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™ Internal Fan Alternator Ford Single-Wire Chrome
Part #: 042917
Price: $490.00

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 chrome finish.
Mechman 170-Amp Single-Wire Alternator Cable Kit 4 AWG
Part #: 220013
Price: $25.00

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This cable kit is designed for use with the Mechman single-wire 170-amp alternator supplied with our Front Runner™ drive systems. The kit contains 4 AWG cable lugs boots heat shrink tubing a crimping die and detailed assembly instructions with photos.
Front Runner™ Drive System BB Chevrolet Black wo Power Steering
Part #: 175050-BCA
Price: $2,140.00

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Our Front Runner™ drive systems are engineered for maximum Performance First. These are not merely appearance or dress-up components. They are the essence of form following function.

Designed for Big Block Chevrolet applications without power steering this kit features black anodized brackets a natural finish compressor and alternator black hardcoat pulleys and black anodized clutch and tensioner covers.

In addition to detailed installation instructions all of the components listed below are included.
Front Runner™ Drive System BB Chevrolet Blk/Chrome w/ Pwr Steer
Part #: 172023
Price: $2,480.00

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Our Front Runner™ drive systems are engineered for maximum Performance First. These are not merely appearance or dress-up components. They are the essence of form following function.

Designed for Big Block Chevrolet applications with power steering this kit features a Detroit Speed aluminum power steering pump black anodized brackets a chrome compressor and alternator black hardcoat pulleys and black anodized clutch and tensioner covers.

In addition to detailed installation instructions all of the components listed below are included.
Front Runner™ Drive System BB Chevrolet Blk/Chrm Pwr Str wo Pump
Part #: 172024
Price: $2,315.00

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Our Front Runner™ drive systems are engineered for maximum Performance First. These are not merely appearance or dress-up components. They are the essence of form following function.

Designed for Big Block Chevrolet applications with power steering (pump not included) this kit features black anodized brackets a chrome compressor and alternator black hardcoat pulleys and black anodized clutch and tensioner covers.

In addition to detailed installation instructions all of the components listed below are included.
Front Runner™ Drive System BB Chevrolet Blk/Chrome wo Pwr Steer
Part #: 172025
Price: $2,290.00

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Our Front Runner™ drive systems are engineered for maximum Performance First. These are not merely appearance or dress-up components. They are the essence of form following function.

Designed for Big Block Chevrolet applications without power steering this kit features black anodized brackets a chrome compressor and alternator black hardcoat pulleys and black anodized clutch and tensioner covers.

In addition to detailed installation instructions all of the components listed below are included.
Front Runner™ Drive System SB Chevrolet Bright wo Power Steering
Part #: 175010-SCA
Price: $2,025.00

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Our Front Runner™ drive systems are engineered for maximum Performance First. These are not merely appearance or dress-up components. They are the essence of form following function.

Designed for Small Block Chevrolet applications without power steering this kit features black anodized brackets a natural finish compressor and alternator black hardcoat pulleys and black anodized clutch and tensioner covers.

In addition to detailed installation instructions all of the components listed below are included.
Front Runner™ Drive System SB Chevrolet Blk/Chrome w/ Pwr Steer
Part #: 174024
Price: $2,365.00

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Our Front Runner™ drive systems are engineered for maximum Performance First. These are not merely appearance or dress-up components. They are the essence of form following function.

Designed for Small Block Chevrolet applications with power steering this kit features a Detroit Speed aluminum power steering pump black anodized brackets a chrome compressor and alternator black hardcoat pulleys and black anodized clutch and tensioner covers.

In addition to detailed installation instructions all of the components listed below are included.
Front Runner™ Drive System SB Chevrolet Blk/Chrm Pwr Str wo Pump
Part #: 174025
Price: $2,200.00

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Our Front Runner™ drive systems are engineered for maximum Performance First. These are not merely appearance or dress-up components. They are the essence of form following function.

Designed for Small Block Chevrolet applications with power steering (pump not included) this kit features black anodized brackets a chrome compressor and alternator black hardcoat pulleys and black anodized clutch and tensioner covers.

In addition to detailed installation instructions all of the components listed below are included.
Front Runner™ Drive System SB Chevrolet Blk/Chrome wo Pwr Steer
Part #: 174026
Price: $2,175.00

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Our Front Runner™ drive systems are engineered for maximum Performance First. These are not merely appearance or dress-up components. They are the essence of form following function.

Designed for Small Block Chevrolet applications without power steering this kit features black anodized brackets a chrome compressor and alternator black hardcoat pulleys and black anodized clutch and tensioner covers.

In addition to detailed installation instructions all of the components listed below are included.
Front Runner™ Drive System SB Ford Black wo Power Steering
Part #: 175102-SFA
Price: $2,350.00

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Our Front Runner™ drive systems are engineered for maximum Performance First. These are not merely appearance or dress-up components. They are the essence of form following function.

Designed for Small Block Ford applications without power steering this kit features a natural finish front cover/bracket a natural finish compressor and alternator black hardcoat pulleys and black anodized clutch and tensioner covers.

In addition to detailed installation instructions all of the components listed below are included.
Front Runner™ Drive System SB Ford Black/Chrome w/ Pwr Steering
Part #: 176020
Price: $2,675.00

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Our Front Runner™ drive systems are engineered for maximum Performance First. These are not merely appearance or dress-up components. They are the essence of form following function.

Designed for Small Block Ford applications with power steering this kit features a Detroit Speed aluminum power steering pump a natural finish front cover/bracket a chrome compressor and alternator black hardcoat pulleys and black anodized clutch and tensioner covers.

In addition to detailed installation instructions all of the components listed below are included.