59 wagon engine swap

Aviatre

Knuckle Buster
Dec 20, 2015
1
Placerville Ca
First Name
Frank
Willys Model
  1. Wagon
Willys Year:
  1. 1959
I just picked up a 59 wagon. It is two wheel drive. I am going to install a vortec 350 chevy with a 4l60e.
any advice as to mount kits would be appreciated .
 

Pivnic

Well Oiled
Nov 24, 2009
3,909
Conifer, Colorado
First Name
John
Willys Model
  1. Pickup
Willys Year:
  1. 1957
I just picked up a 59 wagon. It is two wheel drive. I am going to install a vortec 350 chevy with a 4l60e.
any advice as to mount kits would be appreciated .

Welcome from Colorado, Frank... If you Weld, you can just fabricate your motor mounts. You will also probably need a new cross member for the Transmission. Post some pics of your wagon. My First Willys was a 59 Willys Wagon, total stocker... I sold the 59 Wagon to my neighbor and I got a 63 wagon with a SBC in it. I'm sure the P.O. fabbed the motor mounts for it. I also have a 57 Willys Pickup that My Son in Law and I did a complete Chevy 4X4 Truck Chassis swap. Pivnic
 

ARLEN

Precision Fit
Apr 1, 2013
885
SOUTH , FLORIDA
First Name
48 DELIVERY
Willys Model
  1. Wagon
Willys Year:
  1. 1948
They have been making engine mounts for Willys to Chevy since 1955. I use the Hurst front mount.
 

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scramboleer

Super Moderator
Staff member
All-Star
Aug 16, 2011
8,522
San Francisco, California
First Name
Dan
Willys Model
  1. Wagon
Willys Year:
  1. 1964
Hi Frank,

Welcome to the forum from down the hill. You also may check out Advance Adapters and Novak for adapters and other parts you might need as well as a lot of great info.

Cheers,


Scramboleer AKA Dan
 

yellowoctupus

Bigger Hammer
Jan 4, 2014
156
Kailua, HI - Colden, NY
First Name
Phil
Willys Model
  1. Wagon
Willys Year:
  1. 1955
They have been making engine mounts for Willys to Chevy since 1955. I use the Hurst front mount.

That's a neat looking mount. Can you still run a mechanical fuel pump with it? My Dad used a front mount similar to that one (maybe a generic from Speedway?) and it didn't allow him to use a mech pump, and it seems like he's always fighting the electrical pumps for one reason or another.
 

ARLEN

Precision Fit
Apr 1, 2013
885
SOUTH , FLORIDA
First Name
48 DELIVERY
Willys Model
  1. Wagon
Willys Year:
  1. 1948
No, but I did see an article where a guy cut on it to fit a mechanical pump. An electric pump is better anyhow.
 
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