289 to 390 swap..

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trojan
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289 to 390 swap..

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Putting 390 where old 289 was..have motor mounts, can I use frame brackets or do I need something different. ? If so anybody got some,,

ENOLCYC
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Re: 289 to 390 swap..

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I do believe you need the big block frame mounts.
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Re: 289 to 390 swap..

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Yep.
66 Cyclone GT; 245/60R15's on 15x8's and 215/70R15's on 15x7 Magnum's.
There's nothing like the sound of a pushrod V8 singing at the top of her lung's.

trojan
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Re: 289 to 390 swap..

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Ya ,,, I thought so...I thought sbf suff was expensive, , will post some pics of project..motor just got done..

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I had a set on a parts car. I sold the fiberglass pieces to a guy and he said; you want to sell the frame mounts? I said yeah, fifty bucks. Well, they're worth twice that.
66 Cyclone GT; 245/60R15's on 15x8's and 215/70R15's on 15x7 Magnum's.
There's nothing like the sound of a pushrod V8 singing at the top of her lung's.

trojan
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Re: 289 to 390 swap..

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To late just bought on e bay for $200.

trojan
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Re: 289 to 390 swap..

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I have a gauge cluster from my 66 it has 66k miles on it,, whats it worth in great shape with wiring. ?

Lip Ripper
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Re: 289 to 390 swap..

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Is it Caliente with wood grain or camera finish black? Is the Chrome excellent? Any cracks?
66 Cyclone GT; 245/60R15's on 15x8's and 215/70R15's on 15x7 Magnum's.
There's nothing like the sound of a pushrod V8 singing at the top of her lung's.

trojan
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Re: 289 to 390 swap..

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Gauges was in great shape,, it was black ,, chrome was discolored from cleaning,

trojan
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Re: 289 to 390 swap..

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Got Alum Radiator today ,,, used one from 66 mustang BB,, looks like it will bolt right in where SB Rad was,,,
Got after market engine frame mounts,, could not get them to work, So cut them apart and made them work,, wow big block is a tight fit,,, final time this week end, then get on hoist to install transmission and headers,, still trying to post pics here,
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trojan
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Re: 289 to 390 swap..

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Got motor installed, ,, ceramic coated headers gray to match valve covers,,, no body told me these had to be the hardest headers I ever installed...wow,,

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Re: 289 to 390 swap..

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Sounds like this little project is moving along nicely.
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Jedeka
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Re: 289 to 390 swap..

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Have you tried mounting the radiator yet?

trojan
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Re: 289 to 390 swap..

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Sorry it took so long to get back about radiator..I use part# SL--M101-AT. Just put that # in e-bay..it bolted right in and seens to cool fine..this fit my sb rad. Support.

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Re: 289 to 390 swap..

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Thanks for the part #. I wasn't in a hurry, still tearing down the car.

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