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