I wanted to speak on some research findings. Please see exhibits:
A. Photo of Bill Murray wearing the super hero pack during filming of the roof top scene.
B. A shot of the Super Hero Pack in the Sony Lobby from gbfans.com.
C. Shot of the inside of the Super Hero proton pack from user, "Venky," also pulled from gbfans.com.
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In photo A notice the highlighted parts in red and green. The red shows a bolt or rivet driven through the ALICE frame and into the mother board, as supported the the corresponding holes pictures and highlighted the same in photo B. This aligns with the top of the third cosmetic rib on the powercell.
The green highlighted portion shows the original mounting position of the L-Bracket, aligned center of the second cosmetic rib. What's curious is that the L-bracket is not on the pack when this shot was taken, even more interesting is that neither is the powercell light bracket. (We'll get to that again soon). Highlighted in blue on photo B is the repositioned L-bracket, which was done after filming of Ghostbusters and sometime before Ghostbusters II.
So where is the powercell light bracket? I turn your attention to Photo C., by Venky and the curious shank of aluminum held on by bolts near the powercell. It is my sound conclusion that the shank is what's left of the original powercell bracket used in Ghostbusters, a close examination shows a ridged and entirely rough cut along the outward facing edge of the shank (likely performed with a hacksaw or dremel cutting wheel).
What does this tell us?
At some point the super hero not only sat directly on the motherboard, without spacers, but that the ALICE frame was also entirely or partially riveted to the mobo. These rivets would be drilled out so that the pack could be refurbished for Ghostbusters II, at which point the power cell bracket was cut apart, and then refashioned onto a bracket that we know today (held by two smaller rivets - blue highlight, photo B.)
It tells us that it is likely the power cell light bracket was fixed to the shell, not the mobo, as most other elements of the pack's electrical system.
Photo A also shows us that the masking tape was present on the pack in 1983, likely masking a light leak on the powercell, much like Dan Aykroyd's pack during the Sedgwick elevator sequence. This tape may have been masking tape, painted or black masking tape. I don't believe it was gaffers spot tape due to the texture and thinness (height wise, not width).
Does the seperation of the shell and mobo in picture A have any kind of angle deviance? No. Not enough to alter my findings.
Also notice the downward facing P-clamp on the booster frame, absense of tube padding on the top of the ALICE frame, and the lack of a PH-25 resistor on the Ion Arm, which was removed or knocked off during filming (as other photos show the resistor present and accounted for).
Finally you can see the bottom of the XLR plate sitting just below the bottom of the ALICE frame.
We nust remember that the Super Hero was built before the others, it was the pack in which they worked out all the kinks and perfected the construction of the other packs from.
Lastly I must give credit to Mikhail, who assisted greatly in this brainstorm at 2:00 AM on a Thursday morning.