Posted 2016-07-07 10:08 PM (#516188) Subject: putting a modern 383 into my 57 plymouth suburban
any suggestions on engine mounts ? trying to get by as cheaply as i can i also have a 65 727 to go behind it. so far other than ordering some custom mounts i cant find any, some say there are some truck big block mount that will almost bolt in? any help thanks guys and gals
Posted 2017-01-07 9:22 PM (#530752 - in reply to #516188) Subject: Re: putting a modern 383 into my 57 plymouth suburban
The factory spool mounts are a little hard to find but your Plymouth frame already has the correct brackets to use these. What you need are the engine spool mounts from a 58 or 59 Plymouth, Dodge, Desoto, or 59 Chrysler that had a big block. These will bolt up to your newer 383 and also fit your frame.
You could also possibly modify your 301 mounts to fit the 383 engine. the bolt pattern is slightly different on the ears of the poly versus big block.