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289 - 302

Postby ken81 » Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:09 pm

hi I am restoring a 1961 comet and looking to put a v8 in it and would like to know if any year 302 or 289 will bolt right in and where is a good place to find parts for my comet and a motor thanks
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Re: 289 - 302

Postby bmmaurer » Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:42 am

I am presently removing a V-8 260 and Auto trans from my '63. Engine will need a rebuild because of a tap and trans has low miles on a full rebuild. Let me know if interested.

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Re: 289 - 302

Postby bmmaurer » Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:43 am

Where you located?
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Re: 289 - 302

Postby bmmaurer » Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:44 am

Also, a 6 cylinder trans will not work with a V-8 tranny...
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Re: 289 - 302

Postby ken81 » Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:25 pm

I am in upstate ny and I don't have the original motor or tranny I plane on putting a 302 and a c4 trany & 9inch rear in it just need to know out of what year mustang will all of that will just bolt up to my 61 comet thanks
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Re: 289 - 302

Postby lavron » Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:08 pm

ken81 wrote:will all of that will just bolt up to my 61 comet thanks


The quick answer to that is none as far as I know, there is going to be some kind of modification required because 61 Comets never had a V8 in them, someone can probably give you the information for the easiest way to do it but the early Comets have smaller engine bay than the Mustangs.

Sorry I can not be more help than that but I have never done anything remotely like you want to do, but I am sure it is very doable.

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Re: 289 - 302

Postby popscomet » Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:25 pm

anything is doable...in the hot rod world....but is it really worth it ?? jmo....pop....what's wrong with a neat 6cyl,,that never gives any problems,,,turn the key and it performs like a clock....at my age and lookin back,,trust me when I ask,,,WHY ? but the hot rodder in me from yrs ago ,,,I see were your coming from....on asking ….POP
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Re: 289 - 302

Postby bmmaurer » Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:23 am

[quote="ken81"]hi I am restoring a 1961 comet and looking to put a v8 in it and would like to know if any year 302 or 289 will bolt right in...

To answer this question simply... No
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