 and the Alternator top bracket of the other.  After further research I hear you get brackets for a 327 V8 and it works as well if you want stock appearance.

 

Re: Alternator belt slippage and ill fitment with tall valve covers. (4/5)
 9/6/23 3:33pm
Steevo
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Not too fancy, but works for me. 

3.75" tall Valve Cover, #15550 belt. Not sure where the chromed adjuster brace came from.

Steve



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Re: Alternator belt slippage and ill fitment with tall valve covers. (5/5)
 9/6/23 4:06pm
Fignewton 77
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West Monroe, NY - USA

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1977 Corvette, Atomic Silver, with updated 383V8, Holley 750, Ceramic coated headers/sidepipe's with STS inserts, backed up with a TCI Street Fighter automatic transmission 2400 stall.


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Looks good to me!

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