Re: '66 Mustang
If no one has mentioned it yet.... the 351 firing order is different
from the 289/302, the heads are taller. there's more, but it's for
sure not the engine I am familiar with. In fact, I'm just getting back
into the 289 after a bunch of years with a 350 EFI in my 91 TransAM
GTA... and a 305 Camaro before that. My last 289 was back in 70/71,
and I had a 302 in 74. So, I'm back in the re-learning phase.
302 is a very common swap. Easier to do than build up a 289. Just go
to about any wrecking yard. The 351 is also pretty common in a 65/66
because, without cutting away the shock towers it's about as big as
you can get in there before the change in 67 which allowed for 390s
While questions get answered or assistance gets rendered pretty
quickly around her, sometimes it can lag a bit, so if no answer comes
in right away, you aren't being ignored. And sometimes you may have to
ask again for help. Once you get to know who to go to, you'll be able
to go right to the sources.
On Thu, 21 Apr 2005 13:17:36 -0400, Kidd Andersson
>> Welcome, and you picked a good group of helpful people (although there
>> are some who are... welllll anyway.... stick around and you'll soon
>Hehe. I happened to notice already.
And that's just one....: )
>> If you go with the upgrade; keeping the old distributor and replacing
>> the points with a module; SAVE A SET OF POINTS and toss 'em in your
>> tool kit in a Ziploc. That way, if the module ever fails, in a few
>> minutes you can be back to points long enough to get you to a parts
>> store and a new module.
>Good idea. Will do.
>> That said... the first thing you need to do is identify that power
>> plant. And we have some experts on identifying the 351. I'm not one of
>> them : )
>I did a little poking around and now I'm thinking it's a 302. Hell, I
>dunno! I wish the guy had just left the 289 in it but spit happens. I'm
>not completely sure how to tell by looking what the difference is yet.
>I'm way out of my element on this, but I'm willing to learn.
>If you (or anyone) has helpful hints or brand suggestions for a newbie,
>feel free to pass them my way!
>> On Wed, 20 Apr 2005 23:28:06 -0400, Kidd Andersson
>> <LittleVWGoddess@aol.com> wrote:
>>>Does anyone here know much about the older 'Stangs or is it all for the
>> Hey! Spikey Likes IT!
>> 1965 Ford Mustang fastback 2+2 A Code 289 C4 Trac-Lok
>> Vintage Burgundy w/Black Standard Interior
>> Vintage 40 Wheels 16X8"
>> w/BF Goodrich Comp T/A Radial 225/50ZR16
Hey! Spikey Likes IT!
1965 Ford Mustang fastback 2+2 A Code 289 C4 Trac-Lok
Vintage Burgundy w/Black Standard Interior
Vintage 40 Wheels 16X8"
w/BF Goodrich Comp T/A Radial 225/50ZR16