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two89w
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From: sydney australia
Registered: Sep 2002

posted 10-16-2002 08:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for two89w   Click Here to Email two89w     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
what if any, are the differences between a hi-po short motor and a a stock 289?

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Dave Gibson
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From: Norfolk, Virginia, USA M&M#166 MCA#47921
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posted 10-16-2002 04:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Gibson   Click Here to Email Dave Gibson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
See if you can find or purchase "The 289 High Performance Mustang" book by Tony Gregory. Lots of great information to help i.d. Hi-Po blocks, heads, cranks, carbs, etc.

Dave & Terri

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Rustang
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posted 10-16-2002 05:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rustang   Click Here to Email Rustang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I know there's others on here that know more on this, but from what I remember, they have heavier main caps, thicker dampner, beefier rods, and the pistons are domed. Some are 5 bolt bell, newer ones 6.

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two89w
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posted 10-16-2002 05:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for two89w   Click Here to Email two89w     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
are they worth more than ordinary set ups,as i sold a long motor to a guy i know for $600 and he told me last night he thinks its a hi-po motor

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clevelandstyle
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posted 10-16-2002 07:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for clevelandstyle     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I know Alex can answer this hipo question easily.
BTW. Every old fart thet I've ever talked to that had a 289 calls it a hipo. I tend to be skeptical.

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Rustang
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posted 10-16-2002 09:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rustang   Click Here to Email Rustang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The heads are the easiest clue, as the spring seats are cast up around the spring instead of being flat or below the spring seat like the garden variety

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V8 Thumper
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posted 10-16-2002 09:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I don't think the pistons were domed, but had only two valve reliefs instead of the four reliefs on all garden variety cast slugs. Solid lift flat tappet camshaft, dual point distributor, heavier duty motor mounts and a larger alternator pulley (along with the above mentioned beefier block and rods). Anyone else?

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 10-16-2002 09:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
271 horse vs 200 or so for the vanilla version, right?

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Moneymaker
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posted 10-16-2002 10:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thick 2 bolt main caps.
High nodular crankshaft.
Counter balance weight between crank gear and front main cap.
Flat top pistons with 4 valve reliefs.
Solid lifters.
As mentioned above, cast in valve spring seats for HD valve springs with dampners in heads with slotted push rod holes.
Screw in rocker arm studs.
Chrome valve covers.
8 inch diameter 1.300 thick harmonic balancer.
3/8 rod bolts.
Aluminum timing cover with cast in timing pointer.
Aluminum water pump.

289 HIPO was 271 HP
289 2 barrel was 200 HP
289 4 barrel low compression was 210 HP
289 4 barrel high compression was 225 HP

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