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  • #9993
    dino
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    Pual C. asks
    :”FORD question? Did Ford have a special order 289/271HP K-Code engine for the 1966
    Ford Fairlane or Mercury Comet/Cyclone. Not a production line car, but a special order?

    #20724
    bossguy
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    65 yes, 66 no. 66 was a bigger body and the 390GT engine was available. Ain’t that right Drake!!

    #20849
    paul-ceasrine
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    BOSSGUY (Ford Tech),
    Yes, I know the 390 cars (GT and GTA) with the 335HP (Holley carbed) were the popular choice for 66′.
    And the K-Code was available in the Mustangs only. But in doing some research, I found a
    couple Canadien cars came with a special order K-Code (factory special order) 289/271HP.
    Am I in the right direction, or is this a misnomer. In 1966, they ran in D/S, along with the
    K-Code Mustangs. Though a little heavier than the Mustang, it still fit into the D/S
    factor of 10.60 to 11.29 weight/break. Supposedly only a handful of 4-speed only cars
    went across the border?? Just like a handful of those K-Code Falcons, that were sent over the border earlier.
    Paul

    #21121
    paul-ceasrine
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    BOSSGUY or Mystery Drake?
    Found some more info on those K-Code 289/271HP 66′ cars.
    Maybe you can help.
    I guess back in 65′, (8) Falcon Sport 289/271HP K-Code cars found there way into Canada, through the Oakville Ontario Ford Plant.
    A friend of mine has located a 66′ Ford Fairlane 289/271HP 4-speed car in Canada.
    Supposedly only (4) were built, as a special order only. Whether it was a K-Code order or
    a #992 order, he cannot find info. It went through Rankin Ford, again supposedly. I made a mistake earlier, the car did not run in D/S in 66′, it ran in E/S in 66′ (heavier than the
    Mustang, which ran in D/S). Trying to find photos of it at, St. Thomas Dragway.
    Paul

    #21125
    dino
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    4 made ? what the heck is that Worth?

    #21143
    john-sachs-sr
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    Also,as I recall,the ’65 289/271 hp cars had a 5 bolt bell housing.In ’66 they went to a 6 bolt bell housing(different block). 😯
    John 😉

    #21146
    bossguy
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    True Dat John! 😀

    #21147
    paul-ceasrine
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    DINO,
    I’m a Mopar Guy, so I’m not sure what the proper value would be.
    Though only (4) were made, as per the information forwarded. Unless there’s some
    documented paperwork or supposed racing history, hard to determine the value.
    Those 65′ Falcon Sports (289/271 HiPo) are worth around $50,000. But they have documentation. Hard to believe, but they ran in B/S in 1967.
    Now, I wouldn’t mind having a 69′ Boss 429 Cougar. How many of them were made Boss Guy?
    Paul (That’s not a trick question 😀 )

    #21148
    bossguy
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    Only 2 Boss 429 Cougars, Fast Eddie and Dyno Don Both were made in 69 but when Shartmans was being finished in august of 69 it was upgraded to 70 fiberglas front end and dash. Both cars are still around but in sad shape, undergoing long term restoration.


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    #21174
    paul-ceasrine
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    BOSSGUY,
    Very nice. I guess the Boss 429 Cougars were in the same class as the Boss 429 Mustangs?
    C/S or SS/F, unless they were modified for Pro/Stock?
    Excellent documentation you posted.
    Obviously not too practical for the street, at 6 Miles/Gallon.
    Paul

    #21181
    don-kauer
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    Hi, I’m a Chevy guy but I’ve never showed disrespect for a Ford or a Mopar….We all would talk crap to each other but as I’ve aged I am now a fan of all three………Having said that the Boss Cougar is one of my very favorite Fords, the other one being the Thunderbolt………….Great pics guys……………….Don Kauer…………

    #21202
    paul-ceasrine
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    Don K,
    I have to agree, but you cannot not say CHEVY on a Ford thread 😮
    A Boss 429 Cougar would be my choice also.
    T-Bolts mucho fast, just ask Butch “California Flash” Leal.
    Does anyone remember that Ford dealership in Peekskill, “Behensky Ford’?
    Paul C

    #21203
    smokncobrajet
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    Was it called Behensky Ford? We always just referred to it as Peekskill Ford.In 1976 we bought the first Mustang ll (so the salesguy said) on the east coast.You could only get the auto because of California emission restrictions or something like that.They came out with the 4 spds in March of 76.Driving that car was just like driving a Pinto.It was donated to a scrap yard in Cold Spring when it hit 150K,cause it didn’t run anymore.
    J~~~

    #21204
    paul-ceasrine
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    JUNE,
    What are you doing up so early.
    OH, my other favorite Ford was a green Mach 1 428 Mustang 😀
    Only if the wife was driving, she shifted better than her husband 😆
    I think that Ford dealership, going down the hill into Peekskill was ‘Behensky’ first, then may have switched to Peekskill Ford. If I remember correctly, my father did cylinder heads for them, and they raced a 69′ Boss 302 (the owners son had it) in SS/J (I think). They also
    had a 67′ or 68′ Shelby.
    How’s Rudy.
    LOL Paulie

    #21206
    vbob
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    HEY
    Fords,
    My buddie Richie’s Mac 1 428 CJ. AKA the deer huntin’ car, go to N.Y. on Sundays ta buy beer car. OH,he put headers and a H M oody deep pan on it, ripped that s– off on the first high man hole cover in Waterbury.OH,OH blew the rear,state cops pulled us over for excessive noise, bad ring and pinion ) !
    Drove it to the bone yard! Oh, that was my Fairlane 500!
    ‘V’


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