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    Long time lurker, new 68 Coupe 289

    Hi all,
    It was nice to see lots of you at Newlands Corner last week. I have been on here for 12 years digesting info and finally a few weeks ago I found a rolling restoration project at the bottom end of the classic Mustang price range. I fell in love with the engine & oily bits, the body and underneath is rock solid but paint is a 100 yard job and plenty of bits are missing, I like it that way round.
    I'm reverse engineering it to see what I can find, so far I think it's a 9" posi rear with 3.73 gears (a bit lively & thirsty), Edelbrock RPM kit + roller rockers, Holley 600, MSD, TriY headers, B&M Z shift. Have been fixing rockers, timing it properly (mechanical advance), adding a radiator hose spring, working indicators, dash parts and hope to do the trans selector seals asap (bit drippy) and weather seals so standby for questions.
    Also came with a spare 351W block, may be surplus to requirements later on since the 289 runs so well.
    cheers
    Dan







    Last edited by DanTheMan; 29-04-2018, 09:27 PM.

    #2
    Very nice looking car Dan b-)

    Lee
    Current Rides -

    2005 GT Auto 4.6 V8 ROUSHcharged (Stage 3)

    1965 C Code Coupe 289, all original

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      #3


      Blimey that screams don't mess with me !

      Well done, I guess 12 years lurking turned out to be just enough :)
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      You can never have enough black under the hood.

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        #4
        What a tuff looking coupe. Nice bits on it and if it's a solid as you say great purchase.
        The 100 yard paint job is fine on a classic IMHO.
        sigpicDart 427 efi, TEA 225 highports, Nitrous Express,Liberty LSC 5100

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          #5
          Welcome to the forum Dan..;)
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            #6
            Looks alright that does ! I'd drop the Windsor in myself
            Classic pre 75 Ford and Chevy addict who Works in Software industry & also part owner of a small LTD Shop that imports Cool / custom pre 1970 American Cars / Trucks https://www.horsepwrkustoms.com

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              #7
              Oh yes - great, purposeful looking coupe.

              Black steelies are hard to beat.
              1966 Mustang Hardtop - Trans-Am tribute in the making..
              1962 Chevy C-20 Fleetside
              1987 Peugeot 205 GTi track toy
              1974 Ford Econoline E100

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                #8
                Saw it the other week at Newlands and it certainly stands out, for the right reasons. Glad you can now stop lurking and join in with the fun!

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