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Hello,

I'm looking for some opinions on the smallest useful engine that can be
transplanted into a 1965 ford mustang... Is it a stretch to say that a
honda accord engine might be compatible and/or even strong enough to
drive the mustang?

Or maybe the easier option is to modify the stang's 289 v8 to make it
more fuel efficient. Comments/suggestions?

Thanks!

Michael
 
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On 22 Jan 2006 14:51:45 -0800, [email protected] wrote:

>Hello,
>
>I'm looking for some opinions on the smallest useful engine that can be
>transplanted into a 1965 ford mustang... Is it a stretch to say that a
>honda accord engine might be compatible and/or even strong enough to
>drive the mustang?
>
>Or maybe the easier option is to modify the stang's 289 v8 to make it
>more fuel efficient. Comments/suggestions?
>

Easier to modify your foot.
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[email protected] wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I'm looking for some opinions on the smallest useful engine that can be
> transplanted into a 1965 ford mustang... Is it a stretch to say that a
> honda accord engine might be compatible and/or even strong enough to
> drive the mustang?
>
> Or maybe the easier option is to modify the stang's 289 v8 to make it
> more fuel efficient. Comments/suggestions?
>
> Thanks!
>
> Michael
>


May you burn in eternal hellfires...
 
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[email protected] wrote:

> Hello,
>
> I'm looking for some opinions on the smallest useful engine that can be
> transplanted into a 1965 ford mustang... Is it a stretch to say that a
> honda accord engine might be compatible and/or even strong enough to
> drive the mustang?
>
> Or maybe the easier option is to modify the stang's 289 v8 to make it
> more fuel efficient. Comments/suggestions?
>
> Thanks!
>
> Michael
>


What mileage do you want?

The same as the late 5.0's?



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On 22 Jan 2006 14:51:45 -0800, [email protected] wrote:

>Hello,
>
>I'm looking for some opinions on the smallest useful engine that can be
>transplanted into a 1965 ford mustang... Is it a stretch to say that a
>honda accord engine might be compatible and/or even strong enough to
>drive the mustang?
>
>Or maybe the easier option is to modify the stang's 289 v8 to make it
>more fuel efficient. Comments/suggestions?
>
>Thanks!
>
>Michael


A ricer in a Mustang????? Is lynching still permitted?
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1965 Ford Mustang Fastback 2+2, Vintage Burgundy
w/Black Std Interior, A Code 289 C4 Trac-Lok;
Vintage 40 16" rims w/225/50ZR16 KDWS BF Goodrich
gForce Radial T/As, Cobra drop; surround sound
audio-video...
See my ride at....
Feb 2004- http://207.36.208.198/albums/86810/003_May_21_3004.jpg
Feb 2004- http://207.36.208.198/albums/86810/005_May_21_2004.jpg
Jul 2005- http://207.36.208.198/albums/86810/davescar_7_11_05_002.jpg
Jul 2005- http://207.36.208.198/albums/86810/Engine_rebuild_006.jpg
 
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>I'm looking for some opinions on the smallest useful engine that can be
>transplanted into a 1965 ford mustang... Is it a stretch to say that a
>honda accord engine might be compatible and/or even strong enough to
>drive the mustang?


what's a honda?

>Comments/suggestions?


Good thing we can't actually reach into the computer monitor and slap some
sense into you. honda, crap, you should have your Stang taken away from you
for even THINKING that. Must be a troll...
 
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In article <[email protected]>, [email protected] wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I'm looking for some opinions on the smallest useful engine that can be
> transplanted into a 1965 ford mustang... Is it a stretch to say that a
> honda accord engine might be compatible and/or even strong enough to
> drive the mustang?
>
> Or maybe the easier option is to modify the stang's 289 v8 to make it
> more fuel efficient. Comments/suggestions?


You want a fuel sipping mustang?

1) Find one of the very rare 1969 Mustang E's. 200 cid I6 with a trans
set up for fuel economy.

2) Mustang ii 4 cylinder.

3) 1979-1993 4 cylinder.

Don't hack up a perfectly good '65.

If you really want a '65 with better fuel economy, buy a '65 with 170 or
200 cid I6.
 
