what to do now?

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  1. gwil81

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    I have a 77 maverick (y)with a 65 mustang 289 motor :cool: a 87 5.0 aod tranny:cry:, and a 89 5.0 rear end with 3:73:clap:. I want to go faster:drive:. i was thinking about a f.i. 5.0 motor:bowdown: or making my 289 i high out put 289:yahoo: or stroke it. but to what:idea:? help:hmmm:
     
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    +1 (y)
     
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    Dave B I like Mavericks!

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    Wow, you guys can add! :rofl2:

    OK +4 :D
     
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    PINKY .....John Ford.....

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    :biglaugh:What happened to 7? :rofl2:
     
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    okay +7:)

    John can still be 8
     
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    I used to have a bumper sticker on the back of my street/strip '67 Fairlane that read, "How does it feel to be beat by a 289?" Of course, that was 1975-1979.

    +1 = 9
     
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    It's so easy and cheap to get the power out of a roller 5.0, that the 289 would never keep up. Don't get me wrong, the 289 WAS a great motor and had a fantastic racing pedigree, but the roller 5.0 has surpassed it. Want 400 hp? All you need is stock H.O. short block and add a set of heads. Never do that with the old 289. Might get close with a "K" code 289.
     
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    Thanks John for adding mine in there.:thumbs2:
     
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