Here I am explaining to Russ that the aluminum thing on the floor is an intake manifold. He was a little confused, but after explaining it a couple of times, he finally got it. Ok, it really didn't happen like that, but Russ is easy to pick on. Looking back, I don't remember why I decided to go with an engine plate, but we did. We found a plastic engine block and an empty transmission case so we could mock everything into place.