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Goose172
04-19-2010, 05:45 AM
I have a 289 Hi- Po out of a 1967 cougar that I would like to put in my truck eventually but I haven't been able to find anyone who has done this swap... was just wondering if there was a big reason why no one has ever used this engine. Thanks in advance.

Pbav8tor
04-19-2010, 05:59 AM
Same as a 302 swap and I've seen a few of those.

Johnbaum13
04-19-2010, 07:13 AM
289 revs faster though, and would be my preference in something as light as a Ranger.

289 is a damn good motor, last one I have went over 200K without burning any oil before I wrecked the car. Still lives on in a 65 F150, and still doesn't burn oil.

Pbav8tor
04-19-2010, 07:47 AM
I wish I could find a 289 for my '54 F-100. Found a few but the guys just won't part with them.

TheStig
04-19-2010, 07:04 PM
when i get another 1st gen to toy with, the 289 is my engine of choice

i know of at least 2 i could get my hands on easily.

Goose172
04-20-2010, 08:35 PM
Yea I think im gonna wait till my 4 cylinder goes out then drop the 289 down in it... i still need a transmission though... kinda scared to see what that is gonna run me

TheStig
04-21-2010, 08:59 AM
Yea I think im gonna wait till my 4 cylinder goes out then drop the 289 down in it... i still need a transmission though... kinda scared to see what that is gonna run me

i plan to go with an old toploader 3 or 4 speed

i can find them on craigslist around here for 150 to 300 used and just rebuild them yourself.

red86
04-24-2010, 10:26 PM
kids love dinosaurs too. but then we grow up.

Johnbaum13
04-26-2010, 07:13 AM
^^^^^?????

SPless
04-26-2010, 04:33 PM
the only sense I can make of this is a reference to the age of a 289?

Johnbaum13
04-26-2010, 05:19 PM
Meh, in my opinion, Ford screwed up when they enlarged it to 302. The 289 revved quicker, could do 6000rpm stock, and made a noise like no other.

TheStig
04-26-2010, 07:20 PM
Meh, in my opinion, Ford screwed up when they enlarged it to 302. The 289 revved quicker, could do 6000rpm stock, and made a noise like no other.


Dads got one in his 64.5 stang
3 speed on the floor....she can scoot just as good as a 302

SPless
04-26-2010, 08:10 PM
oh i am in no hatred towards a 289...my dad and I were going to put one in a 1st gen, but ended up selling it. Kick myself in the ass everyday for letting it go. would have made a great toy to have some fun with

blue86sc
04-27-2010, 09:44 PM
I think he meant grow up boys!

There is no replacement for displacement.....unless you have a European car

00bamaranger
04-27-2010, 10:52 PM
Meh, in my opinion, Ford screwed up when they enlarged it to 302. The 289 revved quicker, could do 6000rpm stock, and made a noise like no other.

yeah my 65 fastback still has the 289 and i love the sound of it and how much faster it revs. whenever it comes time to rebuild it even if it does need a crank and rods im still goin to keep it a 289