The 289 High Performance Mustang Book is Back!

The 289 High Performance Mustang Book is Back!


A Mustang enthusiast’s reference library is never truly complete. Over the years we’ve bought many books to aid in restorations, maintenance, repairs, and more on our classic Mustangs. Even though we don’t own a Mustang with Ford’s venerable 289ci High-Performance engine option, we’ve driven many. They hold a special place in our Mustang heart with their solid lifter clack and high-revving nature. The Hi-Po is of course a much-sought option as well, so knowing what to look for, how to repair them, and what special parts were used in their assembly is paramount to finding that perfect Hi-Po Mustang.

The 289 High Performance Mustang by Tony Gregory has been out of print for several years, but it is now back with its fourth edition printing. The fourth edition is the most comprehensive version yet and the pages have been digitally remastered with larger/brighter pictures that are easier to see the details and easier on your eyes. The book is really two books in one, with a technical reference book and the 289 Hi-Po registry. Currently the registry has over 1,400 Hi-Po Mustangs listed.

The book is 182 pages and features 102 black & white images and 28 color images. There is information pertaining to engineering change levels, build sheets, buck tags, a five-page spreadsheet of all the suspension parts on K-code Mustangs, a copy of the Ford Warranty Acknowledgment Form, and more! Our friends at Virginia Classic Mustang sent us a note to let us know that the latest edition is on the shelf and ready for shipping. You can order it under VCM’s PN LT50 for $39.95 at


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