I have had this car for about 4 years. I had started to restore it to original. It's a plain as they come T code. Once I purchased the 66 GT, this car was put on the back burner, no, it wasn't on a burner at all. I am still working on the GT (see the thread link in my signature) but have decided to work on this car some as well. This is going to be s-l-o-w. I'm in no hurry and I have a bunch of parts I need.
The plan is to make this a 4 speed car with the look and feel of a road racer/track car. I want some HP under the hood but nothing ridiculous (if there is such a thing). Maybe in the neighborhood of 350hp, 4 speed toploader and 3.50 to 4.00 rear gears.
Here are some pictures of what I'm starting with. If you see or hear or know of any of the parts I'm going to need (especially on the cheap) feel free to let me know about them.
The GT looks like it has a normal 2 barrel "C" code 289...??
All GT cars were either "A" codes or "K" codes..
I've thought about this a bit more and would really like for you to elaborate. I painstakingly bought not 1 but 2 date coded blocks (because the 1st failed), bought date coded correct heads, date coded correct exhaust manifolds, date coded correct 4 bbl intake manifold, and date coded correct Autolite 4100. I did change the master cylinder out to a dual. That car is an original "A" code GT with automatic transmission, power steering, center console, tinted front glass, deluxe seat belts and spinner hub caps.
Can you tell me what you see that does not look correct? I would like to correct it.
Got a little done today. Talked to Dan @CHOCK (Chockostang) about some C60A spindles I had. He advised that they would work but I would need 67 tie rod ends. So I removed the T code springs, spindles and steering components. I installed the spindles and looking forward to getting the GT springs from @Caper50.
Progress is progress.
Still no word from @NEFaurora as to why he thinks my GT is a "C" code engine.
Progress is progress Al. I heard from Carol at Chockostang today as well. They received my steering box on Saturday and Dan got right on it first thing Monday. It was shipped back to me today. HowÂ’s that for service? They are excellent to deal with.
I heard from Carol at Chockostang today as well. They received my steering box on Saturday and Dan got right on it first thing Monday. It was shipped back to me today. HowÂ’s that for service? They are excellent to deal with.
I sent my steering box for the GT to them as well, also bought my power steering components from them (all of the components). Great folks!! I think I made him jealous when I told him the weather we're having in South Alabama...lol. Again just genuine great people. Carol let me know right quick she didn't have a clue (and neither did I) but that Dan would.
Decided to take apart the engine that came in the GT when I bought it. It was not a correct dated 289 is why I built another engine for it. I found some interesting (to me) numbers on this engine.
The block only has __AE __15-B 7M (It does have 7M19 on the tab in front of the drivers cylinder head).
The heads are date coded 7M6 and 7M18 with 289 on the heads.
The block has 302 in the valley.
The engine tag has M19 as well and shows it as a 68 2bbl engine.
The intake has obviously been replaced.
All of the cylinder bores on the passenger side are reading 4.00x (highest x is 3). I don't have the drivers head off at the moment.
I guess this was one of the last 289's and seems to be all still together outside of the intake.
This engine just may be a good candidate for this car...