Rob Kinnan, the brand manager for Mustang Monthly, recently wrote a piece about how installing an S-Drive system in your ride isn’t much more difficult than replacing a water pump.
Kinnan and his team used our 306ci small block that was stripped of its intake manifold, exhaust, and front timing cover for this build.
He believes that this kind of installation goes a long way in giving a modern restomod look to any engine compartment.
In case you aren’t as confident in installing an S-Drive system, Kinnan provided step-by-step instructions and photos on how they bolted an Eddie Motorsports S-Drive system on a small-block Ford.
“You wouldn’t want to do this installation on a correctly restored car,” Kinnan said, “...But even a basic restomod these days often gets a serpentine accessory drive system.”
He also notes that because of the design of serpentine pulley systems, an electric cooling fan and fuel pump have to be used so that there are no provisions to run the mechanical drives with these kits.
This feature gives clear, detailed instructions and photos if you ever plan to perform this kind of installation.
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