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eaton89
Member
posted January 23, 2004 07:46 PM
I have a metric with a glide that I'm going to put a X in the frame. I plan on using 1" round tubing. If I put a piece from side to side attached to the X that is removable to mount the rear of trans too, will this be strong enough or should it be out of bigger tubing. Any advice.


waltonjr1
Member
posted January 23, 2004 11:18 PM
My tranny mount is made out of 1" square that runs in between my X. My X is 1" 1/2 though. I just welded some tabs on each side out of 1/2 " plate to bolt the square to. Seems pretty solid.

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merlinmech2
Member
posted January 24, 2004 08:43 AM
I had 1" tube x last year. Did'nt work. After about 10 races, it sagged and broke the trans. This year went to 1 1/2 with an extra brace to the frame. Hope this holds up a little better.


eborcim
Member
posted January 24, 2004 08:51 AM
i take it that you run the rear motor mounts with no mount


eaton89
Member
posted January 24, 2004 04:06 PM
So is the square tubing stronger than round.


shifty8
Member
posted January 25, 2004 08:14 AM
id say solid and make sure it sets flat before bolted up or itll be twisting on it not so much a prob with rubber


zeroracing
Member
posted January 25, 2004 08:32 AM
running all solid mounts on the motor and tranny is the #1 cause of busted glide cases and 3 speed ears you have to have some give somewhere or the weakest point will take the force in this case which is weaker an tranny case or a steel chassis in eborcim's case his tranny is not effected by the chassis flex like it is when you run a mount


racer17j
Member
posted January 25, 2004 11:11 AM
running all solid mounts on the motor and tranny is the #1 cause of busted glide cases and 3 speed ears you have to have some give somewhere or the weakest point will take the force in this case which is weaker an tranny case or a steel chassis in eborcim's case his tranny is not effected by the chassis flex like it is when you run a mount


robhbk24
Member
posted January 25, 2004 12:17 PM
i have run solid forever and have never once had a problem. as long as everything is lined up correctly you will be fine.

last year i made my mount out of 5/16 by 2 inch wide aluminum plate. worked perfect and didnt weigh a ton

luke

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racer17j
Member
posted January 25, 2004 06:27 PM
24 as long as you have some give in those mounts you should be fine


eborcim
Member
posted January 26, 2004 09:58 AM
Okay... A question from an idiot here.

My car is setup to use the solid motor mounts at the front and rear of the car and had NO crossmember for the powerglide transmission.

A couple guys I know used some flat steel and made a crossmember mount. Others run nothing.

Seeing the above post makes me think there isn't a perfect solution, but I would like here recommendations.

racer17j
Member
posted January 26, 2004 05:10 PM
just like you said there is no magic setup. i've seen alot of mods with midplates and no cross member work just fine never have a problem myself i like the piece of mind that there is something there to to catch the tranny if something does happen remember this is racing guys anything can and will happen lol


eaton89
Member
posted January 26, 2004 08:18 PM
What about solid front motor mounts and a rubber tranny mount. Will this work?


racer17j
Member
posted January 26, 2004 08:47 PM
yup sure will


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