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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-05-2014, 09:06 PM Thread Starter
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05 impala engine swap

My dad has an 2005 impala and I don't know much about them, he wants to swap the engine. Would a 350 or a 397 fit?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-05-2014, 09:41 PM
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Tayler, your dad's car is a modern front wheel drive car. An old-style rear wheel drive 350 will not fit.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-06-2014, 08:41 AM
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Welcome to the Team Tayler!

Yes indeedee that would indeed be a challenge. The Impala as noted is not only a front wheel drive car, but because the motor is sitting side saddle it is limited to a V6. Now if you wanted to rip every thing out of the car, set it on top of an S-10 rear wheel drive frame and then convert the v6 S-10 over to a V8 (that has been done before numerous times and there are even books with step by step instructions to accomplish that feat) you could do it but it would be a whole lot easier not to mention cheaper to go find a used replacement V6 motor.

I salute your ambition, but I would try another project for your 350.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-08-2014, 08:44 AM
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Last rear wheel drive V8 Impala was 1996.
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