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289 HP motor "have you seen this?"
« on: September 12, 2019, 08:42:12 PM »
I have a '66 Hipo block, harmonic balancer, and intake that seem to be parts born together.   It does have a San Jose Mustang VIN, but before we get excited, it's a coupe.   (cant remember if I looked into trans am coupe date codes, but I believe i did....hmm.)  Anyway, I'll post some pics.   Take a look at the "K" in the VIN stamped.   A friend said it looks like they made the K with a Zand and 1 maybe.   Just curious if anyone has a similar K stamp on a Shelby or seen one like it anywhere. 

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Re: 289 HP motor "have you seen this?"
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2019, 09:33:51 PM »
Anomalies happen. With that said I haven't seen one like that but of course I haven't seen all that are possible. That "K" is not typical from what I have seen.
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Re: 289 HP motor "have you seen this?"
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2019, 09:41:37 PM »
VIN details and anomalies are not something I feel real comfortable discussion in a public setting like some of the other details.

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Re: 289 HP motor "have you seen this?"
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2019, 09:56:36 PM »
Yeah, agreed Jeff...Iím the same way with the baja broncos.  Thanks for your replies.  It sure is weird.  I think.  I know where itís been since 86 too.

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Re: 289 HP motor "have you seen this?"
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2019, 08:49:57 AM »
I have a '66 Hipo block, harmonic balancer, and intake that seem to be parts born together.   It does have a San Jose Mustang VIN, but before we get excited, it's a coupe.   (cant remember if I looked into trans am coupe date codes, but I believe i did....hmm.)  Anyway, I'll post some pics.   Take a look at the "K" in the VIN stamped.   A friend said it looks like they made the K with a Zand and 1 maybe.   Just curious if anyone has a similar K stamp on a Shelby or seen one like it anywhere.

Yes. You will find a lot of them stamped with a "K" like that during a certain period of production.

I've documented quite a few examples including the original engine in a car of my own.
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Re: 289 HP motor "have you seen this?"
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2019, 04:29:25 PM »
  +1 San Jose did many with an l stamp , hit three times. The trick as is to know "when" as some were clearly done with a conventional K stamp. Like Jeff said some details shouldn't be "public" but it is also important to know that anomalies in this case did happen.
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Re: 289 HP motor "have you seen this?"
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2019, 04:34:32 PM »
Think we're doing well side stepping the details while confirming the possibility. Hopefully we don't get a couple of dozen new VIN stampings done based on the "possibility" and the picture ;)
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