289 or 351W + Brake Question

65-Fstbk

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May 20, 2007
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Hi All,

I'm doing the 6cyl to 8cyl swap on my 65 2+2. I have a 289 from a 67 Mustang and also have a set of Ford Motorsports aluminum heads which I will be using for a reliable street motor with a nice lopey idle. I should be able to get 325-350 hp out a 289 no problem with those heads. Part of me is still thinking 351W though as they have a nice sound when done.

The 289 is in complete need of rebuild so at this point it dowsn't matter which way I go. What are your suggestions?


Also, with the Granada disc brake swap. I am thinking of using styled steel wheels aferwards but I know the snout on the Granada rotors is too large for the opening in the stock wheels. I have heard that people have the rotor snout turned down to fit the original wheels. Anybody know the success rate of that? Is it safe etc?

Thanks for your help.

Chris
 
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