Can I swap out an A/C lower alternator bracket with a non A/C lower alternator bracket? 72 Skylark

Discussion in 'Small Block Tech' started by stab6902, Apr 25, 2019.

  1. stab6902

    stab6902 Well-Known Member

    Hey everyone,

    I have a 1972 Skylark 350 that came stock with A/C. The A/C compressor, condenser, etc were all long gone by the time I got the car.

    Right now I have the giant steel alternator bracket that includes mounts to hold the A/C compressor as well. Since I no longer have A/C, I'd like to use the cast aluminum non-A/C alternator bracket to clean up the engine compartment. Can I just swap the alternator brackets, or will I need non-A/C waterpump and crank pulleys as well?

    Here's the alternator bracket I want to buy:

    Here's the A/C type alternator bracket like I have right now:

    Thanks in advance,
  2. Electra Bob

    Electra Bob Well-Known Member

    I swapped out mine (455) for a TA Performance bracket without any problems.

    Can't say if the 350 is the same but someone will chip in.

  3. alec296

    alec296 i need another buick

    I would do it. Should not be an issue
  4. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    No just use your pullies and water pump direct swap
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  5. Mart

    Mart Gold level member

    That big honky steel bracket is made to support the compressor and alt.
    The alum alt bracket is all you need if you are not putting the a/c back on.

    You might get lucky and find one in the parts wanted section.
  6. Electra Bob

    Electra Bob Well-Known Member

    It's a nice swap out to clean up that - "Somethings missing" look :)

    Now you see you don't!
  7. stab6902

    stab6902 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the info guys!
  8. 1987Regal

    1987Regal Well-Known Member

    I think I have a bracket if you want one I'll have to look I'll post a picture of it
  9. 1987Regal

    1987Regal Well-Known Member

    I don't have use for it, I'll try to get better pics later right now I'm busy with helping to get stuff ready to plant

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  10. stab6902

    stab6902 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the offer Josh, but I ended up cutting down the steel bracket I already had, and I'm satisfied with the results.



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