Dodge Small Block V8 Engine Mounts
Novak engine mounts have been among our flagship products for over 40 years now, and always popular. We've now combined these years of Jeep engine mount design, fabrication and installation experience into our newest generation of mount; our #MMX Series motor mounts for conversion engines.
We asked ourselves if it could be possible to build a set of mounts that offered the following features:
Their strength is attributable to their good design and generosity of material that features 3/16" steel construction. We believe they are insusceptible to collapse under the forces of even the wildest motors.
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' telescoping 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 and factory manifolds.
Ease of Installation
No large drills or special shop tools are required for 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 #MMX 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.
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.
Our #MMX mounts are zinc coated for resistance against corrosion. The frame bracket is in natural steel, such that it can be welded to your frame and enameled afterwards. If you have a certain theme to your installation, you may enamel, powercoat or otherwise finish the bracketry to your own style.
Differences in Mopar Block Bosses
318 & 360 block mount bosses are no longer cut-and-dried in terms of their width.
When installing, measurements should be taken from the backside of the front boss to the backside of the rear boss. You will get a measurement of ~2-1/2" (narrow bosses) or ~2-7/8" (wide bosses). If you have the narrower option, use the enclosed steel spacers as appropriate.
These Mounts are applicable to the following Jeeps & engines:
|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.