Re: Doomed to Fail: The SteamRat Build!
The front, however, is another story.
The front lower mount will be the easiest. With the engine sitting at mount position (still lined up at the rear), a mount bolt through the bottom hole shows that if the lower mounts on the frame were further back, the height is perfect. I'm gonna cut the mounts off another frame and have them welded on this frame. Then it's just spacers.
The upper mount is gonna be the hardest. I may have to still do some kind of cradle (think a warped 8 shape) that goes from the lower mount, wraps around the block to the upper mount, goes to the new lower mount and both original front mounts. Rough example of the plate shape included in pics.
2 reasons I'm going to keep the original lower mounts on the frame instead of cutting those and moving them for the lower GN mount:
A. It gives a 4th mount point for the front cradle plate
B. I'm gonna mount my pegs there.