Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Vero Beach, FL but currently live in Korea
Value of a unmolested 66 289 C code motor
I bought a 66 Mustang parts car last week. It appears to have an unmolested, all original, never disassembled motor. The motor turns over but the carb is gummed up. It sat for years. The exhaust manifold looks as if it was never removed from the engine, all tabs and washers are in place. So what I have is a 289, 2V, standard bore and I'm wondering what's the value of the motor.
This would be a good shell for someone looking to do a I6 to V8/5 bolt wheel conversion, since it has a complete drive train, 2.80 rear. and C4 transmission. I thought about restoring it at first but there was to much frame and roof rust. The good parts were all under the hood, such a complete power steering setup that doesn't leak and a 16:1 steering box without free play. I am going to install it in my 64 1/2 coupe. My wife asked me why do I get the power steering when she asked me to put a PS setep in her 65 Conv 6 Cylinder. I told her the power steering linkage from a V8 won't bolt on to a 6 cylinder Mustang. I believe I'm correct.