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Hello all, new to 460ford and big block fords in general. Have a 89 Coupe in the works and after seeing everyone and there brother either have a 347 or 408 running around the Houston area decided to go big block. Car will see limited track time as it will mainly be a fun street car with attitude. During my research I have noticed some use front and mid plates and some do not. Question, building a stroker that puts down 600hp at the crank and somewhere in that area of tq. Are motor plates a must? Would like to go with out them if at all possible.

Thanks in advance guys for your help. Will be starting a build thread shortly.
 

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Welcome... You will find a lot of help here when it comes to BBF or Ford in general.

I have several customers I work with who have big blocks in their fox bodies, although it is less common as you say than small block strokers. The motor plates aren't a must, that really isn't that big of a deal, but instead I would say you put a good tubular K-Member in with BBF Motor Mounts, etc...

I could help you on parts selection quite a bit, and most likely get you a pretty good discount over all on some stuff just by making a package deal as you go.

There are a couple little things you can do in order to stiffen the car that aren't as big of a deal and much more simple to do, rather than using the engine plates... however plates are also pretty nice...

Feel free to email or call me if you would like some options and suggestions.

Have fun on the site!
 

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Hello all, new to 460ford and big block fords in general. Have a 89 Coupe in the works and after seeing everyone and there brother either have a 347 or 408 running around the Houston area decided to go big block. Car will see limited track time as it will mainly be a fun street car with attitude. During my research I have noticed some use front and mid plates and some do not. Question, building a stroker that puts down 600hp at the crank and somewhere in that area of tq. Are motor plates a must? Would like to go with out them if at all possible.

Thanks in advance guys for your help. Will be starting a build thread shortly.
A motor plate is not required. Most factory mounts have a pin that keeps the mount from coming apart too far. You can replace it with a bolt to hold the mount together. If that's not enough, you can always just run a torque strap/chain.
 
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