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Author Topic:   Mid plate on Camaros
ratracer10
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posted February 04, 2004 08:57 AM
Easy way to fit on is to measure from the drivers box to the crank centerline. The drivers box is the shorter side. Then check the plates they show offset to the centerline of the crank. We have fit one to a stock car chassis by finding the shortest side and ended up running one backwards and cutting off what was not needed on the drivers side and cutting a starter hole.


jay116
Member
posted February 04, 2004 07:49 PM
why do you need a mid-plate?
You could just buy the rear mounts like this. http://racersauction.com/auction/lot.cfm?lotID=54289

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ratracer10
Member
posted February 05, 2004 06:28 AM
An Aluminum mid plate is strong but it dosen't add to rigidity of the chassis as the plate will flex. We had an accident that broke both bolts on the motor mounts. The engine fan hit the radiator which was 6 1/2 inches in front of the fan, when we got it to the shop the engine was back in the original location. I took the broken bolt out through the hole in the mount.
You would be better off with a frame brace above or below the bellhousing. We put in a peice from the dash bar center to the frame on each side. We use 1 inch tube and run a center bar in the windsheild like the NASCAR guys do. This helps triangulate the chassis in the area of the end of the unibody frame rails.


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