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Ford 289 V8 Engine

Ford first introduced the 289 V8 engine in 1963 and it was the third engine to appear in the popular Windsor line. The 289 was the most famous and highly desire engine used in the popular Ford Mustang built before 1968. (Unless you want to embarrass yourself by admitting you wanted a 200 Inline 6.) The 289 was offered in three different options when first introduced starting with a 2 barrel carb version that produced 195 horsepower as well as a 4 barrel carb version that produced 210 horsepower. For performance enthusiast Ford offered the “HiPo” K code 289 that had higher compression, solid lifters, high-flow manifolds and many other performance modifications that put the HiPo at 271 horsepower. The 289 HiPo would eventually be used by Carol Shelby and placed in the Shelby 350GT from 1965 to 1967 and produced 306 horsepower. The 289 continued its success up through 1968 until the introduction of the Ford 302 which replaced the 289 in the early part of 1968.

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The only experience I've had with a 289 was an afternoon spent driving a Falcon Ragtop ('63 or '64) in the summer of 1966. It had lots of power and I got my first speeding ticket for 45 in a 30. I felt lucky because five minutes earlier I was doing 100+ in a 60! I still remember the sound of that engine. It was smooth.
#5 - jimmy kraktov - 09/11/2014 - 01:24
289
I got a 289 in a 1966 ford custom 500 and it runs so smooth that when riding in it you can not hear it
#4 - Jake - 08/18/2012 - 22:32
Ace
The 289 was not available in 1963; however the 221 and 260 were. Same engine family (Windsor) different engine.
#3 - tom - 04/11/2012 - 20:44
FORD F100 1959
I HAVE A 59 FORD F100 with 292 v8 engine since new, was my father truck and I own with the same engine and still run fast 85 mph.
#2 - Ramon Ponce - 04/05/2012 - 11:20
i have the wron card the heat riser pipe goes straight in not at the sideiw
#1 - LARRY JACKSON - 08/13/2011 - 23:08
289's are great
I had a 289 in my last drag car, 65 Mustang fastback and was pulling 9.63 sec.@144mpg on pump gas,the mustang weighted about 1200 lbs. loaded. Wish I Still Had Her.
#0 - John - 03/29/2011 - 21:21
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Engine Specifications

1963 - 1964 with 2 Barrel Carb
Max Brake Horsepower - 195 @ 4400 rpm
Max Torque - 258 @ 2200 rpm
Stroke - 2.87
Bore - 4.0
Compression - 8.7
Firing Order - 15426378

1963 - 1964 with 2 Barrel Carb
Max Brake Horsepower - 210 @ 4400 rpm
Max Torque - 300 @ 2800 rpm
Stroke - 2.87
Bore - 4.0
Compression - 9.0
Firing Order - 15426378

1963 - 1968 with 4 Barrel Carb
(K Code "HiPo")

Max Brake Horsepower - 271 @ 6000 rpm
Max Torque - 312 @ 3400 rpm
Stroke - 2.87
Bore - 4.0
Compression - 10.5
Firing Order - 15426378

1965 - 1968 with 2 Barrel Carb
Max Brake Horsepower - 200 @ 4400 rpm
Max Torque - 282 @ 2400 rpm
Stroke - 2.87
Bore - 4.0
Compression - 9.3
Firing Order - 15426378

1965 - 1967 with 4 Barrel Carb
Max Brake Horsepower - 225 @ 4800 rpm
Max Torque - 305 @ 3200 rpm
Stroke - 2.87
Bore - 4.0
Compression - 10.0
Firing Order - 15426378