I have a 65 mustang with a 289 that needs repairs and before we go out and buy a 302 we wanna see if the 289 that's already in there can be fixed.
It sat in our front yard for about 15 years. One day, just for the fun of it, we decided to see how it would run. So we took the battery out of our friends car and replaced the old one in the 65 with it. Sure enough after some time it came to life.
We had let it idle and there was just clouds and clouds of white smoke for about 30 minutes till it started to really clear up. It did not over heat. In fact we drove it down to the nearest circle K filled the tank and headed home to let her idle a bit more.
It's been about 7 to 8 months since we worked on anything for the 65 and we started looking into new motors. But the previous owner said it was a cracked block. Our friend said its a possibility but it could also be a blown head gasket.
What i wanna know are the symptoms of a cracked block and a blown head gasket. The more money I can save the better and being able to keep the 289 in there would be a MAJOR plus.
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Re: 289 cracked block symptoms
A crack in the block can be anything from white smoke to oil in the coolant or coolant in the oil, it is more likely the head gasket is leaking, blocks crack much less often, and only after they were frozen or badly overheated.
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You will need to change the oil pump pickup tube and screen / about ten bucks for the Melling brand one..and get a different Pan SBF 260-289-302 so the sump will not interfere with the cross member.. you will also need to move the dipstick from the side to the front timing cover and there are other considerations..
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There should be a serial number stamped on the block itself in front of the one of the heads (the one that sits back further. With this serial number you should be able to contact a dealer and find out the correct engine size. Older Fords had either a 289 cubic inch, a 302 and a 351 small block which from the outside will all look the same.
There are three kinds of 302s made from 1982-2001.
5.0L HO This engine was used in 1983-1995 Mustangs, Mark VII Lincolns, and some T-birds and Cougars. All Explorer 5.0L engines are 5.0L HO engines as well. They use the 351W firing order, 1-3-7-2-6-5-4-8. Except for the 1983-84 Mustangs, all of these engines are roller cam equipped. They use a reverse rotation water pump and front cover. The 1994-5 Mustang and all Explorers use a unique front cover and water pump.
5.0L Full Size Car This engine was used in 1982-1990 Crown Victoria and Grand Marquis. They use the 289-302 firing order, 1-5-4-2-6-3-7-8. Most of these cars are not roller cam equipped, however sometime in the early 1990s they started using roller cams but retained the 302 firing order. They use a standard (clockwise) rotation water pump and front cover.
5.0L Truck (except Explorer) These engines are similar to the Full Size Car engines, except they use different intake manifolds and camshaft profiles. They also use the 289-302 firing order, 1-5-4-2-6-3-7-8. They also began using roller cams sometime in the early 1990s. They use a reverse rotation water pump and front cover.
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.