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What to do with a '67 Mustang 289

Discussion in 'Car Forum' started by IHR, Jun 22, 2005.

  1. IHR

    IHR Appaloosa Rider

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    I'm working on a '67 Mustang 289, and trying to come up with a list of things to do with it.

    It's mostly stock, very good shape. I'm thinking going stock resto. the interior, and a fun street rod treatment to everything else.

    What can I expect to be able to squeeze out of a 289 with the C4 auto?

    suggestions?
     
  2. Myth

    Myth Ornery Old Man

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    I sent mine to Unique Performance to have them work their magic on it. Six figures plus ;P later I have a better than factory new Shelby GT500E with a 408CID engine, 6-speed Tremec tranny, 489 HP at the rear and LOTS more!!;f Worth it??? OOOooooooohhhhh YYEEAaaaaaaahhhh!!;)

    Myth
     

  3. Asha'man

    Asha'man eat the eat!

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    Restomod it. I've seen enough restored-to-stock carbed 289/auto coupes with stock color paint, stock wheels, stock interior, and stock performance to last me a lifetime. I don't even bother looking at them at shows anymore. What turns me on is a fuel injected powerplant, possibly with forced induction, in a classic car, along with the requisite big brakes/wheels, slightly modernized interior, and handling suspension.

    I appreciate the body lines of the classics, but that's about as far as it goes. Performance-wise, they pretty much sucked.

    Restomod. '03 Cobra motor and T56, Cobra brakes, bucket seats, Autometers, 17" Bullitts/Cobras/Saleens/etc....you get the idea. :)

    Brian
     
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    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    Rob1035 Skeet Surfer

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    Rev to 3,000, and drop the clutch





    crap, its a slushbox, nevermind.
     
  6. streeter69

    streeter69 This is Kewl

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    Fastback......stock restore, minor engine mods.
    Hatchback.....Performance restore.

    Becareful, good 289 blocks are getting harder to find, mainly 4bolts.

    Drop in a stroker 331, stepup to an aod tranny (modded), upgrade the suspension, and have lots of FUN;f
     
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    SJRTX Plastic Lover

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    the 03 cobra motor/t56 combo is a good plan, but expensive.

    you can do a fuel injected 5.0 type setup...
     
  8. IHR

    IHR Appaloosa Rider

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    Any way to tell if this one is a 4 bolt with out dropping the oil pan. It's been a LONG time since I've done any serious engine work.

    Something I've been looking at is getting a 302 modded, and keeping the original motor original.
     
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    Go to this forum: vintage mustang forum They have every bit of info you could ever want to know about the classic mustangs.

    matt
     
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    magsnubby NRA LIFE MEMBER

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    I gotta agree with Asha'man. Hot rod that puppy.

    Sell the 289 to a collector...drop a Cobra or a Ford Motor Sport engine in it...big brakes...17" rims...
     
  11. ATI_RAGE_

    ATI_RAGE_ 1911 Fanatic

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    5.0 + blower ;)

    And all the regular stuff exhaust ...etc

    Edit: probably put in a T5 tranny should hold upto 320ftlb of torque pretty well.

    Oh yeah and keep up on the maintence stuff sparkplugs and tranny flushes are going to depend on how much you beat on it.
     
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    347 stroker,4.10 gears, http://store.cal-mustang.com/cm_able/showdetl.cfm?&DID=7&Product_ID=3101&CATID=19&CM_SA=0


    torque monster

    big blocks brings big problems
     
  13. Cali-Glock

    Cali-Glock Mountain Man

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    I have owned Mustangs with both 289 and 302. I prefered the 289. That thing spun up so quickly it was crazy. No the 289 is not the greatest motor for hot-rodding - but with some minor tweaks the 289 can be a lot of fun!
     
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    I agree, 12:1 forged pistons, ported heads, big valves, solid lifter cam, etc. would make a hell of an engine. Plus when you woop someone from a traffic light and they ask you what you got in there it's fun to say it's just a 289.

    matt
     
  15. streeter69

    streeter69 This is Kewl

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    To bad you will need 100 octane fuel:)