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Once Ken had estimated the ideal location for the Vortech supercharger under the hood, he began designing the mounting plates. After cutting-out and test-fitting numerous card templates, Ken transferred his design and milled the final bracketry from a 3/8-inch-thick 6061 aluminum plate. Because the original cylinder heads do not have accessory bolt holes, Ken had to find another way to attach the main mounting plate to the engine block. Bob Endress of Vortech Engineering suggested he use the left-side water pump bolt pattern. This design worked perfectly. However, Ken had to mill 3/8-inch off the left-side water pump outlet to compensate for the plate thickness. Ken decided to replace the stock water pump with an Edelbrock aluminum "super-cooling" water pump.