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<[email protected]> wrote in message
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> Hello,
>
> I'm looking for some opinions on the smallest useful engine that can be
> transplanted into a 1965 ford mustang... Is it a stretch to say that a
> honda accord engine might be compatible and/or even strong enough to
> drive the mustang?
>
> Or maybe the easier option is to modify the stang's 289 v8 to make it
> more fuel efficient. Comments/suggestions?
>
> Thanks!
>
> Michael
>

rebuild the 289. carefully select the cam, run a 4-v intake with a small
(low cfm carb with vacuum secondary. upgrade the ignition (petronix, unilite
ect) use high quality cap, wires and plugs. Find a 35 amp alternator, no
after market electronics, quality using a manual trans convert to over
driven T-5, lighten the flywheel and pressure plate, with an auto for an
over drive type AOD. lighten the drive shaft (carbon fiber, aluminum) find a
set of 2:11 or 2:34 gears, change the tires to the narrowest highest
pressure p-metric radials you can find and are comfortable with. remove the
carpet and trunk mat and the insulation under them, reinstall the mat and
carpet. don't carry anything extra in the trunk. Drive as if there is and
egg between your gas pedal and the floor,
 
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On Mon, 23 Jan 2006 03:16:49 -0600, [email protected]
(Brent P) wrote:

>In article <[email protected]>, [email protected] wrote:
>> Hello,
>>
>> I'm looking for some opinions on the smallest useful engine that can be
>> transplanted into a 1965 ford mustang... Is it a stretch to say that a
>> honda accord engine might be compatible and/or even strong enough to
>> drive the mustang?
>>
>> Or maybe the easier option is to modify the stang's 289 v8 to make it
>> more fuel efficient. Comments/suggestions?

>
>You want a fuel sipping mustang?
>
>1) Find one of the very rare 1969 Mustang E's. 200 cid I6 with a trans
>set up for fuel economy.
>
>2) Mustang ii 4 cylinder.

Having owned a Mustang II I tend to disagree with this... Unless
specially set up, even the V8s were dogs. I think the 4 banger would
have to strain more to move that much weight. It might save some in
the short haul, but in the long run... it's a question. I had the 302
w/4V and it still was nothing compared to my 72.
>
>3) 1979-1993 4 cylinder.


>
>Don't hack up a perfectly good '65.
>
>If you really want a '65 with better fuel economy, buy a '65 with 170 or
>200 cid I6.
>

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Spike
1965 Ford Mustang Fastback 2+2, Vintage Burgundy
w/Black Std Interior, A Code 289 C4 Trac-Lok;
Vintage 40 16" rims w/225/50ZR16 KDWS BF Goodrich
gForce Radial T/As, Cobra drop; surround sound
audio-video...
See my ride at....
Feb 2004- http://207.36.208.198/albums/86810/003_May_21_3004.jpg
Feb 2004- http://207.36.208.198/albums/86810/005_May_21_2004.jpg
Jul 2005- http://207.36.208.198/albums/86810/davescar_7_11_05_002.jpg
Jul 2005- http://207.36.208.198/albums/86810/Engine_rebuild_006.jpg
 
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Spike wrote:
> On 22 Jan 2006 14:51:45 -0800, [email protected] wrote:
>
>> Hello,
>>
>> I'm looking for some opinions on the smallest useful engine that can be
>> transplanted into a 1965 ford mustang... Is it a stretch to say that a
>> honda accord engine might be compatible and/or even strong enough to
>> drive the mustang?
>>
>> Or maybe the easier option is to modify the stang's 289 v8 to make it
>> more fuel efficient. Comments/suggestions?
>>
>> Thanks!
>>
>> Michael

>
> A ricer in a Mustang????? Is lynching still permitted?


I can't help but agree. I'm sure ANYTHING is possible with a sufficient
amount of money and elbow grease applied. Nationalist sentiments aside,
it would probably be a lot easier to transplant an inline Ford 6
cylinder like a 200 or 250 which was both available and plentiful at
that time. With appropriate tweaking, those engines CAN be quite fuel
efficient with the old single barrel carbs.

Keep in mind that your time is allegedly also worth something. So
spending a month trying to shoehorn in a more fuel efficient engine
might not be the big money saver that you think.

Lastly, I suspect the original post was a joke....but ya' never know....

Cheers,
 
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walt peifer wrote:
> <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
>
>>Hello,
>>
>>I'm looking for some opinions on the smallest useful engine that can be
>>transplanted into a 1965 ford mustang... Is it a stretch to say that a
>>honda accord engine might be compatible and/or even strong enough to
>>drive the mustang?
>>
>>Or maybe the easier option is to modify the stang's 289 v8 to make it
>>more fuel efficient. Comments/suggestions?
>>
>>Thanks!
>>
>>Michael
>>

>
> rebuild the 289. carefully select the cam, run a 4-v intake with a small
> (low cfm carb with vacuum secondary. upgrade the ignition (petronix, unilite
> ect) use high quality cap, wires and plugs. Find a 35 amp alternator, no
> after market electronics, quality using a manual trans convert to over
> driven T-5, lighten the flywheel and pressure plate, with an auto for an
> over drive type AOD. lighten the drive shaft (carbon fiber, aluminum) find a
> set of 2:11 or 2:34 gears, change the tires to the narrowest highest
> pressure p-metric radials you can find and are comfortable with. remove the
> carpet and trunk mat and the insulation under them, reinstall the mat and
> carpet. don't carry anything extra in the trunk. Drive as if there is and
> egg between your gas pedal and the floor,
>
>


or better yet, sell the 65 and buy a prius.
 
