Last of the 289W

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Offline Woz

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Last of the 289W
« on: April 12, 2024, 09:50:16 am »
Hi guys,

Does anyone know what month in 1968 they changed the 289 to 302 Windsor?

My 68 289 has the engine stamp C8AE6015B which means i have a 302 block with 289 stroke and heads,
they ran out of 289 blocks and started using 302
the date code for my 289 is 8F13 meaning it was made 13 June 1968, the date code for the car is 16 July 1968,

the body has the chrome surround rear reflectors, some 68s have the flush mount type, guessing they are the later models,

Does anyone have a 289 built after 13 June 1968?

thanks
Woz 


Offline jiffy

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Re: Last of the 289W
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2024, 01:02:18 pm »
That's a very late '68 date code - I would have expected it to be a 302 as I thought 289's ran out in '67, but really I have no idea.

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Offline GEOFF289

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Re: Last of the 289W
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2024, 03:08:22 pm »
Early 5 bolts aside, are there any actual differences between a 289 and 302 block?