But, I have an engine tie down that isn't even visible from the top of the car and doesn't transfer any engine vibration to the car.
I also have a Ram Air setup (self designed), but it does include 3.5" ductwork running out and forward on the engine. It is 100% "car parts" ... no Home Depot parts. I have about 15 PICs if you (or anyone else) want to look.
If you are interested I can get the info to you
Las Vegas Nevada
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This is the paragraph from my Narratives on the engine tie down. This only one paragraph from a 20 page narrative, so it doesn't read like a normal "post"
An engine tie-down to keeps "The Beast" in place without risk of breaking motor mounts. This tie down is a custom made piece that connects to the block via the rear bolt on the (driver’s side) motor mount. I fabricated a bracket (three sides of a box sort of configuration) with five links of chain welded to it. I cut the head off a stock intake manifold bolt then after cutting the end off the last link of chain I welded the bolt into that last link. This assembly dangles from the motor mount bolt directly down to the cross-member below. I fabricated a tab that is welded to the cross-member. The tab is drilled to accept the bolt at the end of the chain. With the bolt through the tab I then installed a hard rubber "shock bushing and washer" and a nylock nut. I tighten the nut to just pull the chain tight and slightly squish the rubber bushing. What this assembly gives me is an adjustable tie-down, which does not transfer engine vibration to the car frame and body, but still gives the needed support to keep a 500 HP engine safely in it’s saddle. And from the top of the car you can’t tell it’s even there.