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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-18-2018, 06:15 AM Thread Starter
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1963 Ford 289 Tripower engine

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C3AE-6015N dated 3D12, 5 bolt bell housing.
I bought this engine to build a “Phantom Dealer HIPO option”for my 1963 Ford Falcon Sprint but sold the car before finishing it (yes I keptthe original 260 in it and know they never came with a 289 hence “Phantom”).Engine had approx. 1K miles on it before I disassembled it. It has been tankedand pressure tested – all sound/solid. All casting slag and sharp edges havebeen smoothed (incl oil galleys), all threads chased. Strong cross-hatching andno ridge on all cylinders that had been bored to 4.030. Intent was to stroke to331cid and paint black with respective external accoutrements to disguise real powerpotential. Never purchased the stroker parts.


Comes with: complete tri-power set up w/manual choke (intake,carbs-have Holley list #’s, progressive linkage, fuel log, air cleaner) likelya Blue Oval or Dearborn unit NOT original FoMoCo, rare draft tube that has beenblack powder coated (comes with optional PCV/draft tube delete cover and/or PCVattachment), new HIPO 289 (K code) solid lifter cam and lifters from MarvinsMustangs in Richmond, VA, original 1963 FoMoCo distributor (C3AF-12127-U) rebuilt& blue printed by Distributor Dynamics (Chuck Barbero) curved to match cam(have spec sheet) with vacuum advance delete (like HIPO) & PertronixIgnitor e-ignition installed, complete (unassembled) PBM Strike Force aluminum angle-plugheads (60cc chambers, 210cc runner volume, 2.02/1.60 valves, springs,retainers, studs, keepers, etc), also comes with original 1963 single dot castiron non-HIPO small chamber heads, original 1M FoMoCo crankshaft turned 10/10, thick.990 Mexican main caps (must line bore if used) and also original main caps, originalFoMoCo forged 289 rods, black powder coated crank pulley, original early“no-hole” valve covers, early timing cover with oil fill tube, oil pan &complete Fel-Pro gasket set. Comes with Tri-Power Bulletin #562 signed byMichael Bratland (wealth of tri-power knowledge) and Mustang and Ford SmallBlock V8 book by Bob Mannel (outstanding reference for ID’ing FoMoCo parts).Takes lots of time and research to assemble something like this so this willsave you time but it will need additional parts (rings, bearings, etc) to makeit run. Photos at your request. I preferto sell as complete unit but will consider parting out for the right price. Looksgreat as a show piece next to my work bench but it needs to go and run and Ihave no use for it now. Email me at [email protected]or text 954-299-9411 if interested.
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Re: 1963 Ford 289 Tripower engine

Had some trouble "downsizing" the photo from 2.06MB to under 195KB. Apologies for lack of detail and size in photo but I'm happy to provide others via email if requested. Thanks, Eric
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Re: 1963 Ford 289 Tripower engine

Did ya run it in the Cobra??

Price??
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Did ya run it in the Cobra??

Price??

Nope, I gave the new generation technology a try with the Cobra. I ran a Teksid 4.6 DOHC (aluminum block) naturally aspirated with Cobra components in it. What a hoot! The engine easily endured high rpms needed to make those 32 valves-flow work and had more than enough power to scare you in that little light weight car. It sounded like it was ripping the air apart and ran like its tail was on fire! I was impressed...but it did miss that signature choppy idle known to Cobras. Definitely uncivilized! No complaints, I pulled 24 mpg with my foot out of it on a long trip. There's a lot to be said about those engines but I sure like the old school power plants for what they were.


I'm looking to get what I have into the 289 is all at $3K but I am open to offers. It would have to be picked up locally or placed on a pallet and shipped as freight. It's definitely the right combo but likely for the person looking at doing something similar to what I had intended. By that I mean, someone looking specifically for a 1963 289 engine (harder and harder to find these days)...otherwise a guy is probably better off with a more modern and affordable 5.0 block. I wish I could've run it as intended because it would've been quite fun and a show stopper in my Falcon but as you know, projects and life change.


Thanks for asking. Regards, Eric

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Re: 1963 Ford 289 Tripower engine

Marauderjack,


So "quick reply" didn't post comments I sent earlier. Then in an attempt to provide more details on the Cobra and 289 engine, I replied but the website timed out on me so I'll keep this brief to prevent further frustration with the website.


Nope, ran a Teksid 4.6 DOHC engine with 99 naturally aspirated Cobra parts in my Cobra. It was awesome.


Asking $3K for the 289 package but may consider offers. Its what I have in it and I fully expect its going to take someone from the esoteric crowd " (just have to have that 1963 289 date coded April) to want it instead of a guy just wanting a SBF and slapping all the gear on a 5.0 engine which would be more affordable but honestly- Ho Hum.


Thanks for the interest, regards, Eric

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Re: 1963 Ford 289 Tripower engine

Man I would love to drop this guy in my Sunliner!

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Man I would love to drop this guy in my Sunliner!

Its here for ya, if you want it. It will be strong and beautiful under a hood.

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Re: 1963 Ford 289 Tripower engine

I quite a few photos but they all exceed this website's size limit so its easier just to reply to email with attachments than to resize the photos so just let me know. I've started this project in about 2008 and though cool to see sitting next to my workbench, I need to clear it out.

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Giving this ad a bump. I haven't had much interest and am going to list on "a popular bidding site" soon. I will entertain parting this engine package out. If interested its best to reach me via email [email protected]. I have photos and can answer any questions. I will consider a trade for a good working Kubota V2203 engine.

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Re: 1963 Ford 289 Tripower engine

Looks like a good motor for someone looking for a beefed up 289.
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