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70MustangCoupe

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347 stroker?
« on: February 25, 2009, 10:55:57 PM »
so I'm thinking about stroking my 289 and was wondering if anyone has run into problems or basically just looking for thinks to watch for
No I havent't because I like to keep my 43 year old engine original, but you can contact these guys to find out how to stroke that perfectly good 289 as it is. 
http://www.fordstrokers.com/index.php

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Re: 347 stroker?
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2009, 11:20:46 PM »
Just for reference - your 289 is is what car?
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Re: 347 stroker?
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2009, 08:10:28 PM »
it's in my 70 coupe. Obv not original but its what came with it. I asked around and a few machine shops told me I shouldn't have to worry about clearance as far as rod clearance and such, just wanted some opinions

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Re: 347 stroker?
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2009, 11:06:16 PM »
it's in my 70 coupe. Obv not original but its what came with it. I asked around and a few machine shops told me I shouldn't have to worry about clearance as far as rod clearance and such, just wanted some opinions
Yeah, basically the difference between the original 289 and a stroker is the length of the rods.  It will give you more torque.  But, if it was me, I would get a 302 and stroke it instead of the 289 for the historic value of the 289.  Store the 289 and stroke the 302. 

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Re: 347 stroker?
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2009, 10:27:14 AM »
the guy who runs fordstrokers has a good reputation, you will have to clearance your cylinder walls to clear the rod bolts. some 331 strokers you can get away with not doing it

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Re: 347 stroker?
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2009, 03:11:09 PM »
see thats the thing though, I've talked to the guys at napa and a private machine shop and they both told me I will have enough clearance for everything. I'm also not going to  spend money buying a 302 block when the 289 block is virtually the same.

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Re: 347 stroker?
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2009, 06:24:29 PM »
I've thrown away several 'good' 302 blocks because they are a lot around. On the other hand, a 289 block is relatively rare as the 6 bolt version was only used from 1965 to 1968. If that 289 block has a casting part number of C5AE-6015-E and a date code with the year of either 1965 or 1966, it may be more valuable than you realize.
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Re: 347 stroker?
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2009, 07:37:10 PM »
If I could find someone to buy it would it be enough to buy a 302 block? It's bored out .040 .

BTW looked up casting number its C5AE-6015-C and I'm pretty sure it's a 66

 

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