Wow! What a brainfart on my part! OF COURSE the alternator hangs off of the normal alternator mounting point! ......for some reason, #878 appears to have been built with the alternator mounted where the smog pump would normally be...... If it wasn't built that way, someone did a marvelous job of shortening the wiring to the point that I couldn't put it in the "normal" location if I wanted to.....and all of the original connectors were still intact with no apparent splices !
Thanks for the realignment!