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Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 12-20-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 278
Posted By Diputado
Yeah...what 67mustang302 said is pretty much what...

Yeah...what 67mustang302 said is pretty much what I have been concluding. After my post, I talked to an old friend of mine back home in Tennessee who is a dirt-track racer, and he said that those...
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 12-19-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 278
Posted By Diputado
Question Longer rods in a 289?

Folks, am currently in the planning process for a complete rebuild/upgrade of my current 289. Have been looking at the possibility of running 5.4" rods with 1.35" compression height pistons. From...
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 12-06-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 979
Posted By Diputado
OK, guys....have finally decided on my roller cam...

OK, guys....have finally decided on my roller cam selection for my 289 rebuild. As for the cams I was considering (Lunati, Comp)...I choose "none of the above" and have instead gone with a custom...
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 11-25-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 476
Posted By Diputado
Thanks, guys! Yeah...I finally bought a good...

Thanks, guys! Yeah...I finally bought a good vacuum gauge and set the timing that way a while back. Advanced it up until it was pulling about 16-18inches of vaccum, and backed it back to about 14....
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 11-22-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 423
Posted By Diputado
I meant "Auto Meter" tech support...NOt Auto...

I meant "Auto Meter" tech support...NOt Auto Gage.
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 11-22-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 423
Posted By Diputado
DUI distributor for 289....opinions?

Hey folks, am planning a fairly complete rebuild of my current 289, and have been looking hard at this "DUI" distributor/ignition system from Performance Distributors. But...I don't know anyone who...
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 11-21-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 979
Posted By Diputado
Thanks, guys. Actually, after posting my...

Thanks, guys. Actually, after posting my question, I did a little extra reading myself on the topic. And you're right...not much point of going with a 1.7 ratio when you can just get a cam with the...
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 11-21-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 979
Posted By Diputado
Well, didn't know I'd start such a lively and...

Well, didn't know I'd start such a lively and productive thread! Hey Barnett468...although I can't say I necessarily agree with all your opinions, you certainly posted a very useful and informative...
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 11-20-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 979
Posted By Diputado
OK...now I'm really getting confused here. For...

OK...now I'm really getting confused here. For example, Barnett468, why would this cam be "a pig off the line", as you say? Please explain, as I genuinely want to know. What is the downside to this...
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 11-19-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 979
Posted By Diputado
Hey groho, thanks for the advice. Yeah, I told...

Hey groho, thanks for the advice. Yeah, I told the tech rep. at Lunati that I wanted a cam that would be "easy on the valvetrain", and I also specified a max. lift of .580. From the cam specs, the...
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 11-18-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 979
Posted By Diputado
Yeah...I plan on just going ahead with new moly...

Yeah...I plan on just going ahead with new moly rings and Clevite bearings all around. Hopefully the pistons are still good. I noticed those pushrods, too. Will be changing them to a good-quality...
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 11-17-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 979
Posted By Diputado
Yeah, guys...I get the message! I'll keep you...

Yeah, guys...I get the message! I'll keep you posted on the results.

Meanwhile...here's a couple photos of how the valvetrain looked when I pulled the valve covers, as well as one of how the...
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 11-16-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 979
Posted By Diputado
Ok...good to know this info from both of you. On...

Ok...good to know this info from both of you. On the balancer...well...that was the topic of another thread of mine about a year or so ago. The engine has a late 80's model 50-oz balancer off a...
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 11-16-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 476
Posted By Diputado
Hey 67 Mustang, I said 1/8 INCH rotation at...

Hey 67 Mustang,

I said 1/8 INCH rotation at the distributor base....not 1/8 total rotation. Yeah, with THAT much it'd be way off. In my case, somebody had actually put a small nick in the dist....
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 11-16-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 979
Posted By Diputado
Hey Barnett468, Thanks a million for the...

Hey Barnett468,

Thanks a million for the pointers. I've seen a bunch of your posts, and you seem to know what you're talking about. As for milling the block, I'm not planning on tearing the engine...
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 11-16-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 476
Posted By Diputado
Good points! Yeah..can't figure why the PO didn't...

Good points! Yeah..can't figure why the PO didn't put on a timing pointer. Actually, kicking myself now for not doing so last year when I changed the water pump..duh!

Anyway...planning on a...
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 11-15-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,510
Posted By Diputado
You may have already done your wiring job, but if...

You may have already done your wiring job, but if not, I agree with the suggestions to go OEM for everything EXCEPT the fuse block. That old-style block with the glass fuses is best tossed out for...
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 11-15-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 312
Posted By Diputado
Question 351W heads on 289

Folks,

This is a purely "academic question", since I no longer have the car/engine. Sold it 30 years ago! However...I have long been curious about one aspect of it. You see...the engine was a...
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 11-15-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 979
Posted By Diputado
Thanks for these ideas. Some of y'all responded...

Thanks for these ideas. Some of y'all responded to my other post on heat soak...do double-thanks to you!

Yeah...I've seen other mention of that guy Ed at FTI. You convinced me to give him a call...
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 11-15-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 476
Posted By Diputado
Thanks to all for these comments. As for battery...

Thanks to all for these comments. As for battery and cables...both are fairly new and good shape. When engine is cold it spins over quick and fires right up. Over 190 degrees and it's...
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 11-14-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 476
Posted By Diputado
Unhappy 289 STILL with heat soak issues

Hey folks, picked up my current '65 about 2 years ago (see engine specs below in signature line), and it had some real overheating issues and hot-start problems. the PO who built it told me that he...
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 11-14-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 979
Posted By Diputado
Question advice on roller cam in 289

Am seriously considering upgrading my current mildly-built '65 289 to a hydraulic roller cam and aluminum heads. As for the heads, have pretty much settled on AFR 165s with 58 cc chambers. But not...
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 06-08-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 864
Posted By Diputado
Oh, yeah...a couple more little hints on that...

Oh, yeah...a couple more little hints on that intake that I forgot to mention...Gun Jam is right about all those little gasket scrapings. I used a vacuum cleaner with one of those little pointy...
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 06-08-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 864
Posted By Diputado
Wink Hey Gun Jam...you do not..repeat...DO NOT have to...

Hey Gun Jam...you do not..repeat...DO NOT have to pull the distributor to change the intake gasket on a 289. I know because I recently changed my intake manifold without pulling the distributor. If...
Forum: Classic Mustang General Discussion 05-20-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,571
Posted By Diputado
Yeah...I've already decided against it myself....

Yeah...I've already decided against it myself. I've had a chance to see up close a couple cars painted that color around here. No way I'm going to pay good money to make my car look like that! (Sorry...
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