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  1. Camshaft Break In

    Classic Tech
    Trying to do the cam break in on my rebuilt 289. It has a Edlebrock Performer Intake and a rebuilt 600 Holley carb and Pertronix Distributor otherwise stock. Cam/crank marks lined up with #1 up, Air mix is at 1 1/2 turns, total timing is at 34, intake re torqued after 10 minutes break in time...
  2. 289 HEI install problems

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    Hi all, 66 coupe 289 auto, trying to install this GM-style HEI distributor a friend bought for me but can't get it to run. I got the engine to 0 degrees on the crank pulley and the #1 piston all the way up and got the distributor to seat all the way. Is it possible to have the crank at 0* and...
  3. Watch a 289 Come Apart and Become GT-350-Ready

    Redline Rebuild might be the best automotive series on the internet right now. Simple, entertaining, and cathartic, the series just takes engines apart and puts them back together better. This time they’re taking on Ford’s venerable 289 V8. Taken from a totaled ’64 Fairlane, Hagerty’s team...
  4. Flooding issues

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    Have an original 66 GT. Rebuilt the Autolite 4100 and now having flooding issues after the car runs ok for a few minutes. It starts loading up and just doesn't want to run. You can smell a strong gas odor. Just to verify removed a plug and it was wet Took the top off the carb after all...
  5. Building a 66 289 engine and need advice!

    Hi, my name is Chris, I have a 1966 ford mustang 289 V8 4barrel. The car is almost bone stock, except for some new shocks and a battery. As far as I know no other modifications have been made and the car has 97k miles. It needs a full valve job, and I figure if I do the valves I might as well do...
  6. 2bbl to 4bbl

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    Ok guys, I have a 1968 Mustang with a freshly rebuilt 289. Problem is, it has a 2bbl carb and produces crappy power. I want to upgrade to a 4bbl carb. My questions are 1. Do i need to replace valves?...2. Suggestions on carb size and manufacturer? 3. Intake preferences? 4. Since I am already...
  7. Head Upgrade for Rebuild 302

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    Hello AllFordMustangs-Forum! My name is Chris, im a very happy owner of a 1965 Ford Mustang. The engine is a 302 (1968) which we rebuild couple of month ago. - bored .060 over - new Speed Pro hyper. pistons - all new rings, bearings, gaskets, lifters - Edelbrock 2122 cam - new harmonic balancer...
  8. 1967 Ford 289 doesnt want to start

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    zing.gif1967 Ford 289. Does not want to start. It was starting before and now it doesnt. I had the heads resurfaced, new fuel pump, new distributor, new coil, 600 cfm 4 barrel electric choke, new spark plugs, new aluminum 4 core radiator, new starter, new starter relay, new batter. Not sure...
  9. Smog Removal

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    Hello. I have a '67 Mustang (San Jose built) with a 289/2bbl. I am now in New Mexico and want to remove the smog system as I have no plans to move back to California. I did some research and got some plugs for it only to find out that they were way too small for the openings I need to plug...
  10. Cam swap on 68 289 question

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    HI, I am looking at doing a cam swap on my '68 mustang and had some questions. I have a 289 with the stock c4 and stock rear end. So far i have long tube headers and flowmaster exhaust, new intake and 4bbl 600 carb but other than that stock. I just the car as weekend driver, just something...
  11. New, from Chicago

    Hey all, Im new and just saying hey! Ive got a 1965 coupe in the garage I've been working on. Its been in the family for its whole life but has been sitting for a really long time as well.
  12. 66 Convertible Decode Help

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    Here are the numbers. Can anyone confirm that this motor is not the original according to dates. The way I read them is that is not the original motor but I am seeking others advice. Data Plate: 6F08C730559 (76A) (K) (22) (30G) (17) (6) (1) Block Casting # (7B2) C5AE-6015E Thanks for any...
  13. 67 289 engine vibration

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    On the freeway most noticeably above 60 mph, when on even flat road if I let off the gas, no problem, but when I give just enough to maintain speed I get a heavy vibration/shaking feel from the engine. Not violent like something is breaking, just too heavy to feel right. Doesn't do it when...
  14. 1966 Mustang Steering Linkage Blocks Oil Pan Removal

    Classic Tech
    Hello fellow forum members! This is my first post, and I normally wouldn't ask for help without properly introducing myself, but my dad and I are desperate. Last weekend we purchased a '66 T-Code mustang from its second owner. Somewhere along the line, the original owner had swapped to a 289. We...
  15. Code 'T' vins being fitted with 289 V8

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    Can anyone tell me if this is true and if so how do I find out if this happened to my 1966 mustang. Ford had anticipated the six cylinder cars would outsell the V8 cars but the order for V8 cars was so overwhelming some cars already stamped 'T' on the vin number to receive the six cylinder...
  16. 1968 mustang 289

    Classic Tech
    Hey guys i currently have a pretty much stock 289 68 mustang coupe. it has an edelbrock performer intake, 1" spacer, edelbrock 650cfm 4 barrel carb, tri-y long tube heads and 2.5" dual exhaust with an h pipe. Im looking for that lumpy idle those thumpr cams give. Although I dont know of a good...
  17. 65 Six Cylinder Performance Upgrades

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    Hi all, I'm new to the site and also the new owner of a nice little 65 Fastback 2+2. The car has a 200ci, 3 speed manual in it and I've been doing a little research on what to do with her. Do I swap the 6 with a 289 and a 4 Speed or dual it out with a manifold & carb upgrade? The bummer is that...
  18. How can I get at least 250 horsepower at the wheels from my first generation mustang?

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    I have a 1966 mustang coupe with a 289 v8, sporting a 4v carb. I know this engine was rated at 225 horsepower at the crank in 1966, but I was wondering if I could get a guide on how to modify the engine/car to put out at least 250 horsepower at the wheels. Any help would be great!
  19. 1966 Coupe, 289 misfire/bad idle

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    Hey guys, im brand new to the forums. I have a 66 mustang coupe with a 289, i recently replaced a burnt exhaust valve that was completely gone. I took the heads off, replaced the valve, and reassembled. i replaced with new plug wires, points, gaskets, and condenser. After everything re...
  20. 1965 Mustang Coupe - identify holes around shock tower

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    Newbie, have had my 65 289 C code coupe for about a year. Just wondering if someone can identify what these holes in the engine bay were for? I've seen other engine bay pics posted and they appear to be present in other cars and plugged up in various ways. Thanks! 1965 Mustang 289 2bbl coupe