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Old 05-13-2009, 04:58 PM
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I was wondering what you guys with dragsters use to attach your motor mount plates to the frame rail? Mine are attached with srew clamps. Are they strong enough or should I chage them out to something else?
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Old 05-13-2009, 05:06 PM
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:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: do you mean HOSE Clamps ? :shock: :shock: :shock:
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Old 05-13-2009, 06:19 PM
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I hope not Double-D the engine will pass the rail :lol: :lol: :lol:


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Old 05-13-2009, 06:22 PM
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Sure hope you don't mean hose clamps! Are you using actual mounts or a motor plate. If you are using mounts , I'd go to plates. I would weld the brackets for the plates.
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Old 05-13-2009, 06:26 PM
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MY MID PLATE IS BOLTED TO TABS THAT ARE WELDED TO THE FRAME , THE FRONT MOTOR PLATES ARE BOLTED TO SADDLES THAT SIT ON TOP OF FRAME WITH BAND CLAMPS AROUND THEM , NOT WORM DRIVE HOSE CLAMPS...THEN I HAVE ENGINE LIMITERS THAT BOLT TO TABS ON THE FRAME AND THE MOTOR MOUNT HOLES IN BLOCK TO STOP BACK AND FORTH MOVEMENT...
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Old 05-13-2009, 06:32 PM
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These pics are from HAMMERTIME'S Page....

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Old 05-13-2009, 06:39 PM
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THATS THE WAY MINE ARE....EVERY DRAGSTER I HAVE EVER SEEN IS THIS WAY IN ONE FORM OR ANOTHER..ONLY THE MID PLATE IS ACTUALLY BOLTED TO FRAME..I HAVE A BAND CLAMP ON FRONT PLATE SADDLE , NOT HOSE CLAMPS..THERE IS A BIG DIFFERENCE...
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Old 05-13-2009, 06:44 PM
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Hey Double D i understand the clamp thing now, must be a ''CHEBBY'' don't have enough power to break them :!: :!: :lol: :lol: :lol:


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Old 05-13-2009, 06:55 PM
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Maniac is spot on, and the clamps are called t-bar clamps. Funny car engines are put in the car this very way, they hold the engines in them...Well, most of the time.
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Old 05-13-2009, 07:10 PM
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Thanks guys.
My mid-plate is bolted to the frame rails but I will change the front worm type clamps to 'T-bar' clamps. The worm type clamps didn't look strong enough. That's why I asked you experts!
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