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Old February 15th, 2009, 11:48 PM   #1
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I am planning on rebuilding a 289v8 out of a 63-64 Ford. It ran great but has high miles and smokes. It currently has an aftermarket cam and lifters as well as rockers and springs. Im looking to rebuild the whole engine, and put a different cam in it.

Any tips on what cam to run and some good ways to get some power? I have some ideas already but id like to hear other peoples opinions. Im not really looking to make a stroker out of it due to costs. Thanks.

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Old February 16th, 2009, 12:07 AM   #2
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This engine is very well supported by the aftermarket industry. I would suggest a quaility rebuild and add a cam with a small amount of lope to it, a 4bbl intake, and a 600 cfm carb of your choice. If you like what you get you can upgrade from there.
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Is it possible to stroke it by using 302 connecting rods and 289 pistons?
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I think the difference is the bore.
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sounds like i need to buy the smallblock ford V8 book

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the difference is in the stroke. 2.800" - 289 ; 3.000" - 302. I'm pretty sure the bore is the same, but I'm sure there are piston dish differences, if not pin height as well. but technically they should fit in the bore fine.

*edit: Though.... Ford did make some god awful contraption of a de-bored 302 as a 4.0L V8 (or something like that). Had nothing but problems lol.

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Actually it was a 4.2l or a 255. They used them in early 80's mustangs or F100's. I had one, its was worthless. Blew it up bogging a 2wd truck.
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If you're sure it is a 63 or 64, it will be a 260.

Whoops - edit that - I just found they offered the 289 from 63. I wonder why I was sure it would be a 260? Sorry!
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BTW, if it is a 289, look for 1969 351W heads - small chambers, larger valves.
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I got some 69 351w heads in the garage.
Or a nice set of 351c's would work and make yourself a boss 302

Do not use 302 rods the bottom of the bore is too short.
Give me a call I ahve 6 cams that might work.
As well as a stall converter.

Better off going with a 302 w/347 stroker kit = 488 cam = roller

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