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I have a 65 K block that had been bored .040 over. It has the serial numbers stamped on it. The crank is at least .010 over, maybe .020. Could this be used to power a Mustang or would it only make a lousy boat anchor. It is only the block and crank only. I have had this hunk of iron sitting in my shed for 15 years now. fd

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If bore wear is minor, it should clean up with an acid dip and going to .060...still useable in my book...

Cranks can go under .030" on the rods and .020" on the mains without major penalty.

Take a close look at the main caps....then take a look at this picture. Do the caps look like the one on the left?

Also, look for orange paint on the crank....

If the block/crank dimensions are still ok and it's not cracked, it's still very viable as the basis for an engine....

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Not worth a ton of $$$'s and the crank if good could be the most valuable of the two. Main caps might be seconf ;)


Correct usable block are becoming more difficult to find. Some of us are forced to sleeve the complete engine in an effort to save dated correct blocks.

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Yes the main caps look like HP ones in the picture. I cannot feel any wear at the top of the cylinders, however there is some rust. fd

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If you're interested in preserving the block/crank and/or selling them, I'd have the block acid dipped to remove the rust and then have both magnafluxed to verify their soundness....then, if they're good, douse them with Cosmolene or other preservative and wrap in heavy plastic bag, seal and store...

Nice find....anything else out there in the shed?? *G*

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The virgin 289 block that was in my 67 Mustang when I bought it. (It was running fine when I pulled it, I put a better 289 in) 289 heads, intake manifolds (both 2V and 4V), and a lot of useless crapola.

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Sounds like you're a long-term Pony rider...

If I was you, I'd clean up, catalog and preserve your spares...they're becoming more valuable (to you, not to sell) all the time....there's no substitute for having spares in stock...

So far, it sounds like you've got a lot of useful crappola...*G*

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I always knew that the Mustang and Mustang parts were destined to be very valuable someday. I knew this when I was in high school, class of '76, and installing mag wheels and air shocks. I never got rid of any of the stock parts that I removed. I knew this when I would find a parts car that had "goodies" that my Mustang didn't have. The wife does whine about all the Mustang parts that I have in different places around the house.

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1993 Ranger ExtCab 4.0L daily driver
1996 Aerostar wifes ride
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