Forget Shelby for a minute. 65-67 standard 289 4V was A code about 225 @ 4800 rpm hydraulic lifter. 68 the A code was replaced by J code 302 4V about 230 @ 4800 rpm hydraulic lifter. 65-67 289 4V hi perf K code 270 Hp @ 6000 rpm solid lifters. K code was dropped for 68 only performance engines were big block. Marketing had announced a hi perf 302 for 68 sorta like the K code (sorta, don't flame me...) the Boss 302 was coming in 69. IMO the J code was a one year orphan and a higher perf one never made it to production.
The 68 no matter the model, including Shelby stood alone with no high perf small block!
My '64 1/2 vert. Ordered May '64. D code 4 speed, handling package, caspian blue, accent group, Ford blue manual top.
'68 vert. driver. Owned since Apr '78. C code AT, AC, PS, P disc B, PT lime gold, standard black interior and top. NOS RF fender and left quarter.New top and folding glass.
Last edited by slim; 04-08-2013 at 08:48 PM.