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1967 Ford Mustang Engine Swap - How-To Convert From Six To Eight
In This Final Segment Of Our Six-Cylinder To V-8 Conversion, Our '67 Mustang Gets Its 289 Drivetrain
By Jim Smart, Photography by Jim Smart
April 27, 2006
Improved function comes from an Edelbrock high-flow water pump to help take the heat off. We could have opted for a polished pump to match the intake. However, more chrome would have made this 289 overwhelming.
Improved function comes from an Edelbrock high-flow water pump to help take the heat off.
Scott Drake accessory brackets break up the chrome and rough cast aluminum nicely. These brackets are also available in chrome. We like black.
Scott Drake accessory brackets break up the chrome and rough cast aluminum nicely. These b
Scott Drake Enterprises reproduces the V-8 engine brackets and mounts for conversions and for enthusiasts with '65 Mustangs who want to step up to the better '66-up mount. There's no more having to search salvage yards and parts cars for these elusive mounts. Install them with the pad pointed toward the firewall, or the engine will sit too far forward and the transmission crossmember won't fit.
Scott Drake Enterprises reproduces the V-8 engine brackets and mounts for conversions and
There are many options when it comes to engine cooling; electric fans, clutch fans, steel fans, factory flex fans, and aftermarket flex fans. We opted for a 17-inch Hayden flex fan from a local auto parts store. However, you can purchase a similar, higher-quality flex-fan from Flex-A-Lite, which has revolutionized aftermarket fan technology. We're using a stock Mustang fan spacer to get the fan exactly the right distance from the radiator.
There are many options when it comes to engine cooling; electric fans, clutch fans, steel
We've chosen JBA titanium-coated shorty headers for our 289, which makes them a perfect fit for the JBA 50-2650 exhaust system for this car. Headers remain one of the most challenging parts to install, calling for a 71/416-inch open-end or box-end wrench to tighten the bolts. In any case, the JBA headers fit well and dovetail nicely into the exhaust system. JBA gives you two options, ceramic-coated or titanium-coated. In both cases, they never rust.
We've chosen JBA titanium-coated shorty headers for our 289, which makes them a perfect fi
Before installing the engine, don't forget the ground strap which connects to the firewall. All applications must have a ground strap, or the ignition and charging systems struggle to find a ground and complete circuit, which causes all kinds of unexplainable electrical gremlins.
Before installing the engine, don't forget the ground strap which connects to the firewall
Dave installs our new Trans Am Racing 289 onto the Scott Drake mounts. Did you notice the JBA shorty headers clear everything? They can be installed on the engine stand, which means you don't have to wrestle with them in the car.
Dave installs our new Trans Am Racing 289 onto the Scott Drake mounts. Did you notice the
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