Engine 289 connecting rod

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    I was taking apart my '66 289 and noticed that the connecting rods don't have oil holes in them but the bearings have holes. Found this a bit odd, is it normal?

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    65 had oiler holes ,66 up did not. but all the bearings do
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    The 260 and 289 High Performance had oil squirters, but the Mustang 289 did not.
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    every 65 289 i have ever taken apart had oiler rods 2v and 4 v, just took apart at 2v 289 it had oilers.
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    Got pix?
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    Hi Guys,
    I have a set of C8OEs that do "not" have "oiler" holes,
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    the rods have part -C3AE ,the oiler hole is at the top of the bearing and exits at the base of the I beam. this one is from a 2 V 1965 289 IMG_2481.JPG IMG_2482.JPG IMG_2483.JPG
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