1967 Cougar 289. Rebuild the 289 or get a Crate engine.
If this is your first build, and you don't plan on building many more, I would just buy the crate engine. There are so many things that you will probably miss that will cause you greif later on, I know building your own would give you a feeling of accomplishment, but, lots of things you should know before you build your own.1967 Cougar 289. Rebuild the 289 or get a Crate engine.
I'm not against a DIY - just know that you will need a whole gammit of tools for going the mod route and really study the proceess and art of it to understand whats needing checked. You will learn much but spend more on this one....the next ones will be cheaper and you will have some tools and experience to use! Lots of info and good books to use....be sure to pick up one up. Make friends with your local machine shop!! (6 packs on a friday may help! LOL) ;>) Keep us posted