A 600 CFM carb is reaching the outer limits of a bone stock 289. The originals came out with a 480 CFM Motorcraft carb 4 barrel. If you have power adding add-ons in mind for the near future, then the 600 will suffice. You don't just add on a bigger carb to achieve more power from a stock 289. I see that you have added an aluminum intake to help it breathe better. That's good, and the 600 may work for you. BTW, your vacuum tube to the distributor can be bent to accomodate the water neck clearance. You have to have the right bending tool though.