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  1. Classic Talk
    I have a 1964 1/2 Mustang with a three speed manual Toploader transmission. I would like to keep the transmission. I have a '66 289 engine with the six bolt bell housing pattern. Is there a bell housing that would fit directly? Or do I need an adapter?
  2. Classic Tech
    I am pretty new at this, and I have just completed a light overhaul of my 289. New gaskets from short block up, and a new timing chain. The work I have done so far, seems up to par, it runs strong, for a 40+ year old motor, with novice work done. I put most of that down to the idiot proof...
  3. Classic Talk
    I have a rusty, 1964, 260 engine that's been sitting outside for about 10 years. Is it of any value, or should I scrap it? Same with a 5 bolt, 289 engine and C4 tranny. Sell or dump? Thanks
  4. Introductions
    looking for a list of bolts for motot ( valve covors, intake, exhast , waterpump ect.) is there a place that I can go to look and print a list of bolts to buy local
  5. Introductions
    hello everybody im brett 21 yrs old and right now I own a 08 gt with a motor ive been building and I just bought a 65 mustang coupe with a 289 and a c4 trans. what my questions are is I have a 302 out of a late 80s fox body. I would like to pull the 289 and swap with the 302 for the simple fact...
  6. Classic Tech
    Hello I know this is a mustang forum but I figured this is still probably the best place to post as every other forum doesn't get the advice like this one but here is my question. I have a 1964 Mercury Comet Caliente convertible as I was in the midst of restoring it a valve went through the...
  7. Introductions
    I am rebuilding my engine and want a performance distributor and was thinking of getting Pertronix because its a little cheaper than MSD. Just don't know what series/model to get. Or if anyone has recommendations, also am gona be getting the MSD ignition box. I have a 289 and I'm going to be...
  8. Introductions
    Hey everybody I'm Moe I have a 66 stang 289. Right now I'm in the process of rebuilding my engine because of really low compression in the first 3 cylinders on the driver side. Love working on it and learning new things. most of it is stock but it wont be when I'm done with it. haha
  9. Introductions
    Hello everyone, I have been reading posts for a long time, however I have never registered so I have never posted. I use to have a 1970 Mustang fastback with a 351 Cleveland engine. I loved that car, I had to sell it to pay bills on a business that I owned. My project vehicle currently is a...
  10. Introductions
    Hi. I am Jerry. I just bought a 1968 Mustang with a 289. It runs and is solid but needs brake work and a lot of TLC. I am 35 and have wanted a vintage Mustang my whole life. Now I have it and don't plan on letting it go. I appreciate all tips or criticisms you have or know about this year...
  11. Classic Tech
    I just bought a 64 Comet 2D hardtop. I had a friend that that had one in HS(1973) with a 289 with a 3 x 2lb set-up. My problem is that I can't find any one that makes a 3x2 intake. I know you can make more power with a 4bl on a performer RPM, but I'm going for the nostalgia thing. Can anyone...
  12. Classic Talk
    I have a 1966 Fastback with a 289 A code. Dressed to look like a Shelby but with an automatic. I want to swap out the automatic for a 4-speed Toploader. I can do the conversion myself. 1) Any recommendations on where to go to get the Toploader transmission, bell housing, flywheel, clutch...
  13. Classic Talk
    I have a 1967 with a 289 engine. The factory 2-4 needed to be rebuilt. We were told it would cost just as much for a new Eidelbrach 1406, so that is what we had installed. It is not at all fuel efficient and I need to know what we should replace it with. Should we go back to the factory Holley...
  14. Introductions
    Hello everyone, i would like to share with you the nearly completed 1965 pony car fastback, i purchased it three years ago, i am about a week away from starting it, i picked the color after viewing different cars on google search,,,,What do you think?
  15. Classic Tech
    Hey guys, first post in what I'm sure will be an ongoing relationship. I recently picked up a 1 owner 66 289 Mustang in premo shape. Shes a bit ugly at the moment but that will change as time goes by. The 289 has a rebuild with about 15k on it. Its been sitting for a couple of years only...
  16. Classic Tech
    I recently purchased a 1968 Mustang Coupe with a 289 4 speed Manual transmission. When I bought it it would start up fine and ran great until I let it run out of oil. This being my first classic car I did not watch the oil levels close enough until I happened to blow my oil pump. Luckily I...
  17. Classic Talk
    it is a 289 with a 2 barrel carb. it takes a few tries to get it to start. i got it to run for 1 minute once. usually lasts 15 seconds until it dies. what could be the problem. i just rebuilt the carb, but it didn't help. could it be the idle screws aren't adjusted properly?
  18. Classic Tech
    Hubby bought me a wonderfully restored 1965 Mustang, orange with black vinyl top, three months ago and it's been in the shop more than on the road, so we're getting a bit frustrated. Two months ago as I tried to start it in a parking lot, I noticed smoke from under the hood then bubbling paint...
  19. Classic Tech
    Okay so I started souping up my 289 recently Mods are as follows: the motor has a stock rotating assembly, stock cam, 1995 5.0 heads that have been ported and shaved, MSD Pro Billet "ready to run" ignition system, Edelbrock torker 289 aluminum 4 barrel intake with a Edelbrock 650 cfm double...
  20. 5.0L Tech
    My friend has a 65 Mustang Fastback and he cant seem to decide what engine he wants to drop in. Originally it came with a 289 but he does not know if he wants to drop a 289 back in it. He is looking for something reliable. If you guys could help him decide, that would be great! Thanks.
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