I just pulled the cabin engine cover off #3643. My car is a Factory LHD and I noticed the centre bump is offset to the right side of the car, Alternator and A/C compressor.
My question is
Does the factory RHD drive car have the centre bump offset to the left side? Im planning a RHD conversion and the bump needs to move for more seat room.
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Kirk Evans (Amerisport) makes a flat firewall kit. It relocates the alternator to the A/C bracket and runs off the spare A/C compressor pulley groove (assuming you or a prior owner have tossed the old York piston compressor in favor of a modern rotary) as depicted in the link JFB posted.

Other have had success relocating it farther rearward in it's original location, aided by modifying the mounting or switching to a Chevy style alternator that has a smaller shorter mount.

Kirk's kit includes a new steel firewall cover and can be had with varying degrees of finish on the upholstered bulkhead cover. Again different takes on this where owners have carefully removed the hump from the fiberglass bulkhead cover and modified it themselves.

Here's another view of Kirk's kit to show the bulkhead cover;

http://pantera.infopop.cc/eve/...260003925#3260003925

Julian
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Originally posted by JFB #05177:
it would be something like this
http://pantera.infopop.cc/eve/...562/m/1711096256/p/2


belt one for crank to AC
belt two AC to alternator



I haven't seen that photo in a while! Of course the carb siting on an engine with fuel rails looks a bit strange, but that was only temporary. It was later set up with a F.A.S.T XFI 2.0 fuel injection system.
JFB and JFFR's photos show Dennis Quella's approach to getting the alternator out of the way. There are other methods but none also lower the CG like Quella's multipiece bracket system. 'Course, once the alternator is moved, like with the other methods, you have to radically alter the steel access door and the upholstered fiberglas bubble (which is removable from the main panel) to take advantage of the space gained. Some vendors sell a pre-altered steel door & upholstered panel as part of their 'kit'. But once done, a 6'2" occupant cannot reach the front firewall with their toes- just what RHD cars need.
Do some fit checks before you finalize the metal cover. You still need a small hump on the low part of the cover to clear the A/C belt.

Not a huge deal, but a minor complication.

Have fun!

Rocky
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Originally posted by Bosswrench:
JFB and JFFR's photos show Dennis Quella's approach to getting the alternator out of the way. There are other methods but none also lower the CG like Quella's multipiece bracket system. 'Course, once the alternator is moved, like with the other methods, you have to radically alter the steel access door and the upholstered fiberglas bubble (which is removable from the main panel) to take advantage of the space gained. Some vendors sell a pre-altered steel door & upholstered panel as part of their 'kit'. But once done, a 6'2" occupant cannot reach the front firewall with their toes- just what RHD cars need.


This was designed in 1985 for the AmeriSport assembled GT5-S cars so the air pump could be installed where the original alternator was installed. I built the first reduced bulkhead conversion in 1990 for a customers car. After that mod was finished, I built the bulkhead masters for pre 2000 vin, early 2 pod dash and late model single pod dash cars. The engine covers I make are steel and retain there fire resistance. The bracket pictured is made by IPSCO http://www.ipsco.org/Pantera%2...%20alt%20bracket.htm and is a aluminum version of the original steel mounts we made for the S cars. Here is a shot of the original bracket from 85

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A finished engine cover with the mounted T wrench to remove the new allen bolts supplied.

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Here is a fast engine access center made to fit a 9000 and up vin car. You cut the center and fit the replacement into the original bulkhead.

There are many options to help the passenger side seating position. The pieces can be built from scratch by looking at the designs that are available or purchased if you prefer to save the time. Hope the pictures will help---Good luck with your project.

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