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Basic gap for the 289 and 390 engine is .017 inch.
The high performance 289 is different.

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SOURCE: What is the correct transmission fluid for a 1965

Automatic trans would use type F fluid.

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SOURCE: where is the fuel pump

Exterior tank side...

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Fig. 1: Exploded view of the mechanical fuel pump on most V8 engines

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Fig. Exploded view of the pump mounting (click image for zoom)

Hope helps.


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LABOR TO INSTALL FRO A CLUTCH JOB FOR 65 MUSTANG 289


About 6.5 hours to do the job. Times their labor rate. Buy a flywheel. I can guaranty yours will be bad. Weather is or not.

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I have a 1965 mercury comet with a 289 v8. I want to know what type of differential I have in it so I can buy a new cover for it


Here are the spec's for the 1965 mercury comet, 289 V8:

For 1965, the Comet Cyclone was powered by the 289-cu.in. V-8 with 225hp, the same engine that was put into Mustangs. And for more power, there was a special high-performance package, better known as "Hi-Po," available with the Cyclone, and it shared the 271hp V-8 which, when installed in a Mustang, was known as the "K" code car. In the Comet, the engine code is "A." When equipped with the Hi-Po package, a 1965 Cyclone came standard with: 289 four-barrel high-performance engine, four-speed Toploader transmission, nine-inch differential, performance suspension, quick-ratio steering and 8,000-rpm Rotunda tachometer. However, the following items were extra-cost mandatory options with the 271hp engine package: four-speed transmission, heavy-duty front suspension, low-profile rayon tires and 42-amp alternator, according to 1965 sales information.

Its a 9-inch differential at best. Try this link for more data:

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How to Set the Timing on 1965 Ford 289 eHow

step by step guide and a vid on distributor placement. If you do not have a light, try to borrow one to confirm your position/timing are good...there's a video on the ignition timing as well.

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I would like to know about an engine number they say it is number C5AE6016 (5B11W)its in a 65 F/B date 13T engine code A unit no. 157042 was there a 6016 block???


Yes. It had larger main caps than the typical 289 block. However there are variations on the theme and you could see a smallblock with a 6016 that predates the 289 alltogether (260 or smaller) as well as into the 70s even on a 351 windsor! Hopefully you have a hipo 289 bottom end with the larger caps and thats all you need to know.

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I have a 1965 Ford 289 which I want to upgrade to a roller tip rocker arm. I ordered from Speedway Motors part #575-83201. I also ordered new pushrods and was sent part #915-14100. The new pushrods are...


You may be able to use them,there should be enough adjustment to make them work.FordMotorsports and Crane make a pushrod that is 8.640 which is what I used with those rockers.To check fit install 1 pushrod and 1 rocker on #1 cyl turn the engine over by hand 2 revolutions and then check and make sure the rocker tip is dead center on the valve,if it is you're good to go.

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its not that easy here are some of the things u need to know

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this is just a few things go to a head shop and they will choose the right ones

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