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From: Lowell, IN, USA
Registered: Oct 2000

posted 12-02-2002 12:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mvendl   Click Here to Email mvendl     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, I finally found time to pull the motor from my 66 project. When I bought it, I was told that it was a 289... At the time I didnt know exactly what to look for, like casting numbers etc. It didnt really matter to me if the numbers didnt match as I was going to mod it anyway. Well... to my dismay, I decoded the casting numbers on the block and found D4DE-6015-AA as the casting code... having decoded this to be a 302 from a 1974 Maverick. oh boy. I was disappointed. I'm not sure if the heads match as I pulled em off and set them aside.

So, with that, I'm not sure what I should do. I kinda want to find a 289 to put back in it but I dont know. I'm also toying with the idea of stroking the 302, but I dont know what kind of quality was put into those 302's... I know there are some that just aint worth a $h!t. Whaddya all think?



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posted 12-02-2002 12:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
74 was still a pretty decent block.

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posted 12-02-2002 01:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68DARKHORSE   Click Here to Email 68DARKHORSE     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sounds like you lucked out and found 13 free cubes.

Get yourself some good heads and stroke it.

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From: Ont, Canada
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posted 12-02-2002 05:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangboy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
No big deal just build the 302.Nobody can tell the difference once its in the car anyway.Performance potential is about the same so unless your worried about total originality "don't worry be happy"

1968 mustang j-code sprint.13.69@101, stock ported heads,weiand exellerator,650 holley DP,hedman hedders,comp 292 Magnum cam,4-speed,8 inch 4.11 detroit locker

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From: Lowell, IN, USA
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posted 12-04-2002 12:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mvendl   Click Here to Email mvendl     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Glad to hear that the 74 is a good block... I was kinda worried about that... I know that ford had f'ed up some of the later 302's and they werent very good. In any case, I think I'm gonna stroke it. No sense in letting that power go to waste... Only problem with stroking it is the cost... I've found kits for around $1500... that's a whole lotta cash...


thanks for the input tho.


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