Our aluminum front motor plates and mid-motor mounting plates for racing or engine swaps make installation of any engine into any vehicle a simple and straight forward task. Our front motor plates are made from 1/4 thick 6061-T6 aluminum. Mid-motor plates are available in both 13 gauge mild steel and also 6061-T6 aluminum.
These mounting plates are very popular for all types of street and drag race vehicles, door cars, dragsters and roadsters. A motor plate offers an easy way to mount a different engine than what may have come in the car or truck you are working on. You can even mount a different brand of engine into your vehicle. These plates also work well for street rods, hot rods, custom cars and Pro-Street type vehicles.
For installation information please click How to Install a Motor Plate
Front Motor Plates 1/4 inch 6061-T6 Aluminum Engine Plates
Key benefits of using an aluminum front engine mounting plate:
Aluminum Front Motor Plate Installation Suggestions:
These aluminum motorplates install between the engine block and water pump. They then go across the engine compartment from frame rail to frame rail. To install them you mount the plate on your engine and set the engine down into the position you want it in. You then install an angle bracket or piece of "L" shaped metal on the right and left side frame rails in position against the motor plate. Now you weld the bracket to the frame rail. Then you drill one or two holes through the brackets and into the motor plate. Bolts are then inserted through the bracket and engine plate, put on a washer and nut, tighten the hardware and the installation is completed. Once you have the brackets in place and the holes drilled, it is now a simple matter to install or remove the engine by just removing the mounting bolts. (Hardware is not included with the plates as every application is different) Any excess material on the plate that you do not need can be trimmed off, or cut into various shapes to compliment your engine compartment. Many people also use the plate as a place to mount various other items, like the ignition coil, radiator overflow tank, etc.
Mid Motor Plates
13 gauge mild steel Mid Motor Plates
6061-T6 Aluminum Mid Motor Plates
Key Benefits of using a Mid Plate
A mid engine mounting plate installs between the back of the engine block and the transmission bellhousing. The outer edges of the mid motor plate are then attached to the frame rails, usually by being bolted to "L" tabs that are welded onto the frame rails. The mild steel mid plate is thin enough that it does not generally require any changes on the torque converter. The thicker aluminum mid mount plates require that spacers or washers be used where the flexplate mounts to the converter or the tabs on the converter can be made thicker by most converter manufacturers. If you plan on using a mid plate, let your converter supplier know and they can make any changes required. In some cases the center of the converter hub needs to be extended to insure that it still centers in the back of the crankshaft properly. Any excess material on the mid plate that you do not need can be trimmed off.
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