Mustang update #28 - motor mount design

Doing a few sketches to see how I might mount the front part of my motor in the engine bay.

At first I thought I might just put a 50mm x 50mm piece of box across the front and mount it to the frame rail on either side. The problem with this is that I want to keep the original steering rack as-is and this would be in the way.

Whatever I do, I’ll want to put a flat plate over the face of the motor. I’ll take the splined shaft from the flywheel and fix it to the inside of the plate. This will lock the ICE input shaft of the CVT in place so I can use both of the motors in the CVT to produce traction. The plate will also be part of the mount which will hold the motor in the car.

So I’m looking at two different designs. The first reaches back a bit to hit a spot on the frame rails where there is space to attach. The cone is a simplifed representation of the CVT. The cylinder sitting between the two brackets is a rubber damper to soak up vibrations in the motor.

Motor mount option 1.

Motor mount option 1.

The other option is to reach forward and link up with the original motor mounts.

Motor mount option 2.

Motor mount option 2.

I still have to consider how I’ll attach the rear part of the CVT under the car. The mounting area of the CVT will be much further back than the original mustang mounting point.