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Make your own Torque Strap!

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If you've ever had an engine mount break upon hard acceleration, you may be familiar with the damage it can do. The fan can hit the shroud, and the air cleaner can come up and smack the hood.

You can prevent this, and take stress off the drivers side mount, by installing this simple device. A torque strap connects the engine to the frame, and keeps the engine from rocking over under acceleration or launch. Preloading the turnbuckle at the strip creates a "solid motor mount" effect in that it takes the stress off the rubber engine mount, which absorbs energy, and instead directs more energy to the wheels.

You can pick up a 8-10" turnbuckle from any hardware store. While you're there, get some Grade 8 nuts, bolts, and washers. You'll need to fab up a steel "L" bracket as shown below. Attach one end to an accessory bolt hole in the drivers side cylinder head, and the other end connects to the sway bar frame mount. You may need replace the stock sway bar bolt with a longer Grade 8 piece. F/M

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