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hi, im new to making cars hot rods, I have a 1968 ford mustang coupe that has a straight 6 200ci in it and i recently bought a 289 that I want to build, but I dont know much myself on what exactly to do to give it alot of horsepower, Ive got almost $1000 saved up to put into it, i know i will need alot more but any advice you can give to get me started would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Steve

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I'd keep the 6 in it, you will save money and be diffrent. they can easally pull 250 Hp with a turbocharger of the right size without much else work, and upwards of 300 if you intercool it and run over 10 psi of boost, actully 7.5 PSI generally gains 30-40% more Hp and somthing like 60% at 15 PSI. if you put the V8 in it, you will need to find frame mounts, spindals and a 8" rear end. your 200 has a non loadomatic distributor with mechanicle advance so your pretty much set as far as that goes. a Turbo setup might run you $800 using a good garret, a T3/T4 hybrid would work awsome. I'm going to turbocharge my '67 200 in my '67 Falcon, so I guess I really like boosted 6's. you would only need to drill out the jets in the carb a little, remove the choke and boost refrence the fuel pump by drilling out the fuel pump vent out to 1/8" and tapping a 1/8" fitting with brake line in there to a place on the turbocharger/ piping or air hat that will see boost and changing the head gasket so you get 8.8:1 compression, by using the newer style thick gasket rather than an OEM .025 compressed shim gasket. that 289 will cost more than 1k to build, you might have 1k in parts but that dosn't cover machining.
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Here are some links for the six.
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thanks for your guys advice i really appreciate it
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