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Motor PLate Questions

Post  billandlori on March 19th 2015, 9:33 pm

Hey folks,

At what HP level would you need to run a motor plate and mid plate?

Currently I have the Ford Motorsports Fox swap mounts. The front plate would help for header clearance!! I will be getting a set of D&D headers as the Hookers are POS's.

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Post  Wheelie58 on March 20th 2015, 8:40 am

Bill,
It is tough to put a direct horsepower factor on the front/mid plate topic.
I ran an 800+ engine on solid side mounts for many years with no issue.
Things to consider include what accessories need to be mounted on the front of s higher HP mill.
It is not uncommon for 900++ setups to have a vacuum pump, oil pump, fuel pump, alternator, coil and other things hung on the front. A motor plate makes a great platform to mount these components.
When combined with a mid plate and lateral limiter, the entire engine/Trans combo can help apply the stresses involved more evenly to the front of the chassis.
Just some thoughts....
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Post  billandlori on March 20th 2015, 4:58 pm

Wheelie58 wrote:Bill,
It is tough to put a direct horsepower factor on the front/mid plate topic.
I ran an 800+ engine on solid side mounts for many years with no issue.
Things to consider include what accessories need to be mounted on the front of s higher HP mill.
It is not uncommon for 900++ setups to have a vacuum pump, oil pump, fuel pump, alternator, coil and other things hung on the front. A motor plate makes a great platform to mount these components.
When combined with a mid plate and lateral limiter, the entire engine/Trans combo can help apply the stresses involved more evenly to the front of the chassis.
Just some thoughts....
Thanks,
Keith

That's some good info Keith, I appreciate it. I'm right around 500hp, no trans brake, and only will be running an alternator on the front. I like the idea of applying the power more evenly to the chassis.

Thanks again!!

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Post  Larry Williams on March 20th 2015, 5:10 pm

I might have a steel mid plate here too

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Post  72mav on March 20th 2015, 7:42 pm

Go for it Bill! How is life treating yas?
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Post  billandlori on March 20th 2015, 10:47 pm

72mav wrote:Go for it Bill!  How is life treating yas?
Regards.
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Things are going good here, how's about you?

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