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From: atec77 on 23 Jun 2008 07:57
George W Frost wrote:
> "Jimmy" <jbcox(a)fido.com> wrote in message news:g3na5i$omr$2(a)aioe.org...
>> John_H wrote:
>>> Jimmy wrote:
>>>> Looking for a Ford 289 cu inch motor for a restoration job.
>>>> Want the block mainly.
>>> IIRC there were two different 289 blocks, depending on the bell
>>> housing bolt configuration.
>>> If I'm correct... which particular one you're after and a rough idea
>>> of where you are might help.
>> Its from a Fairlane 500 with horizontal head lights. Ill have to get the
>> year model and the engine number so as they will match the motor.
>> Didn't realise that there were two types in the blocks.
> The horizontal headlight Fairlanes were the ZA and the ZB
> The ZA tail lights had the indicator in the middle of the light
> the ZB tail lights has the indicator as a bar across the light
> That as far as I can remember were the only main differences in the body
> Haven't driven a ZB for over 25 years
The 289 would be a 65>67 Qui ?
Fairlane like this compact >
the ealier was powered by a 352 yblock from arounf 55 or 54 through to
mid 62 commonly known in the us as a crown vic the first compact ran a
little 260 cube 8 pot then the 289
From: Noddy on 23 Jun 2008 08:40
"atec77" <atec77NOSPAM(a)hotmail.com> wrote in message
> The 289 would be a 65>67 Qui ?
'66 & '67 in Australia for the "mainstream" cars like the ZA Fairlane and XR
Falcon. From ZB/XT they moved to the 302 Windsor as the 289 was a little
under powered for the job.
> Fairlane like this compact >
> the ealier was powered by a 352 yblock from arounf 55 or 54 through to
> mid 62 commonly known in the us as a crown vic the first compact ran a
> little 260 cube 8 pot then the 289
"Fairlane" was the name of Henry Ford's estate, and the name appeared on
American Fords between 1955 and 1972 or thereabouts. For the most part the
Fairlane was the premium large Ford sedan, kind of like a "Ghia" option
today, and from 1955 they had Y block engines. In 1962 they scaled the car
down to be "Falcon based" in size, and the Australian variant became the
"compact Fairlane" we knew here.
Theses cars were based heavily on the US models (as were all Australian
Fords at the time), and to give them a unique Australian "look" they
borrowed parts from the Mercury Comet of the same year to create a "bitza"
that differed slightly to the US version (they did the same thing here
previously with the Customline, and later with the XM & XP Falcons). The
"Compacts" were all fitted with Windsors and started with the hugely
unpopular 221 cubic inch version. They moved to the 260 shortly after and on
to the 289 in 1964 before the car was eventually canned and replaced with a
larger model in the US in 1965 which would eventually go on to become our ZA
Fairlane here in 1966.
Sadly, unlike the American variants from 1966 onwards we got lumbered with
the basic 4 door in either 6 cylinder or Windsor V8 form (of which the
overwhelming majority were 302's). American versions of what essentially
were our ZA-B-C-D Fairlanes could be had in coupe, fastback and convertible,
and with just about any engine in the Ford stable ranging from a humble 289
to a twin 4 barrel 427 side oiler or a super CobraJet 428.
From: Jimmy on 26 Jun 2008 04:54
> "Jimmy" <jbcox(a)fido.com> wrote in message news:g3ndjv$4ml$2(a)aioe.org...
>> Its actually a 302 Windsor from a ZB fairlane 500 1969 engine number
> Then a 302w block will definitely work :)
> Mind if I ask what's wrong with it?
Dropped a valve. in a big way.
From: Noddy on 26 Jun 2008 06:07
"Jimmy" <jbcox(a)fido.com> wrote in message news:g3vlfn$4bn$1(a)aioe.org...
> Dropped a valve. in a big way.
If it didn't completely destroy itself in the process, then it might be
cheaper and easier to simply sleeve the damaged cylinder and continue with
your old block.