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Tom G

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From: Bethlehem, Pa USA
Registered: Nov 2001

posted 10-06-2002 10:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tom G   Click Here to Email Tom G     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i HAVE BEEN LOOKING AT AT RELATIVELY oRIGINAL 68 Conv. Repainted at least once nice interior auto V8 but it has 289 emblems on the fenders. Correct me if I'm wrong, but din't the 302 take over as the primary samll block in 68? I have seen many J code 68 cars and plenty of 67's with 289 and K motors but I thought the 289 went away at the end of 67. Could this be an original as to it being a 2 barrel 289? Or is it that the 302's only came with 4 barrels in 68 and this car was ordered with a 2 barrel? This car is very restorable and I am considering buying it if I can contact the owner. Thanks

67 Mustang F/B 302 GT-40X head roller motor 5 speed. Body shop project soon.

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From: Sucat, Paranaque, Philippines
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posted 10-06-2002 10:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastback68   Click Here to Email Fastback68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The 289 2-barrel lasted until mid-year '68 before being replaced by the 302 2-barrel, so you should be OK.

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From: Lafayette, IN, USA
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posted 10-07-2002 08:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for indyphil   Click Here to Email indyphil     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I own a 68 that was a 289 2 barrel (just made it an edelbrock 4 barrel) but just read the codes and then go to sams 68 website, when you decode them you will see.

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From: Orion, MI
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posted 10-07-2002 09:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangzrule   Click Here to Email mustangzrule     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
68 can be a confusing year because even when the change to the 302 was complete, many head castings will still read 289. You can get so many different combinations in 68 it's not even funny. Go with the VIN/door tag for what was put in the car originally.

Since a 302 is only a stroked 289, it would be hard to tell which CID you motor has without taking it apart.

A 2V 302 would be an "F" code car. A 2V 289 would be "C" code. If it's an "R" code, then I want it.

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From: Hampton,Virginia,USA MCA#39406 M&M #12
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posted 10-07-2002 04:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My FB has a July Build and came with a 289.

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posted 10-08-2002 11:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
M ol' yellow 68 cv was a june car with a 289. It had the vin # stamped on the block. In the lifter galley was 302 cast into block. The bill of sale read 289 and it waa a code C. And if you're able to find a decent 68 cv in Pa I'd buy it in a minute.

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