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Old 01-10-2002, 07:25 AM
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i'm working on my model a coupe and i've put a 283 power pak in the frame, well every thing was great untill the part about side mount motor mounts came into play.
my questions are :has any one had any experience with the plate that mounts to the front of the engine and sets on donuts (like a flat head)that is one piece and has any one had experience with ones that mount to the front of the engine that are two piece.(i would like to make the two piece version but i'm concerned about flexing and wallowing of the bolt hole's at the block.
thanks joe

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The motor plate you are talking about is no good if you are going to run a rear trans mount(the trans will break and the motor will rock around badly). The motor has to be mounted by the side motor mounts if your using a mount on the tranny that is by the driveshaft yoke.Its tight but you can get the vega box to work with side mounts ,we do them all the time so...it can be done.I dont know if your box is allready mounted but maybe look at a few cars that are done to get and idea.
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thanks phat
one thing i forgot to mention, is i had mocked up the sector mounted under and to the front of the side mount, it was the angle that the pitman arm was going to have to be bent that was the start of my concern.
i understand that the cross steering should run side by side ??
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Stick with the side mounts,they will work with the vega box. I got this setup on my 31 coupe. Just tac weld & C-clamp things till it all falls in place. Take your time it will work out,check any cars available in your area. Good Luck!!!!
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stumpy: thanks,i'll just keep chipping away at it.
whould like to know what kind of an angle your pitman arm is at.
thanks again.
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Joe My pitman arm is sitting level to the ground, I am running cross steering, my tie rod & drag link are running parallel to each other.I did buy an aftermarket pitman arm that is flat instead of offset like the stock one. I made my own steering box mount to weld to my frame, this helps to lower the box down to clear your motor mount.I hope this makes sense to you, i'm not much good at writing. Stumpy
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