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Old 07-11-2019, 11:58 AM
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Who's brackets keeps the low mount AC compressor closest to the block? And/or is the factory low mount AC compressor smaller than aftermarket? I have an SD7 with Holley's brackets, not yet installed yet, wondering if there is something shorter and closer to the block so I don't have to notch so much of the front crossmember. Yeah I know there is the high mount brackets, looking for something mounted low on passenger side.
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I haven't used it yet, but the Alan Grove Components brackets appear to be the closest ones.
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Here's where an Alan Groves low mount with Corvette spacing ended up on mine....



And, when finished -- not much at all shows from the top.

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Bought some from BRP years ago. Silver painted steel.
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Supposedly these are small and compact but I've heard mixed reviews about them...

https://www.dirtydingo.com/shop/prod...oducts_id=1720
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I believe the Holley low mount work on a g-body without frame modifications. Double check their installation guide.

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Truck, in truck offset, to answer your question.
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Originally Posted by jmd View Post
Truck, in truck offset, to answer your question.
Truck and F-body offsets to be precise; the Corvette offset is the only one that cannot be accommodated in the G-body application when using the Hooker Blackheart G-body LS swap engine mounting brackets.
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The G8 mounts the AC down low. It's a different offset from the vette or fbody.
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Originally Posted by JoshHefnerX View Post
The G8 mounts the AC down low. It's a different offset from the vette or fbody.
My recollection is the G8 and Corvette are the same. This seems to agree with that - https://www.lsxconcepts.com/pages/wh...fset-do-i-need
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Originally Posted by gtxracer View Post
Supposedly these are small and compact but I've heard mixed reviews about them...

https://www.dirtydingo.com/shop/prod...oducts_id=1720
That is the mount I was planning on using...what have you heard bad about them?
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Originally Posted by Project GatTagO View Post
I believe the Holley low mount work on a g-body without frame modifications. Double check their installation guide.

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It does *IF* you are using their motor mounts, & with F body or truck spacing. Throw 1" back mounts & Corvette spacing & then it wont work. Trying to put LSA SC on it with stock belt setup.
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Scot, I'm guessing you're trying to fit this in a g-body? I did my 99'F-body LS1 swap back in 02' before all the swap stuff we got now. Started out with the factory ac compressor. Cut & reboxed the frame in front of the idler arm for extra clearance. Also had to notch & box in the crossmember for backside ac compressor. After 2 factory variable compressor failures, switched to a sanden & the available BRP mounts to not have to make something in assembled vehicle. The sanden is smaller & now has more clearance room.
The point here is this is hot rodding & done correctly, there is nothing wrong with cutting & reboxing in frame & crossmember for some clearance to do things the way you want with the products you want or have.
I love having the ac compressor down low for looks, actually had someone argue with me that I needed ac.
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I run this setup Worked fine for me.
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