Re: Beefing the torque arm
For whatever it's worth... I've been adding a 'torque-arm' to the last several conversions that I have done. I have more-or-less copied the general design of what is stock on a 80-86 CJ-7 with the 258 and a manual trans. I use flat stock, about 3/16 x 2, and the poly body-mounts for the doughnuts. I have purposely left it somewhat flexible. I see a picture in the AA Buyers Guide (p41) that indicates that AA is selling essentially the same thing that I am making. I've got perhaps a dozen people with this torque-arm, and no complaints, no broken T/C mounts, yet. I put it on one conversion that had a SM 465 and Dana 300. It had chatter without the torque-arm, and the chatter is gone, with the torque-arm.