Ok something happened. Nothing bad, but something extremely good that can probably benefit others on this board.
So lately ive been having problems with an engine mount i made back in the day when I first did my swap, and its coming apart. This is it
so I decided to redesign a new and better mount, and the one I came up with is a total freak of nature. See heres the problem I was having. My engine is torquing so hard that my cv boots are hitting the cradle, popping off, grease flys everywhere, my alternator pulley hits the strut tower, and all mayhem occurs. This is with the dogbone installed. The engine torques so hard that it bent my trunk front wall support brace back 1". See my engine sits about 2" lower than the WCF mounts. My engine clears all hood springs, and such, even with a 2" supercooler under the supercharger.
So I built this new mount. I dont have any pictures of it yet, but visualize this. Its made totally of 1/4" plate steel, a plate that bolts into the block where the other one did, but has 2 brackets that come off with 2" holes drilled in each one. A 2" pipe that is 3" long goes through both of them and welds completely around. Then 2 polyurethane leaf spring bushings go inside the pipe, with a grade 8 spacer and grade 8 bolt and nut holds it to a piece of 3/16 steel bracket that welds to the cradle. This babys is crazy. I even preloaded it foward with a porto power before I welded it just to make sure I had the extra 1/2" of slack pulled out before I released the mount.
So I used the porto power to push my bent wall back into place (which is soon to be replaced by something wickeder, pics to follow), and I took it out for a drive.
And heres what you all have been waiting for. heres what happened. I pulled out on K42 in front of the shop where I work (and work on my car), I punched it from idle and the car launched like it was at the track on nice warm drag radials. The pavement was even a bit damp in spots as it sprinkled a few hours earler, and it was about 49 degrees outside. This is on street tires, with an estimated 475 ft lbs of torque. figure this one out! So im thinking of how ladder bars work on front engine rwd cars. When you launch, something about how the rear end pitches causes the ladder bar to push up on the leaf spring, this causes it to try and lift the front of the car, but in turn puts weight on the rear axle. (something like that anyway). So heres my hypothesis on what is happening with my car. All of that torque is being stiffled by that mount that is so ridgidly mounted to the front of my cradle. In turn the engine is trying to lift the front of my cradle, while it torques rearward. This in turn tries to lift the front of the car and puts the added weight from the torquing action on the rear tires. Is this possible? Sorry for the novel, I just wanted to expain fully because its kinda strange and I wanted to share all the details. Any opinions? Other hypothesis'?