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Author Topic:   Engine Mid-plate ?
udecide66
Member
posted January 19, 2004 05:51 PM
we used to run a powerglide with a midplate but did not run a rear mount, when we did it busted the cases, and there should be two line cut into your coupling that will make room for your midplate, just make sure your keeper pin is in the right spot so your pump doesnt get ruined,,,,,,,,,


NJantz
Member
posted January 22, 2004 06:42 AM
We ran a powerglide on a TOP COP car in Florida, they were a streetstock chassis, 8 inch wheels with slicks (it is a asphalt class)and a Latemodel engine. We broke every case in it until we ended up with soild motor mounts a hidden mid plate and a fake rear mount. We bolted the mount to the case with the plate bolted to but cut off of the crossmember,and the cross member was cut out on top to remove any chance ot it touching. It seems it was even touching when it cleared by 1 inch sitting in the garage.


jws
Member
posted January 22, 2004 09:21 PM
I always ran a rear mount with the PG and never busted a case. I ran a rubber tailshaft mount with solid engine mounts and mid-plate.


udecide66
Member
posted January 23, 2004 02:36 PM
I called Bill Bushore and asked him for his advice, He said if my chassis builder has designed and built the car with a cross member for the rear tranny mount, then there is no need for an engine plate, that bolting direct to engine and using a stock rubber mount was fine and I shouldn't have any problems. Thanks for all of your advice, Hope this helps someone with same questions.


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