Rebuild the 289. A crate engine will cost you triple what it will cost to rebuild. Are you sure the problem is the fuel pump, or just a carb problem? If the carbs good, replace that fuel pump and see if it does the trick. If not, the gas tank could be shot. Its a 66 and who knows if any of the lines or tank have been replaced in the past 45 years. If it were me, I'd put a new tank in, new lines, new pump and be done with it. Problem solved right there. But i get it, you're in HS and money doesn't exactly grow on trees these days.any tips? im in high school and this is my first big project car ive done a lot to my titan and now me and my dad are re doing a 66 mustang coupe. Ive put new spark plug wires in it, new intake filter, just installed a new battery and cables today but the fuel pump does work so have to replace that. I disconnected the line that connects the tank to the pump, opened the gas tank cap and blew compressed air through it to make sure there wasnt any crap stuck in it and it was fine so the pump just inst getting fuel to the carb. i want to get new headers and new gaskets what else should i do?
Get the factory manual and go through the normal maintenance stuff to get it running right.carb is good its not very old and its a 4 barrel if we directly put fuel into the carb itll start for a couple seconds until the fuel that we put in burns up and yeah we got a new tank its in our garage waiting to be installed and about to get a new fuel pump..and me and my dad are going to try and fix it up and sell it in about 2 years so we can have some fun with it after the work is done disk brakes are on their way and i want to paint it grey with black stripes like the old shelby gt500's
hahaha love the picture:thumbsup: i love the grey/black color combo i think it looks sweet and my mom ordered the books just waiting for them to come inGet the factory manual and go through the normal maintenance stuff to get it running right.
BTW, Shelby didn't paint them gray with black stripes. That was a Nick Cage movie with a fake car.
In 65, they were all white. In 66-67, they added half a dozen colors. The stripes on 65-66 were blue, white, or gold (on the Hertz cars), and they were very rare. How rare? Count the stripes:
ive seen some people that have gone that route and the added hp would be really nice but i also know you can get up to 350hp out of a 289 done right so im not sure exactly what to do if I got a 5.0 would i have to get new tranny or would the 289's work with it? I also kind of like the 351W's but that might get priceyConsider buying an 87-91 5.0?
you can pick one up in usable condition for about $300, scrap the e7 heads and stock intake and typically w/ just a rering and rebearing they are good to go as long as you put in good main bolts and upgrade the rod bolts. you get the added bonus of a cheap roller cam setup and a little bigger motor.
either way you go watch out on cutting corners on the internals, cheap forged pistons are HEAVY, stock rod bolts are crap, etc. you can save money if you put the heads on and install the cam, etc, if you aren't sure how to check things like bearing clearances and put rings in then its better not to get into it unless you are patient enough to learn how to do it right. but you can save a few hundred on assembly labor just getting the machine work done and putting together in the garage at home.
depends on how many times you want it to make it.Not for $2K.
Did you ever use AutoPartsDealer.com? I was thinking about buying some parts from them, way cheaper than most places but a google search turned up horror stories on these guys. Sure would like to get some first had feedback on them.