Join Date: May 2003
Location: Houston TX - I drive mine.
How much RPM can the short block handle? You think it can spin to 6000 with no problem?
You have to take this into consideration when you start talking heads and cams. This is the slippery slope. People want HP which means revs on a small motor like a 289. This means upgrading the bottom end, etc., etc.
Just go ahead and get a 347. No subsitute for cubic inches.
1967 Shelby GT350, dark green, 347 stroker, 5-speed, inboards, #2206
1973 Mustang Convertible, white/white, black stripes, Q-code (351C-4V), ram air.
1968 1/2 428 CJ convertible, R-code, red/deluxe red, auto, finally finished.
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