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Vintage Air Releases New Cast Front Runner for LT and LS Engines

by Scott Mason

A compact and rigid solution for front drive accessory mounting available in two finishes

SAN ANTONIO, TX  – Vintage Air, the leading manufacturer of complete performance air conditioning systems for classics, trucks, hot rods, and street rods, has announced the release of its all-new Cast Front Runner drive system for GM LT and LS engines. The new Cast Front Runner provides a simple and more compact solution for mounting front drive accessories to LT and LS engine-equipped vehicles.

The Cast Front Runner systems for LT and LS engines are made in the USA from precision-cast A356-T6 alloy aluminum with passages engineered for optimal coolant flow. The billet-aluminum cartridge-type water pump features OEM bearings, seals, and impeller. This system is the shortest and most compact front-drive system available, which provides more package space for electric fan modules and accessories. Additionally, the low-profile casting clears OEM and most aftermarket throttle bodies without a wedge spacer. The Front Runner drive system improves the aesthetics of the engine and reduces its overall package envelope.

All castings are pressure-checked to ensure zero porosity, and no modifications are required to install the OEM timing solenoid or OEM temperature sending unit. The cast housing incorporates both side and bottom exit NPT-tapped heater hose outlets, providing multiple options for increased suspension and frame clearance.

The kit includes a 6061-T6 billet aluminum water pump, crankshaft and power steering pulleys, ATI balancer, Mechman 170-amp hairpin-style alternator, Detroit Speed aluminum-body power steering pump, and a genuine Sanden A/C compressor. Compressor clutch and tensioner covers are also included, along with ARP 12-point stainless steel bolts and hardware.

The Vintage Air Cast Front Runner systems for GM LT and LS engines are available in power steering or non-power steering configurations and several finish options: polished accessories with chrome pulleys, chrome accessories and pulleys, natural-finish accessories with black hard coat pulleys, or chrome accessories with black hard coat pulleys.

Vintage Air Front Runners are proudly made in the USA, come with all parts necessary for a complete installation, and include  three-year warranty against manufacturer defects. For more information on the Vintage Air Cast Front Runner for GM LT and LS engines or other products, visit www.vintageair.com or call 800-862-6658.

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About Vintage Air
Vintage Air offers the most comprehensive line of high-performance air-conditioning components designed for street rods, sport trucks, and performance cars. Owned and operated by experienced street rodders who have been involved in the sport for 45 years, every Vintage Air product incorporates the latest technology available and offers you the greatest efficiency and reliability on the market. Vintage Air’s goal is to help you cool your specialty vehicle in a more informed way and to supply you with what you need to get the job done right!

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