MOUNT SMART

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TO STOP the 600-cube brute twist­ing it­self out of the frame, it’s held in place by solid-mounted en­gine plates front and back.

“Ev­ery­body told me not to go solid plates,” says Michael, “as it would make the car overly harsh and un­com­fort­able – but it’s ac­tu­ally bet­ter. The Im­pala uses a sep­a­rate chas­sis so the ure­thane chas­sis-to-body mounts act as en­gine vi­bra­tion dampers. Also, be­ing such a big car, the chas­sis moves around a lot; the two en­gine plates tie it all to­gether re­ally well.”

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