gr1vlet Posted February 7, 2018 Report Share Posted February 7, 2018 (edited) Hoping to pick the collective ChampCar brain on this one... I have a 1965 mustang coupe with a 200ci striaght six and automatic that is in fairly decent condition. One of the guys I work with offered me a "289 with 302 heads and a hot cam" that was built about 10 years ago but never ran for free if I just get it out of his way. I went to look at it yesterday and this is what I found: Heads are stamped "289" in the valve spring area (guessing they're not 302 heads not sure if "hi-po") Heads are aggressively ported on the intake and exhaust side Forged aluminum pistons with deep valve reliefs (not sure if they're "domed"??) Stock appearing rods and crankshaft Double roller timing chain Haven't looked at the cam to try to get specs I have lots of questions as I've never really messed with SBF stuff or pushrod motors in general, but this seems like a solid foundation for my very limited budget. My plan is to swap a T5 (cheap/available) and find an 8" rear end and do a basic shelby drop and leaf spring suspension with front discs. I have a guy with a huge collection of classic mustang parts willing to sell me the front suspension pieces and brakes for what he paid for them 20+ years ago. I'd like to build this into a street car, work out the bugs and then start converting it into a track car if all goes well. If anyone has any experience, input or parts for sale let me know! I'm excited to start messing with this car. Edited February 8, 2018 by gr1vlet Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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