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Old 04-08-2013, 01:41 PM
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Indamr 454 alternator bracket

I discovered the alternator bracket broke on my 91' 454 Indmar.
It cracked right at the block mounting bolt so I suspect new is a better option than welding.
There was a thread where a guy had made one with his plasma cutter but 1. I don't have the skill or equipment and 2. I don't think it is worth the $25 for the time it would take.

While I find the part for $12, they want another $12 for shipping so it seems kind of dumb if this is actually a common engine bracket.
Indmar s982004

Is this an Indmar specific piece or general chevy BB?

http://www.bakesonline.com/detail.aspx?ID=2319
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Old 04-08-2013, 01:45 PM
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Ours on the LT1 had a crack in it. This looks like the same as ours.

Lex at Rambo ordered one for us...it was $13.95 I believe. We ordered a whole list of items so I am not sure what shipping would have been.

Yes, ordering small parts on the web for small $ and paying an equal amount to ship bites.


I would check napa or any local auto parts store. I would imagine someone has it locally.
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Old 04-08-2013, 02:04 PM
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Yep, that looks like it. I'm the guy, mine broke too but I have a plasma cutter in my garage and I made one. It took maybe 10 minutes to cut it out and 15 with grinder and wire wheel... If my plasme cutter wasn't packed away right now I would make ya one but we are in a rental while our new house is being built and my shop is packed. lol
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Old 04-09-2013, 12:26 PM
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Thanks for the offer psychobilly.

Another marine buddy says an even easier way is weld a washer onto it. Bring it over to his shop, no problem. Guess I will go that route.
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Old 04-09-2013, 12:39 PM
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Yep, sounds like that woudl work too. Just keep an eye on it as it seems to be a problem child... lol
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Old 04-09-2013, 12:44 PM
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Agree.
We just welded my water pump bracket last fall from a fatigue crack. (not at a hole)

Makes me wonder if I should be concerned with overall motor vibration being an issue or just the nature of 1200+ hrs on a 22 year old boat?
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Old 04-09-2013, 01:24 PM
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Agree.
We just welded my water pump bracket last fall from a fatigue crack. (not at a hole)

Makes me wonder if I should be concerned with overall motor vibration being an issue or just the nature of 1200+ hrs on a 22 year old boat?

lol, mine was just under 500 hours when it broke, 20+ year ole boat...
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