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At what horse or torque should a front motor plate be used ? It has been said that this motor will be around 500 to 550 h.p. Also, what about torque straps- where do I get them, I dont want to use a turmbuckle unless there is one that doesnt look terrible. the motor is a 351c in a 1969 f-100
 

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I got tired of the turnbuckles... so I went solid mounts. Yes, its a rougher ride, but you dont need to stir your coffee either
 

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While motor plates are cool, I guess I"m old school. Been running solid motor mounts in everything I've ever street/stripped, or strip only. Latest one has solids with a torque strap. 722 hp @ crank w/ 150 shot.
 

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When we were building our chassis for our coupe we decided front and rear plates were the way for us to go because a) we could place the engine where ever we wanted to and b) we didn't have to **** around with extra cross members and such.

So for us it was less about HP and torque and more about the flexibility of engine placement.

Murff
 
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