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IHR
06-22-2005, 14:31
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?

Myth
06-22-2005, 15:26
Originally posted by IHR
I'm working on a '67 Mustang 289, and trying to come up with a list of things to do with it....


suggestions?

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

Asha'man
06-22-2005, 16:16
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

fnfalman
06-22-2005, 17:24
Hot rod it.

Rob1035
06-22-2005, 17:51
Rev to 3,000, and drop the clutch





crap, its a slushbox, nevermind.

streeter69
06-22-2005, 19:21
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

SJRTX
06-22-2005, 22:28
the 03 cobra motor/t56 combo is a good plan, but expensive.

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

IHR
06-23-2005, 08:42
Originally posted by streeter69
Becareful, good 289 blocks are getting harder to find, mainly 4bolts.


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.

mattswabb
06-23-2005, 10:18
Go to this forum: vintage mustang forum (http://forums.vintage-mustang.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?Cat=&PHPSESSID=) They have every bit of info you could ever want to know about the classic mustangs.

matt

magsnubby
06-23-2005, 22:39
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...

ATI_RAGE_
06-24-2005, 02:23
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.

irishbum
06-30-2005, 09:32
Originally posted by IHR
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?

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

Cali-Glock
06-30-2005, 10:04
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!

mattswabb
06-30-2005, 10:41
Originally posted by Cali-Glock
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!

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

streeter69
06-30-2005, 19:00
Originally posted by mattswabb
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

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To bad you will need 100 octane fuel:)