So you are probably wondering how I got my engine to run with no transmission.
So i had a manual bell housing from a truck that obviously doesn't fit in the trans tunnel of a a body so I cut it all up the the point to where I had basically nothing left except two bolt mounting points and the starter housing. I then welded 2 braces to the transmission mount to where I could bolt them to the underside of bell housing so it could hold the back of the engine. I'm not using that trans mount anyway so why not. Works great for the moment. I'm waiting on to get a SST A41 overdrive transmission stage 2 which is rated at 550 torque. Wanted the stronger one because of maybe going to a supercharged setup down the road. And also having the overdrive for the highway will be great with the 8.25 rear with 3.55 gears.