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Looking for the best motor mounts for my V8. What are your recommendations?
 

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Energy suspension, short and wide.....IMO

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I will second that. My local hot rod shop who I do business with uses them on all their pertinent builds. Say they have never seen one break.
 

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I just looked on their web site. I see the two different mounts they offer. I can see the different dimensions. I don't understand how either can work with a small block if they are different depths? There is a 7/16" difference in the two.
 

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Chevy varied motor mount design to address clearance issues with certain vehicle / motor combinations. The 3rd gen owners often run into this. There was also variation in mounting width dimensions on the frame side. IIRC the 1962 - 67 cars use a wider mount than the "common" SBC mount the local parts house will sell you. "Short and wide" as TomM mentions is then what you would use on an 1962 - 67 Chevy II.

It would not surprise me if Chevy used over a dozen different motor mount designs on the small block from the late '50s into the late '70s.
 

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Chevy varied motor mount design to address clearance issues with certain vehicle / motor combinations. The 3rd gen owners often run into this. There was also variation in mounting width dimensions on the frame side. IIRC the 1962 - 67 cars use a wider mount than the "common" SBC mount the local parts house will sell you. "Short and wide" as TomM mentions is then what you would use on an 1962 - 67 Chevy II.

It would not surprise me if Chevy used over a dozen different motor mount designs on the small block from the late '50s into the late '70s.
Energy suspension, short and wide.....IMO

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Tom. Could you please send me the part number for the Energy Suspension mounts. I need left and right. 66 Chevy ll Nova SS. Thanks.
 

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Looking for the best motor mounts for my V8. What are your recommendations?
If street - no solid or stiff mounts or it will vibrate and be miserable. Use the lower priced rubber kind that have a tab that keeps the motor from lifting too far if the mount breaks.
As a note: There was a factory recall that used a cable to connect a bracket added underneath the alternator with a front crossmember bracket. Not a good looking part but it kept the engine from twisting up and causing the throttle to open wide if the mount broke - I have reached for the ignition when that happened more than once back in those days!
 

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If street - no solid or stiff mounts or it will vibrate and be miserable. Use the lower priced rubber kind that have a tab that keeps the motor from lifting too far if the mount breaks.
As a note: There was a factory recall that used a cable to connect a bracket added underneath the alternator with a front crossmember bracket. Not a good looking part but it kept the engine from twisting up and causing the throttle to open wide if the mount broke - I have reached for the ignition when that happened more than once back in those days!
It is called simply a torque strap. Had a original one on my 67 Camaro RS and the originality car nuts drooled on it!
 

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