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Ford 289 V-8 engine rebuilt from basic to bruiser

A 289 small-block Ford was high on the request list for our next Redline Rebuild, and we made it happen. Starting with a stock 289 engine out of a totaled 1964 Ford Fairlane, we decided to have some fun and upgrade from stock with a GT350-esque build. While Shelby started with a 271-hp HiPo K-code

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Factory 600 HP 64 Ford Thunderbolt: Competition for the Shelby?

The Ford Thunderbolt And what to our thundering ears should appear rolling from the Ford factory sometime in 1963? Why it was an experimental car from Ford Motor called the Thunderbolt. This lightning fast car was actually a limited production, factory experimental, drag race only automobile built by Ford for the 1964 production year and

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Ford Galaxie 500-1964 images

From 1962 through ’64 the Ford Galaxie 500 remains relatively unchanged, although in 1964, they are more sculpted and aerodynamic in attempt to make the overweight Galaxie more competitive in NASCAR events. The boxtop roof is now slanted more on the sedans & coupes in ’64 and the 289 is the entry level offer for the

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Ford Galaxie 1962 and 1963

The body styles offered in the 1962 Galaxie were the Sunliner convertible, two-door sedan, and two-door hardtop, the latter two models available with four doors, as well. The buzzwords that year were “The Lively One,” an option that meant buckets seats and a console if you chose it for your 500 or 500XL Galaxie. This option was a

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1965 Shelby AC Cobra with 289 Engine & It’s the REAL DEAL

A story by Steve Fowler: One day a Dentist walks in and says he’d like to buy a 427 Cobra, once my Dad established his seriousness and ability to pay, he talks to him for several minutes gauging his driving experience and suggests the 289 would be a better option for the good doctor, but the

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