Piecing together the front end of an engine can be one of the most daunting tasks of a build. Ma Mopar made literally hundreds and hundreds of different pulleys and brackets over the decades our cars were in production. Then, throw in all the special bolts, nuts, spacers, belts, washers, etc that are required, and it's easy to see that trying to round up all the correct parts at a swap meet or separately from different vendors, and then hoping they will all fit together perfectly can be a nightmare. That's why we've put together these convenient "engine front end kits". They include everything you need to take your engine from a long block to a complete "ready to bolt in CRATE ENGINE." That includes all the required, pulleys, brackets, bolts, spacers, belts, and we even supply the alternator itself!
These kits are also great for taking factory air conditioning engines (especially those out of the "big boat" imperials, new yorkers and trucks/motorhomes) and instantly converting them into high performance non AC setups, just like the late 60's early 70's factory HP motors would have come with. On Chrysler big block engines, almost nothing is interchangeable between air conditioning and non-air setups. The pulleys, brackets, etc are usually completely different and simply will not work if you remove the A/C compressor. Another great use for these is when you're building your engine with all new parts, (new block, etc).
These kits do not include the water pump housing & water pump, or the damper. We assume these are already on the engine. If you need these parts in addition, we have great deals on them on our website. Also, if you don't already have the water pump & housing, don't forget the parts which you'll need with it such as thermostat housing (water neck) thermostat, etc.
These kits are available in two versions. One for cars with power steering, and one for cars without power steering. The only extra parts you may need which we don't include with these kits is the radiator fan and spacer. Because there is such a wide variance between uses and applications, you will need to select the type of fan and length of spacer that is correct for your application. Either an electric or standard mechanical fan can be used.