GM Generation III & IV V8 Engine Mounts


1976-1986 CJ Jeep

Novak's bolt & weld-in engine mounts for the 1976-1986 Jeep CJ provide immense strength and a precise GM Vortec & LS V8 engine installation.

GM LS Vortec Engine Mounts for later CJ Jeeps

Kit MMCJ-G3, engine mounts, GM Gen III engines to 1976-1986 CJ Jeeps, bolt-in or weld-in style

Kit contents:

  • Frame platform sets
  • Upper urethane bushings
  • Lower urethane bushings
  • Engine block plates
  • Fastening hardware
  • Instructions

Ease of Installation

These mounts are bolt-in style and detailed instructions will guide to an ideal installation. We do recommend a weld be placed on these mounts on the top lip for the best strength achievable.


The Novak mounts feature thick 3/16” laser cut and CNC bent steel construction. Engineered using a welded box design geometry to provide maximum strength and assure that they will survive even the wildest V8's.

Vibration Isolation

Each mount kit comes with our high-grade urethane isolators that are specified for that ideal balance of isolation and firmness with the power of modern engines. Substantial 5/8” through bolts capture the assembly. Replacement bushing sets are available below should replacement ever be needed.


Geometry of the mounts is compact to provide clearance for all stock components including steering shaft with its pillow block and the recommended exhaust headers below.

Engine Mount Finish

As the mounts are usually also welded to the frame, any finish on the frame side brackets as well as the frame would be burned. You may enamel, powder coat or otherwise finish the bracketry and adjacent frame area to your own style. Engine plates are coated in a rust resistant finish but may also be painted.

Applications & Compatibility

Compatible Jeeps

Jeep CJ V8 Engine Mount on Frame Rail
The Novak frame bracket, as bolted to the Jeep frame rail.

These mounts fit all 1976-1986 Jeep CJ models.

For CJ models prior to these, consider our #MMX Series LS engine mounts.

Compatible Engines

These mounts will fit the GM Gen III & IV LS / Vortec V8 engines. They are not compatible with GM Gen V engines.

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Installation Requirements

Unbolting and removal of the factory frame mounts for factory AMC engines is required.

Engine Placement

We have predetermined engine placement for the installer. There is a very fine window in which the GM Gen. III & IV V8 can properly fit into a CJ Jeep, and we've done this design legwork already.

Read Novak's detailed CJ Gen III & IV conversion instruction package as provided with our engine mounts.

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