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Novak Legacy Mounts
Chevrolet Generation I & II V6 & V8 Engines

Still popular and available are our classic universal engine mounts.

Kit MM29, motor mounts, Chevy Generation I & II V6 & V8 to Jeeps
Part #: MM29
Weight: 12.87
Price: $196.00

Novak MM mounts are fabricated of 3/16" laser cut steel. Their u-shape main bracket provides immense strength, onto which engine plates are welded for a rigid box design.

Placement & Adjustability
Our mounts allow the installer to make precise decisions as to engine placement in the Jeep’s bay. The included frame brackets are designed to be welded to the inner frame rails. This allows for strength and freedom of placement.

The mounts' design allow for as much as 1-1/2" of engine offset to either the driver's or passenger's side. Height adjustment can be made at the frame brackets.

Acheiving a mounting system that is rife with features does the installer little good if they don't clear Jeep steering parts and the predominance of headers or factory manifolds.

Ease of Installation
All hardware is Standard (non-metric). You will require a welder or welding service to join the provided frame bracket to your Jeep frame. However, temporary (non-operational, mock-up) installation can be acheived using C-clamps.

Our #MM mounts are modular, both in the sense of their construction and in their Jeep applications. We can build and inventory them in the kinds of quantities that help keep their expense in tow.

Vibration Isolation
Each mount kit comes with our high-grade urethane isolators that are gauged well for that ideal balance of isolation and firmness. The large 5/8” bolts and all associated hardware are included. Additionally, Novak will always be here to inexpensively provide replacement urethane bushings, if needed - years down the road

These Mounts are applicable to the following Jeeps & engines:

Jeeps Engines

*These mounts are not compatible with the LT1 engine

* The "Low Hood" Jeeps really don't have the clearance needed for tall Vortec V6 intake manifolds unless a 3/4" - 1" body lift is installed and air intake modifications are done. Otherwise, the Buick V6 can be considered here.

** Big Block engines are a real kick, but rarely appropriate for any of these smaller Jeeps this side of the CJ7 & CJ8.

*** Chevrolet I6's are long and not a good fit for any short-hood Jeeps. They fit only in 1972-1986 CJ's. V6 / V8 swaps are far more common, but the Chevy I6 is an option for those who are into them.

Novak's new generation mount system
Jeep Engine Mounts
Our most recent and maximized design is our "MMX" series mounts.


A comparative note about predetermined bolt-in mounts vs. the The Novak engine mounting system:

We at Novak receive many compliments on our engine mounts. Most customers find that it is liberating and satisfying to install their engine where they determine is the best place.

The most prevalent complaint we receive about other companies' predetermined bolt-in mounts is the lack of freedom of placement for the varying situations each installer encounters with their Jeep. Installing an engine based on what may have been a decent location for the manufacturer's design project often presents some irritating and otherwise easily avoidable restrictions not present with a pair of our mounts that offer the installer more options.

Cradle style mounts were more popular in the '60's and '70's. We used to offer one. What everyone discovered was that the engine itself makes for a crossmember on its own. Being only inches behind the factory front crossmember, cradle mounts offer nothing more than a hindrance in the engine bay. A crossmember mount is usually the result of trying to retain the use of the factory frame horns that are placed precariously behind the actual mount bosses on the conversion engine, and an attempt to rebalance the situation.