Blown engine?

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Re: Blown engine?

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Post by mo2872 » 05 Mar 2018, 10:09

catlover wrote:
05 Mar 2018, 10:02
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05 Mar 2018, 08:06
Ouch. Do you know if the engine is the original? If not, I'd be looking at new/crate.....but it's not my $$$, so.....:shrug:
I would say that if the date on block is close to date of heads (4H12) which is Aug.12 1964, then the engine is not original to the car, way to early.
Ah, good catch......I don't know all those codes, so......:thumbup:
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Re: Blown engine?

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Post by cj750 » 05 Mar 2018, 10:55

Good news is that if the other components match, the engine could be valuable to someone restoring an early Mustang.

FWIW, I'm a big fan of the 351W, if originality is not a concern.
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Post by JETEXAS » 05 Mar 2018, 11:46

Don't forget that if you go with a bigger engine you may also have to change out your coil springs, and you might have to change some of your accessory brackets. Also, if you add a lot more horsepower you may have to beef up or change the transmission and rear-end.
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Post by ssava » 05 Mar 2018, 12:36

Thank you all. Didn't know what those numbers were. Wow. So it's actually an OLDER engine than the car???
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Post by ssava » 05 Mar 2018, 12:37

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Post by JETEXAS » 05 Mar 2018, 13:08

That looks like an easy swap with a good boost in horsepower. You may need to get a 50oz harmonic balancer for it instead of re-using the 28oz on your 289, but other than that everything should fit up nicely.
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Post by ssava » 05 Mar 2018, 13:27

JETEXAS wrote:
05 Mar 2018, 13:08
That looks like an easy swap with a good boost in horsepower. You may need to get a 50oz harmonic balancer for it instead of re-using the 28oz on your 289, but other than that everything should fit up nicely.
Thanks. I also have (as it's measured) a 20 inch radiator. Should I upgrade to 24?
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Re: Blown engine?

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Post by JETEXAS » 05 Mar 2018, 13:45

ssava wrote:
05 Mar 2018, 13:27
JETEXAS wrote:
05 Mar 2018, 13:08
That looks like an easy swap with a good boost in horsepower. You may need to get a 50oz harmonic balancer for it instead of re-using the 28oz on your 289, but other than that everything should fit up nicely.
Thanks. I also have (as it's measured) a 20 inch radiator. Should I upgrade to 24?
Hey, if you have to pull it all out anyway, why not? I just went to the 2-row Scott Drake 24" aluminum radiator with 1" rows and Spal electric fans. So far so good on that, but it's only getting into the 80s right now, and I wasn't overheating with the 20" radiator unless it was 90+. The real test of Houston summer heat is still to come.
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Re: Blown engine?

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Post by ssava » 05 Mar 2018, 14:48

JETEXAS wrote:
05 Mar 2018, 13:45
ssava wrote:
05 Mar 2018, 13:27
JETEXAS wrote:
05 Mar 2018, 13:08
That looks like an easy swap with a good boost in horsepower. You may need to get a 50oz harmonic balancer for it instead of re-using the 28oz on your 289, but other than that everything should fit up nicely.
Thanks. I also have (as it's measured) a 20 inch radiator. Should I upgrade to 24?
Hey, if you have to pull it all out anyway, why not? I just went to the 2-row Scott Drake 24" aluminum radiator with 1" rows and Spal electric fans. So far so good on that, but it's only getting into the 80s right now, and I wasn't overheating with the 20" radiator unless it was 90+. The real test of Houston summer heat is still to come.
Thanks. Wondering if I should go with the classic repro...
https://secure.cougarpartscatalog.com/338.html

Or something newer. Did yours come with the fan and housing?
If so. Could you share a link?
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Post by JETEXAS » 05 Mar 2018, 15:33

I went with this radiator: https://www.johnsmustang.com/1967-1968- ... erformance

I took a risk on one of these fans because from what I can tell it's literally identical to the $325 Spal fan: https://www.ebay.com/itm/11-Dual-Extrem ... wA&vxp=mtr

I had to trim it just a bit with the dremel to create clearance for the radiator hoses. I put it on with a universal bracket kit, but I don't really like the way it looks, so I'm still investigating other mounting options.

Then I ordered pigtails and a relay kit to hook it up on Amazon. Most kits come with a 3/4" NPT temp switch, but my particular intake manifold needed a 1/4" NPT temperature switch, so just verify what size you need before you order.
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