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    Noticed a couple drips on the floor after taking the car for a cruise. Nothing too major, I thought it might even just be condensation from startup. After looking a little closer it had some color to it so I knew it wasn't water. Crawled under the car to try and find where it was coming from...
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    Just got my '66 289 back after being slowly restored over the last couple years. I've put all of 250 miles on the old girl, and for the most part she drives great. A few times though the car has completely died on me after coming to a complete stop and then making a turn (luckily just around my...
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    Hi all, So as the title dictates, my 289 seems to bog when I put it into gear. Starts and idles fine, but as soon as I go into first gear, the car dies and feels like it's low in power. I can rev it fine and don't hear anything horrible when I rev it stationary. I don't believe there was...
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    This rats nest is what we started with. California car that got emissions at some point for some reason.
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    Hi all, I’m back on the forum after a VERY long hiatus raising a family and such. So I’ve got a C4OE-6015-C 289 block that I’ve had for about 25 years. Amazingly, in that time, I never looked up it’s casting codes. Well, obviously I did now, and I think they are incredibly cool! I’m a Mustang...
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    Hi there, have Ford Capri with 289 v8, recently purchased sight unseen so just getting it up and running. Runs fine but oil leaking out around dipstick and under high engine revs actually pushes the dipstick out. I don't know much about PCV valve but have seen that most go into the bottom of the...
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    I have a 66 289 and was curious what can I reliability and safely extract from it. That I am aware of it is a stock block, but I have heard things like Mexican blocks so I am not too sure about all that. I prefer to stick with it because it is already rebuilt and I feel it might be cheaper than...
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    Hello all, New here and this is my first time posting. I am the proud new owner of a 1966 mustang with a 289 swap (originally 6 cyl) with the 3 Spd manual trans. I bought this car in Eugene, OR a couple of weeks ago. The car is running a little hotter than I'd like it to. The gauge reads about...
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    Hi all - I am new to this forum and in actual fact new to the vintage car scene! I have a 1970 Ford Capri here in Australia which has a 289 Winsor with 9 inch diff and C4 Transmission. I have purchased the car site unseen from the North of Australia. Who I purchased it off does not know much...
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    I have read through hours of overheating posts for 65-68 mustangs. Yes, this is another overheating post and if you are tired of reading these, I don’t blame you. But if you love to help “try” to fix an overheating issue, please see below as I will explain what I am experiencing. Please...
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    Greetings- I currently have a Northern 3 row aluminum radiator with a SPAL IX-301102042 fan that does 1800CFM pull. Does have a shroud installed but wont give me any movement besides left or right 1/8" either way. Fan is too thick so when radiator swells it pushes motor of fan into the center...
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    I have a 66 mustang coupe that I bought from a neighbor but it came with what some would call a "mystery motor" because we know nothing about it. We were planning on pulling off the valve covers and oil pan to check for any signs of it being rebuilt but we have no idea. The VIN number on the...
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    Greetings- I noticed the center post on the water pump that goes through the pulley is hitting/rubbing the center of my electric fan mounted to the radiator. It has the slightest of opening when not in use but either engine movement or expansion of the aluminum radiator makes the post...
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    hi Guys and Gals, I'm working on a 65 convertible with a 289 small block in it, bone stock - as far as I know and can tell - except for the carb which is a 4160 600 CFM Holley, and I swapped the contact points out for a pertronix II ignition system including the coil and the power relay to get...
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    I am a newb here. After 40 years of dreaming, I am finally a vintage Mustang owner. I recently purchased a nearly all-stock 66 coupe 289 2bbl C4. On one of our 1st outings with her, we were stuck in a VERY long line to get into a drive-in theater and I realized the temp gauge was moving up...
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    Hello, could anyone help me identify this missing trim piece, please. 1968 Mustang Coupe 289
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    1966 289 2 barrel 3 speed auto So here's my issue as I was test driving my car: When cold my engine starts right up and when I put it gear it starts driving ok But as I am driving if hit the gas (let's say more than 20% in the Throttle) the engine does not respond well it does what he call in...
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    Looking for suggestions on upgrades please. (and apologies - i know this question will have been asked several times in similar fashion) I have a fairly stock 289, which is still getting hot on the passenger side. I've got the citric acid flush left to try, but pretty sure i've narrowed it down...
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    I’m doing a budget build for a 1963 Ford falcon in search of some basic parts for my 289/C4 will be installed in a few weeks. Pulleys, different brackets, torque converter, driveshaft, etc. Also was wondering what cars I should keep an eye on because ford threw the 289/C4 in a good amount of...
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    Hey everyone, first timer here. I was working on my carb and noticed I have two fuel filters. One is attached to the carb (pretty sure it's supposed to be there) and one is inline from the fuel pump to the filter on the carb. Could this be causing fuel starvation? I noticed I need to adjust to...
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