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| Here’s the shortened version of the driver’s side bracket. Also note the extension that we added to the mounting pad on the frame. In the image, you can see how we shaped the extension to give it a cleaner look. We’ll come back to clean this up after getting the engine out of the way.
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| Measuring out the length for a driveshaft is as
simple as spanning a measuring tape from the
rear seal of the transmission to the face of the
differential flange. If your differential doesn’t have
a flange (as depicted in this diagram) you should
measure to the centerline of the U-joint.
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| Two piece driveshafts (like the one in our truck)
utilize a bearing and a bracket to support the
center of the driveshaft. Modifying the height
of this center support is one way to change the working angles of the driveshaft.
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| We ran into a clearance issue
between the alternator and
the top of the idler arm. Our
solution was this alternator
mounting kit from Spriso
Motorsports. Although designed
for the SR20 swap into a Datsun
Roadster, it worked perfectly for
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| Mounting the Justy alternator to an SR20 engine
requires the Spriso Motorsports alternator kit.
Conceived from an AutoCAD design, the fit and
finish of this laser cut and TIG-welded bracket is
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| For a bolt-on fitment, a thin mounting profile and excellent air flow, we selected a Flex-a-lite
125 fan to go with the new radiator. Not only is this fan specifically designed to bolt onto a
Civic radiator but its only 1/2 the depth of the factory Civic fan.