Limiting tourque movement with stock oil filled mounts
If you dont like the solid trans mount idea when yours goes (probably will soon) and want to replace it with a oil filled mount again, I have a suggestion for limiting tourque movement of the engine/trans to help put the power down. I know a lot of old V8/RWD guys(especially bracket racers) use a limiting strap or chain. Ive seen thick woven straps, like from used 3 and 5 point harnesses, metal chains (which I wouldnt recommend due to possible snapping, then smacking into and then breaking somthing) and thick ropes (hard to attach sufficantly and a little too hillbillied). Just attach between a good,strong engine bolt(best spot onFWD probably around bellhousing) and somewhere on the frame(sub), leave room so it doesnt rub. Make sure you measure for the length of lilmiting material with the car in drive (requires 2 people; dont forget foot on brake of course). Ive seen before and after a strap was put on a '67 Fairlane with a 525ci, stroked 460.(700lb-ft torque) It knocked movement down next to nothing and shaved almost 1/2 a second off his quarter time. I Havent actually looked if there is a good spot to do it on the bonne'* yet.