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65mustang
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From: Stockton,CA
Registered: Jul 2001

posted 08-11-2002 03:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65mustang   Click Here to Email 65mustang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i have just been givin $2,000 to use on my car and i want to spend it very wisely. Basically the engine is the biggest problem because it was rebuilt about 5 years ago and to tell the truth, it kinda sucks.

anyway, i was wondering if it would be possible to rebuild my motor very good with $2k. i know i cant buy a crate motor so im figuring a rebuild would be the way to go.

i want my motor to be strong. not necessarily super fast but i want it to be able to handle my power steering and eventually a/c without it overheating. and i do want a cam, bored pistons, etc..

can anyone please tell me if this is reasonable with 2K. and if so, what kind of reccomendations would you give?

i have a 289 w /ps and c4 with 3.80's in the rear and posi.
i want it as fast as i can get it and very reliable. (not gas mileage wise).

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66 fastback 289 C4 w/shiftkit and B&M Pro Stick shifter holley 600 carb edlebrock performer 289 intake, pertronix elec. ignition, 3.80 w/ posi under rider traction bars and front anti sway bar american racing torque thrust D wheels

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Mpcoluv
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From: Charlotte NC usa
Registered: Apr 2001

posted 08-11-2002 04:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mpcoluv   Click Here to Email Mpcoluv     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think you could do it for 2K.
You need to define your goals a little more.
What is your planned RPM range? Vacuum at idle requirements?
You may even be able to put a set of Windsor Jr heads on it in the process.

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Rustang
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From: Dubois PA
Registered: Nov 2000

posted 08-11-2002 06:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rustang   Click Here to Email Rustang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I had about $2200.00 in my 351W in my '67. Of course that was 1988 dollars, I did alot of the work and assembly myself and I did find a few deals here and there.

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jsracingbbf
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From: Batesville,MS. , U.S.A.
Registered: Mar 2002

posted 08-11-2002 11:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jsracingbbf   Click Here to Email jsracingbbf     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'd buy my crank, cam, valve train, timing chain, bearings etc. all new. You may be able to save some money buying some aftermarket used heads, intake and block however. Just a thought.

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Fastymz
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From: Reno Nv USA MEM#1240
Registered: Apr 2001

posted 08-12-2002 08:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
How about for a 351w,would $2000 get me there.

SCOOP

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steve'66
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From: Sonoma,CA,USA
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posted 08-12-2002 08:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Fastymz:
How about for a 351w,would $2000 get me there.

SCOOP


About $3000 with some e-brock alum heads & a solid cam and roller rockers on top of a normal short block rebuild. Then you'll be running 12s.

SteveW

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Fastymz
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From: Reno Nv USA MEM#1240
Registered: Apr 2001

posted 08-12-2002 08:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by steve'66:
About $3000 with some e-brock alum heads & a solid cam and roller rockers on top of a normal short block rebuild. Then you'll be running 12s.

SteveW


I'm trying to do it this winter.I hope too at least.

Ron

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65 coupe,351w,C4,Big Boss 429 hood scoop,8"3.40 TracLoc,Cragar SS,Black Suede.

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