Front Runner

The performance industry standard has always been to hang the accessories such as alternator, power steering pump and air conditioner compressor from the engine’s existing mount holes wherever possible using simple flat steel brackets. These brackets do provide mounting for the components, but often looked less than attractive. In fact, we manufacture steel bracket kits, and they offer a low-cost method of installing the engine drive components. But these conventional brackets can limit the choices of intake systems, exhaust options, and make deck-height machining problematic. And today, the introduction of modern engines such as the GM LS Series and the Ford Coyote modular engines requires an integrated mounting approach.

That is what the Front Runner drive systems are all about. By eliminating all mounting points beyond the engine block itself and designing a super-compact component package, we now overcome any intake, exhaust or cylinder head option problems. By specifying a more compact compressor and alternator, plus standardizing to a high-performance water pump, we create the smallest drive package ever available. The bonus to you is making your engine swap much easier because of improved clearances all around. And the final, and most important benefit, is that Front Runner brackets are designed to become an integral part of your engine’s block. A solid, totally rigid platform that virtually eliminates the kind of harmonic vibration that can destroy a conventional engine drive bracket.

Over the past 17 years, the Front Runner has proven to be one of our most successful products. While the term “Front Runner” has been used to describe drive systems offered by other companies, no other system is equal. The Front Runner was engineered from the start for maximum Performance First! These are not appearance or dress-up components. They are the essence of “form following function.” Performance First is not just a slogan, it is our whole way of life at Vintage Air!
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Front Runner™ Belt Tensioner Cover Black Anodized
Part #: 044091
Price: $49.95

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Featuring a black anodized finish this tensioner cover is designed for the tensioner supplied with your Front Runner™ drive system.
Front Runner™ Belt Tensioner Cover Chrome
Part #: 398002
Price: $49.95

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Featuring a chrome finish this tensioner cover is designed for the tensioner supplied with your Front Runner™ drive system.
Front Runner™ Belt Tensioner Cover Polished
Part #: 39804-CUP
Price: $45.95

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Featuring a polished finish this tensioner cover is designed for the tensioner supplied with your Front Runner™ drive system.
Stainless Steel Heater Fitting Extended Length
Part #: 50101-SUR
Price: $16.95

This 1/2-inch NPT to 5/8-inch hose stainless steel heater fitting is 2-7/8-inches long.
Angled Stainless Steel Heater Fitting 45-Degree
Part #: 501012
Price: $39.00

This 45-degree angled 1/2-inch NPT to 5/8-inch hose stainless steel heater fitting is included in our Big Block Chevrolet Front Runner™ drive kit.
Angled Stainless Steel Heater Fitting Extended Length
Part #: 501011
Price: $17.95

This angled 4.75-inch length 1/2-inch NPT to 5/8-inch hose stainless steel heater fitting is included in our Small Block Chevrolet Front Runner™ drive kit.
Front Runner™ Replacement Compressor Chrome (Drilled)
Part #: 046770
Price: $319.00

This Sanden SD-7B10 Model 7176 features a chrome finish and is a direct replacement for the compressor supplied with your Front Runner™ drive system.
Front Runner™ Internal Fan Alternator Single-Wire Hairpin Standard
Part #: 042907
Price: $440.00

This 170-amp Mechman alternator replaces the alternator supplied with your Front Runner™ drive system. The alternator is a single-wire hairpin design with an internal fan and a standard finish.
Front Runner™ Internal Fan Alternator Single-Wire Hairpin Polished
Part #: 042908
Price: $475.00

This 170-amp Mechman alternator replaces the alternator supplied with your Front Runner™ drive system. The alternator is a single-wire hairpin design with an internal fan and a polished finish.
Front Runner™ Internal Fan Alternator Single-Wire Hairpin Chrome
Part #: 042909
Price: $490.00

This 170-amp Mechman alternator replaces the alternator supplied with your Front Runner™ drive system. The alternator is a single-wire hairpin design with an internal fan and a chrome finish.
Front Runner™ Internal Fan Alternator Ford Single-Wire Standard
Part #: 042914
Price: $440.00

This 170-amp Mechman alternator replaces the alternator supplied with your Small Block Ford Front Runner™ drive system. The alternator is a single-wire design with an internal fan and a standard finish.
Front Runner™ Internal Fan Alternator Ford Single-Wire Polished
Part #: 042915
Price: $475.00

This 170-amp Mechman alternator replaces the alternator supplied with your Small Block Ford Front Runner™ drive system. The alternator is a single-wire design with an internal fan and a polished finish.