Re: Need some help with 289!!
Is it possible you have a cam that requires the 351W firing order? I've seen this throw some really good gear heads before.
Quote from article...
"All's in Order
Many neophyte Ford freaks don't realize that the firing order of the early 351W engine is different from the 221-, 260-, 289-, 302- and late 351W engines. The early 351W's firing order is 1-3-7-2-6-5-4-8, while the smaller Windsor engine's firing order is 1-5-4-2-6-3-7-8. What makes this interesting is that 289/302 cams are completely interchangeable with 351W cams, providing you match the firing order to the camshaft. If a 289/302 cam is used in a 351W engine, the firing order must be changed to the 302 sequence by moving the wires on the distributor cap. The same procedure is used if a 351W cam is used in a 289/302W engine where the firing order in the distributor cap must match the camshaft."
66 Fairlane 500 XL (351C/Toploader)
49 Ford Club Coupe (8BA Flathead V-8)