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Brent P wrote:
> In article <[email protected]>, [email protected] wrote:
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>> or better yet, sell the 65 and buy a prius.

>
> He should just find a 4 cylinder probe! After all, that car was nearly
> the 1989 mustang.



....or an SVO turbo-4. Those were pretty good on fuel economy if you
didn't have a lead foot.
 
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Ritz wrote:
> Brent P wrote:
>
>> In article <[email protected]>, [email protected] wrote:
>>
>>> or better yet, sell the 65 and buy a prius.

>>
>>
>> He should just find a 4 cylinder probe! After all, that car was nearly
>> the 1989 mustang.

>
>
>
> ...or an SVO turbo-4. Those were pretty good on fuel economy if you
> didn't have a lead foot.

<rant>

Please dont cut up a SVO for this project. hack a t-bird, a merkur or
other turbo ford car. SVO's are becomming fairly rare these days, and we
dont need people hacking them to bits.

</rant>
 
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[email protected] wrote:
> Ritz wrote:
>> Brent P wrote:
>>
>>> In article <[email protected]>, [email protected] wrote:
>>>
>>>> or better yet, sell the 65 and buy a prius.
>>>
>>>
>>> He should just find a 4 cylinder probe! After all, that car was
>>> nearly the 1989 mustang.

>>
>>
>>
>> ...or an SVO turbo-4. Those were pretty good on fuel economy if you
>> didn't have a lead foot.

> <rant>
>
> Please dont cut up a SVO for this project. hack a t-bird, a merkur
> or other turbo ford car. SVO's are becomming fairly rare these days, and
> we dont need people hacking them to bits.
>
> </rant>



A decent '65 is pretty rare too. It seems idiotic which is why I
suspect the whole thing was just a troll/joke.

Cheers,
 
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Ritz wrote:
> [email protected] wrote:
>>
>> <rant>
>>
>> Please dont cut up a SVO for this project. hack a t-bird, a merkur
>> or other turbo ford car. SVO's are becomming fairly rare these days,
>> and we dont need people hacking them to bits.
>>
>> </rant>

>
>
>
> A decent '65 is pretty rare too. It seems idiotic which is why I
> suspect the whole thing was just a troll/joke.
>
> Cheers,


Agreed.
 
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<[email protected]> wrote in message news:p[email protected]
> Ritz wrote:
> > [email protected] wrote:
> >>
> >> <rant>
> >>
> >> Please dont cut up a SVO for this project. hack a t-bird, a merkur
> >> or other turbo ford car. SVO's are becomming fairly rare these days,
> >> and we dont need people hacking them to bits.
> >>
> >> </rant>

> >
> >
> >
> > A decent '65 is pretty rare too. It seems idiotic which is why I
> > suspect the whole thing was just a troll/joke.
> >
> > Cheers,

>
> Agreed.


I have a 65 Mustang and if i wanted something fuel efficent, i would have a
mod ped. Gas is expensive, get the biggest engine and enjoy the money your
paying for gas.
 
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walt peifer wrote:
> <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> rebuild the 289. carefully select the cam, run a 4-v intake with a small
> (low cfm carb with vacuum secondary. upgrade the ignition (petronix, unilite
> ect) use high quality cap, wires and plugs. Find a 35 amp alternator, no
> after market electronics, quality using a manual trans convert to over
> driven T-5, lighten the flywheel and pressure plate, with an auto for an
> over drive type AOD. lighten the drive shaft (carbon fiber, aluminum) find a
> set of 2:11 or 2:34 gears, change the tires to the narrowest highest
> pressure p-metric radials you can find and are comfortable with. remove the
> carpet and trunk mat and the insulation under them, reinstall the mat and
> carpet. don't carry anything extra in the trunk. Drive as if there is and
> egg between your gas pedal and the floor,



my reference to the "honda accord" was meant to be tongue-in-cheek.
Anyway, yes I agree that a rebuild is probably the most efficient way
to improve some gas mileage while still preserving the mustang's
original power.

thanks for the thoughts :)
 
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Ill take your motor off your hands!!
<[email protected]> wrote in message
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> Hello,
>
> I'm looking for some opinions on the smallest useful engine that can be
> transplanted into a 1965 ford mustang... Is it a stretch to say that a
> honda accord engine might be compatible and/or even strong enough to
> drive the mustang?
>
> Or maybe the easier option is to modify the stang's 289 v8 to make it
> more fuel efficient. Comments/suggestions?
>
> Thanks!
>
> Michael
>
 
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Interesting concept.
I've thought of doing a Mazda 32v V6 front wheel drive swap myself.
But I'm too busy putting a 351 Cleveland into a 67 Chevelle.

Good luck...
 
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