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Full-size Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury cars » Five speed behind a 289 in '63 Galaxie » April 25, 2019 6:27 am

Raccoonman
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Daze; great cheat sheet and THANKS for putting it all together.

Full-size Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury cars » Five speed behind a 289 in '63 Galaxie » April 24, 2019 6:04 am

Raccoonman
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It's a six bolt bell; so, what do I look for? Mustang 302/5.0 setup? For now, at least, I'd rather stick with the stock clutch pedal linkage.

Full-size Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury cars » Five speed behind a 289 in '63 Galaxie » April 23, 2019 6:21 am

Raccoonman
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Using the factory clutch system and bell housing, is it possible to put a 5 speed behind the factory 289? I figure to have to swap out the clutch disc at the very least. Where does this put the shift lever? What about the speedometer drive? Driveshaft issues? Trans cross member/mount issues? 

Full-size Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury cars » Anyone put a Hydraulic Clutch in their big Gal? » April 15, 2019 1:33 pm

Raccoonman
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I'd be interested in seeing how a 5speed and hydraulic (or cable) clutch would go in behind a 6 bolt 289 myself. Two more gears would give the old girl better legs....

Full-size Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury cars » Finally got another 63.5 Sportsroof to replace the one I sold 25 years » April 15, 2019 8:52 am

Raccoonman
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Sorted out my ignition, replaced the fuel tank, got my outside lights working and did some patching on the floor. Need to replace the ignition switch because the one in it won't retain the key cylinder, and need to replace the headlight switch as I believe it to be the reason the dash lights don't work. Did some prelim research and my car was built in June of '63 at the Atlanta plant. Factory bare bones for a Galaxie 500; no power anything, and three speed manual.Single speed wipers, heater, other than a dash clock, nothing else. Oh; also did some work on the front seat to get the slides working, but one of the ball bearings was missing and I don't know what size to get to put in the slide. slathered white grease into it and it works okay for now. My original was black on black, with a '68 390 4v and C6 trans in it. It was an XL but the interior had been robbed out of it when I got it and I put a standard 500 interior in it. By the time I sold it, it had a trunk full of extra parts (many of which I could use NOW).

Full-size Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury cars » engine swap 289 to 352 » April 3, 2019 12:34 pm

Raccoonman
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Do you have enough room in between the fan and radiator with the engine so far forward? Also, does the C6 shift lever have the possibility of being flipped like the one in a C4? I've done several C4 swaps on Mustangs/Falcons and had to go either way to get the lever aligned correctly. I'd go to the trouble of locating a correct set of FE frame mounts and move the engine back.

Full-size Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury cars » Need picture please. Doing stock power window conversion on '63 Merc » April 3, 2019 12:25 pm

Raccoonman
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It's been 25 years since I parted out a '63 Galaxie 500XL sedan that had full power; I can't recall how the wiring was routed, unfortunately. I had a service manual then and it had a supplement that covered power options. Hopefully somebody can scan the manual for you and get you rolling (or not rolling) your windows!

Full-size Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury cars » 1961 Fairlane 500 Restoration » April 3, 2019 12:20 pm

Raccoonman
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Looks like you've got your hands full! I passed on two different '62 Galaxies because they had Y-blocks and I wasn't aware of their potential at the time. Both were driveable cars but not great. 

Full-size Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury cars » Drastic measures on the 66 » April 3, 2019 12:15 pm

Raccoonman
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Bumping this thread because I got so frustrated with that car's issues I traded it off. Every repair created another problem. In reality, I screwed myself buying it without going to see it. Lesson well learned! Drastic measures indeed!

Classifieds » 1960 Starliner fender scripts and 1963 Galaxie s/s fender skirts » April 3, 2019 11:09 am

Raccoonman
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The last remaining pieces of my '60 Starliner; a pair of good gold anodized scripts from the front fenders. As far as I know, nobody reproduces these. $85 for the pair.
Also a pair of fair stainless steel fender skirts off my 63.5 Galaxie. I don't like fender skirts in general, so I'm willing to part with these. They're fair, not great, got some scuff marks. $200 for the pair.
BUT:
I would trade these items for a complete 63 or 64 Automatic trans mast jacket with shift lever and accompanying brake pedal for A/T.

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