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Challenger small block with AC Alternator Bracket Question

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  1. Sparkey

    Sparkey Active Member

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    They guy I bought my Challenger from didn't reinstall the AC when he rebuilt the engine. I just went to install the compressor & found that the current alternator bracket won't work with the AC compressor.
    I am trying to find the part number for a small block with AC alternator bracket and any ideas on where I might find one.
     
  2. DetMatt1

    DetMatt1 Well-Known Member

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    Search google images and eBay using the appropriate keywords and let me know what you come up with. I may have what you are looking for but I wouldn’t know it unless I saw an example.
     
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    I am having trouble finding any pictures of a bracket for a small block with AC. I was only able to find a big block bracket for A.C.
    I have a 78 Lil Red Express with a 360 that looks like the same A.C. set up as the Challenger. I will try to get a picture or two of that one.
     
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    I looked at Lil Red this afternoon. The bracket on it looks like item # MP700221 at Classic industries but that listing doesn't say it is or is not for an AC car. Here is a link to the site.
    1973 Dodge Challenger Parts | MP700221 | 1970-74 Mopar B/E-bodies with Small Block Engine - Alternator Adjustment Bracket | Classic Industries
    The big block bracket looks somewhat similar but definitely is different. Their BB part # is MP700218
    see below for the wrong bracket
    1973 Dodge Challenger Parts | MP700218 | 1969-74 Mopar B/E-bodies with Big Block Engine & AC - Alternator Adjustment Bracket | Classic Industries
     
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    I have a few of the one in the first link, they’d be $20 shipped.
     
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    DetMatt, Thanks for the quick response but I am now all set. The seller had told me a few days ago that he couldn't find the bracket. He just notified me that it has now been found.
    Sorry for the inconvenience.
     
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    No problem, glad it worked out for you.