Setback Plate Measurment

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  1. Bob Alberty Jr.

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    With a Brad 5 fathead manifold, And a Kobelco Superman.
    The only measurement I can give at this time is the distance from the front of the pulley to the front of the first mounting stud is 12.5"
    How much setback is needed?
    Block is in the machine shop, crank ordered this afternoon, so ability to offer up more info isn't available.
    just wanting to get as much here to save time later.
     
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    my old blower measured close to that and I had BAE put a built-in setback on my manifold when I ordered it. I believe it was around 2 inches. Call Jeremy at BAE and see what he says. He will probably ask you for distance from front of blower opening to the center of first mounting hole as well.
     
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  3. Bob Alberty Jr.

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    Already have a manifold.
     
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    I'm saying call BAE, they will tell you exactly how much setback you need.
     
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    Here's what you need to measure -
    Front opening of intake to centerline second blower stud (these are the only ones that line up).
    Front opening of blower to center line of second blower stud.
    Length and width of blower/intake openings.

    You're looking at about $550 for a custom billet set back plate. I heard you might have some experience with the knobs on a mill so maybe you make one yourself.

    I don't know what BAE gets to put another set of stud holes in an intake, but if you have enough meat in the right spots, may be a cheaper option.
     
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