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66 mustang
« on: January 11, 2012, 05:35:51 PM »
  I have been working on a 66 Mustang for the last  year. i need some help deciding what engine to put in it.The car came with a 6cly,but I have a 289 and a 2.3 turbo that can go in.I am leaning towards the 2.3.What do you all think,thanks for the help.
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Re: 66 mustang
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2012, 05:38:06 PM »
289/302 or the value of the car goes WAY down.
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Re: 66 mustang
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2012, 05:50:13 PM »
One thing comes to mind for me GT140T its one sweet car so I say 2.3T and well as for Value who cares not like your gunna chop it up to fit a 2.3t Under the hood so it could always be converted back if decided later on and the 2.3T will more then likely make just as much power if not more.
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Re: 66 mustang
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2012, 07:21:18 PM »
Thanks guys.I am not to worried about the value.This Mustang will not be a garage queen,It will be a daily driver no matter what engine I put in it.
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Re: 66 mustang
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2012, 09:44:07 PM »
I say be different....g o with the 2.3   Fred Morgan has a Ranchero with one in it and he pulls the boat to the river with it!!

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Re: 66 mustang
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2012, 08:25:07 AM »
Nothing like the sound of a built V8 !  ;D

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Re: 66 mustang
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2012, 11:27:06 AM »
the turbo would be interesting to see and much better gas mileage for a daily driver

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Re: 66 mustang
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2012, 12:16:25 PM »
I would do a nice 289. Very clean and Shiny   :D
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Re: 66 mustang
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2012, 05:19:40 PM »
I might put the 289 in the Rallye just for fun.
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Re: 66 mustang
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2012, 07:11:24 PM »
the only substitute for cubic inches is BOOST!!!
Of course money helps too!!!  But, on the other hand the cars are just plain old COOL!

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Re: 66 mustang
« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2012, 02:06:19 PM »
289. The 66 Mustang & 289 go together like pizza & beer.
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Re: 66 mustang
« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2012, 11:53:24 AM »
I've had my '65 289 Mustang GT for 40 years but can't afford to drive it anymore because of the price of gas!

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Re: 66 mustang
« Reply #12 on: March 16, 2012, 04:55:24 PM »
I'vve done many 289s in 65-67s, they are a lot of fun but everyone builds them that way. The 2.3 would be different for sure but I think I would go with a 200 with parts from Racer Walsh or Clifford research. A lot of power can be made from them now and I think someone makes a bellhousing for a T-5.

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Re: 66 mustang
« Reply #13 on: March 16, 2012, 07:19:17 PM »
I love amustang with a 289,BUT!!!! I love a mustang witha stright 6,BUT!!!!!!! ( I Know I'm one)But, A 66 Mustang with a 2.3 turbo would not only get better gas milage, BUT!!!!! Would be a great conversation piece. NO ONE WOULD HAVE ONE LIKE IT! BUT!!!! that's just my opion. I,Myself, the but,Wouldgo 2.3 Turbo just to be a BUTT!
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Re: 66 mustang
« Reply #14 on: March 16, 2012, 08:46:39 PM »
turbo would be cool, everyone has a v8, plus gas is going to be around 5.00 a gallon soon!!!! so the 2.3 will make it a cheap car to cruise!!!
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Re: 66 mustang
« Reply #15 on: March 17, 2012, 08:55:17 AM »
Quote from: Reeves1 on January 12, 2012, 08:25:07 AM
Nothing like the sound of a built V8 !  ;D

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Quote from: Reeves1 on January 12, 2012, 08:25:07 AM
Nothing like the sound of a built V8 !  ;D

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Re: 66 mustang
« Reply #16 on: March 17, 2012, 04:33:11 PM »
Hey pinturbo75,I like.I HAVE A 2.3 TURBO IN MY 80 Rallye. It has been in there for the last 10 years,and it is still a blast.
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Re: 66 mustang
« Reply #17 on: March 17, 2012, 04:36:26 PM »
Tommy,I like your BUTTS.Right now i am leaning towards the 2.3.
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Re: 66 mustang
« Reply #18 on: April 19, 2012, 11:13:37 AM »
The SVO with that set up was actualy slighly faster that the GT of that day. I had that set up in my Pinto in high shool, stock and GTs could not touch me. I think it would be a very interesting 66
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