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Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Plano TX
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Re: Corvette accessory drive belt system...
Guys, the biggest differences between front accessories for the F-Body, Corvette and the trucks is the spacing from the block. The GTO and CTSv both use variations of the corvette accessories, but with different oil pans.
The Corvette provides the most clearance between the radiator and the block.
The Truck Accessories are the furthest away from the block.
The key is keeping it simple by deciding how your cooling system is going to be built.
If you are using large fans behind the radiator, then you might consider the corvette drive accessories.
You don't want to mix accessories/brackets between them, unless you are prepared to experiment with spacers.
The Corvette LS2 Waterpump provides the greatest clearance between the fans/radiator and the engine.
I'm not sure that I've seen a Gen2 S10 with an F-Body LS1, because of interference between the PS pump and the S10 Steering gearbox.
Corvette LS2 and LS1 accessories are basically in the same location. The main difference is the water pump
Truck 4.8, 5.3 and 6.0 accessories can work, you just have to adjust your cooling system forward slightly or use slightly thinner fans.
These setups are almost "given" away at salvage yards because of the surplus. I probably wouldn't re-use a "take-off" waterpump, but wouldn't have any problems with the brackets, alternator and a/c compressor.
Take the time to look at some of the trucks out there that have the "truck" engine accessories and the corvette. There are pros and cons to each.