Chevy Big Block Front Runner Kits
Chevy Front Runners systems are designed for OEM timing covers only. They will NOT work with aftermarket timing covers.
One of the most misunderstood and underappreciated components in any automotive drivetrain is the engine accessory drive system. The accessory drive system operates at rotating speeds even higher than the engine’s crankshaft. No matter how well built or powerful your engine may be, the engine accessory drive is its life support system.
The Vintage Air Front Runner Engine Drive System goes beyond the traditional mounting points on the front of the engine by relocating all accessories onto a component mounting bracket for an integrated mounting approach. By eliminating all mounting points beyond the engine block itself and designing a super-compact component package, any intake, exhaust or cylinder head clearance problem becomes non-existent. With a more compact compressor and alternator, as well as standardizing to a high-performance water pump, Vintage Air created the smallest drive package ever commercially available. With a Front Runner Accessory Drive System, any engine swap will be much easier because of improved clearances all around. Front Runner brackets are designed to become an integral part of your engine’s block, with a solid, totally rigid platform that virtually eliminates the kind of harmonic vibration that can destroy a conventional engine drive bracket.
Systems come in a variety of colors and finishes, and are available for:
- GM LS
- Small Block Chevy
- Big Block Chevy
- Small Block Ford
- Ford Coyote
Each drive system comes as a complete kit for everything you need in a functioning rotating assembly. Be sure to reference the parts checklist on each kit to see every part included in the system.
Note: the Front Runner Engine Accessory Drive Systems listed on this page are displayed mounted on engines for illustrative purposes only. Vintage Air does not sell complete crate engines. Engines are not included with the sale of a Vintage Air Front Runner Engine Accessory Drive System.
WARNING: Motor vehicles contain fuel, oils and fluids, battery posts, terminals and related accessories which contain lead and lead compounds and other chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects and other reproductive harm. These chemicals are found in vehicles, vehicle parts and accessories, both new and as replacements. When being serviced, these vehicles generate used oil, waste fluids, grease, fumes and particulates, all known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, and reproductive harm.
WARNING: Some dust created by power sanding, sawing, grinding, drilling, and other construction activities contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Some examples of these chemicals are: lead from lead-based paints, crystalline silica from bricks and cement and other masonry products, and arsenic and chromium from chemically treated lumber. Your risk from exposure to these chemicals varies, depending on how often you do this type of work. To reduce your exposure, work in a well-ventilated area and with approved safety equipment, such as dust masks that are specially designed to filter out microscopic particles.
WARNING: The wires of these products contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling.