Sell this engine and buy another

May 1, 2008 | By Richard Prince


I want to install a 1965 389 cid Pontiac engine in a 1965 Chevrolet Impala wagon “B” body.

Where can I get engine frame mounts (the right and left mounts that bolt to the front frame cross member) that the motor mounts attach to?

I’ve checked everywhere I can possibly check, but no luck. I’m sure someone has done this swap before. Is there someone who manufactures frame mounts for this swap?


The engine swap you want to do is not exactly common and, quite frankly, I can’t think of a very compelling reason to do it.

Why not just install a big block Chevy engine into the Impala? Even if you already happen to have the 389 Pontiac you can easily sell it and use the money to buy a Chevrolet engine.

If, however, you’re still determined to put the Pontiac power plant in the Impala, you will have to fabricate the engine mounts.