Re: What are factory XR 289's like...didnt know if it was cleveland or windsor, sorry
289 is one of my fav motors they rev to the moon with right valve gear etc..They are the smaller / shorter stroke little brother to the 302 Windsor.Engines with high miles can suffer from cracked pistons, but they very rarely fail! Just that when pulling them apart years ago from importing from U.S most had cracked pistons.But these engines had extremly high milage on them, when taking valve covers off coouldn't see valve gear for gunk covering them.They still ran, didn't smoke.
Plenty of performance parts for this engine, as is for 302w...
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