440 dodge broken motor mount ear

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    This fall I did a number on my 440. Tires spinning really fast and catching traction resulted in two motor mount ears breaking off the block on the driver side and mount ripped right off the k frame on passenger side. I had a good welder fix the block but this weekend when I bolted the engine support back on the lower ear on the driver side developed a hair line crack (picture attached below). Curious on some other people’s thoughts on running as is with a good torque strap. The optimistic side of me says you still have two good tabs and with additional support it will be alright.
     
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    That thing sounds like a beast! You might be better off fabricating an engine plate.
     
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      it works pretty good it’s a solid 500 horsepower motor nothing to crazy. I’m not dead set against a motor plate but would like to avoid it.
       
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      HALIFAXHOPS hops farmer and MOPAR only distributor rebuilder! FBBO Gold Member

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      You might be able to stitch lock it just posted a thread on it.
       
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      Just throwing an idea out there. In addition to the mount, I have an 1/8" strap from the WP to the K member. Seems to works pretty well. PS may be an issue I suspect.
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        I'd do a motor plate. Just my opinion. Torque straps are marginal at best.
         
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          A motor plate will move everything forward, so keep that in mind if space is limited.

          Torque strap would be the go to for if I was in your predicament.
           
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          • Went 8.90s in a duster with rubber mounts and 50 cents worth of chain on the left side. Strap it or chain, should be fine
           
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