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67fastback2+2
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From: Pennsville,New Jersey
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posted 10-13-2001 09:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67fastback2+2   Click Here to Email 67fastback2+2     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Unknown history on engine but have $1,500 budget I am no motor head so I'll be needing your advice as to my best course of action. I won't be racing but I do need the speed!!!
Thanks Pete

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 10-13-2001 09:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Welcome.

Do you have it disassembled yet?

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'72 Mustang Sprint Coupe 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Lok
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip
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67fastback2+2
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posted 10-13-2001 09:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67fastback2+2   Click Here to Email 67fastback2+2     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere:
Welcome.

Do you have it disassembled yet?


Thank you Steve,
No, I plan to take the motor and trans out tomarrow I just bought the car and been stripping it down. 2 floor pans lower rear 1/4'S few other areas bad, but the rest looks OK.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 10-13-2001 09:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
First piece of advice, clean it as much as possible before you remove it. It will be alot easier to work with.

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 M code 351C 4V/FMX/3.25 open
'72 Mustang Sprint Coupe 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Lok
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip
'97 Probe GTS 2.5L DOHC

Be American, Drive American!

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67fastback2+2
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posted 10-13-2001 10:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67fastback2+2   Click Here to Email 67fastback2+2     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere:
First piece of advice, clean it as much as possible before you remove it. It will be alot easier to work with.

You bet I have pressure washed it several times after repeated Gunk baths and putty Knife scraping. I am not sure I'm up to doing the motor on my own. But I'll try just about anything once! haven't mastered posting replies yet

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kcode
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posted 10-13-2001 10:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kcode   Click Here to Email kcode     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Pete,
right now it would be difficult to tell you what you need until the motor is out. Past history would be helpful. Are you planning to do the disassembly and assembly or will someone else? Do you have a local engine shop? Once the motor is taken apart, then you can start figuring up the $$.

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67fastback2+2
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posted 10-13-2001 10:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67fastback2+2   Click Here to Email 67fastback2+2     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by kcode:
Pete,
right now it would be difficult to tell you what you need until the motor is out. Past history would be helpful. Are you planning to do the disassembly and assembly or will someone else? Do you have a local engine shop? Once the motor is taken apart, then you can start figuring up the $$.

Welcome to M&M

Mike


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67fastback2+2
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posted 10-13-2001 10:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67fastback2+2   Click Here to Email 67fastback2+2     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by 67fastback2+2:

Yes and Know, roller rockers, headers, shaving the heads, changing the heads to 351's, cams I am just lost in it all Just don't know whitch rout or routs to take???

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 10-14-2001 04:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Start with a goal of what you want to spent. That will guide you to what your options are.

That budget of $1500 will let you squeek out a fairly stock rebuild on the bottom end, and recondition your current heads. Then when you are ready to spend more, the bottom end will be ready for it.

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 M code 351C 4V/FMX/3.25 open
'72 Mustang Sprint Coupe 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Lok
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip
'97 Probe GTS 2.5L DOHC

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Stang28965
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From: Webster New York USA
Registered: Mar 2001

posted 10-16-2001 06:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stang28965   Click Here to Email Stang28965     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have my 289 rebuilt about 2 years ago (still only 3500 miles on it haha) I spent 1,800 I took my engine apart myself and brought it to the builder. I got new eveything, a little hotter cam, the newer style 302 heads.(same crank) He dropped the engine off at my house, I put it back in. Drove it and had clutch chatter up the butt. Took the engine out again, and one of the fingers was really messed up on the clutch, also had a rear main seal leak, he picked the engine up stayed late at his shop brought it back got a new clutch put the engine back in and life has been great Good luck with the rebuild!

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mustangs68
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From: Hampton,Virginia,USA MCA#39406 M&M #12
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posted 10-16-2001 06:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hers what I did to my 289..but I blew more that the limit..
www.1968mustang.org
click on My289
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Moneymaker
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posted 10-17-2001 04:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Welcome to M&M ! There should be some inexpensive 289 build ups in the archives.

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67fastback2+2
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posted 10-17-2001 08:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67fastback2+2   Click Here to Email 67fastback2+2     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks everyone for your help!! I found a machinist with 30+ years building motors and he is willing to show me step by step how to do a proper rebuild. I will give updates.
Thanks again Pete

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