I know people have used them before, but what are the thoughts about using a mid-plate that isnt tied to the frame rails, but rather connected via a bar or other means above the bell-housing. This gives alot more room for large headers, etc.. Ive heard some people run a bar across the firewall and tie it into that. I sketched this up tonight for a SBF. (3) 3/8" bolts to connect up top, 1/4" thick plate or maybe 3/16"? Seems it would be fine with a front plate, and the lateral limiter tied to the side of the block to the frame rail.