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Full-size Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury cars » Show Me Your Ride(s) » November 19, 2013 5:17 pm

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Welcome to the Forum!  Nice ride.  Tell us about the plans you have for your car.

Full-size Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury cars » Member Intro » September 16, 2013 8:16 pm

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Johnson wrote:

Good evening everyone. Just logged on as Johnson because it was all I could think of at the time. My first name is Brian. I'm the second owner of a '64 Fastback 500 (non XL) The car is currently undergoing a mild restoration. I'll try to post as I go along, and ask for patience on posting pictures. My '64 is well optioned, and a pretty solid car. Factory A/C, AM/FM, and a few years ago, I found some 4-door power windows (I hope to adapt) and a swing-a-way steering. 352 and Cruise-O-Matic. Wimbeldon White with blue interior. It's also a well documented car. The original owner's manual has a listing of past service records. Even has original warranty card enclosed. Still has the dealership decal on the trunk. Haven't drove it in years (plates expired in 1996) but hope to have it on the road next year. Look forward to hearing from many of you, and hope to share in progress.  

Welcome!  Yes, we would love to see more of your car and find out the details of whatever you are doing to get it back on the road.  Sounds like a great car!
 

Full-size Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury cars » Show Me Your Ride(s) » September 16, 2013 10:54 am

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The '67 is my favorite year Mustang.  I currently own 3 T5 trannys - all Chevy versions.  Lets's just say I can't decide what to do, so I like having options.  Ha!http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/grin.png

Full-size Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury cars » Temp gauge is hot - time for an electric fan. » September 15, 2013 4:26 am

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I agree that all of the factory cooling methods should work fine.  Another factor necessary is having the proper fan shroud.  My engine is .030 over.  Adding electric fan cooling will help in those "stuck in traffic" moments.  I had my radiator checked prior to installing.  I can't comment on the condition of the block.  I'm getting to drive my car more now that it runs well after the new distributor installation.

Full-size Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury cars » Show Me Your Ride(s) » September 14, 2013 5:31 pm

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Corson wrote:

Wow, really nice looking Galaxie! I'm looking for a set of wheels like the ones on your 500 for my 67 Mustang, Happen to know the model/name or what they came off?
 

Thanks for the compliment.  The wheels on my 66 Galaxie are called Appliance Wiremag and are no longer made.  The woven spokes are really not a spokes, but are cast into the metal (aluminum).  They were popular in the early and mid seventies.  I think your best chance to find some would be cruising some junkyards and watching eBay.  Every once in a while, I will run across an older vehicle with Wiremags and the owner has no idea what they are or how nice they can look if polished.

Full-size Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury cars » My 66 has new life! » September 10, 2013 5:55 am

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63gal427 wrote:

If it was running rough and a new distritor replacement was needed, sounds like the shaft might have had a fair bit of slack in it.  $45 is very cheap! 

 
Yep!  Slack in the shaft. Now it feels like a new car. Just gotta get some better cooling and I'll drive the tires off the thing.

Full-size Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury cars » My 66 has new life! » September 9, 2013 7:28 pm

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Ok, so I finally have a car that runs properly.  For over 3 years now, I have been driving my 66 Galaxie 500 with a 289 and did NOT realize that it SHOULD BE running better than it was.  I dismissed the only fair drivability to the fact that it only had a 289ci and it was a BIG car.  Lately, I was getting a lot of stumbling and even a few stalls at the light on a perfectly warm engine.  Local shop took a look at it.  "You need a new distributor" they said.  About 2 hours of labor (yeah, I've never replaced one before) and only $45 less in my wallet and now I have a car that RUNS GREAT!

I'm delighted AND MAD all at the same time.  Better throttle performance, power, easier starts, shorter warm ups are some of the things I've seen and I know I'll get better MPG.  So why am I mad too?  I have missed out on nearly 3 years of great driving because of this unrecognized problem.

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Full-size Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury cars » Temp gauge is hot - time for an electric fan. » September 7, 2013 6:37 pm

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Daze wrote:

I put all my stuff together from individual components.  I started with a good aluminum radiator.  The fans I used were aftermarket ones.  If I had the room between my engine and radiator I would have used a Lincoln MarkVIII fan.  That is hands down the best fan choice on the market, assuming you have enough clearance.  I used a control module from the local auto parts store.  It is adjustable and has a probe that mounts in the radiator.  Works well but I wish I could have fit the Mark VIII fan.

My friend pointed out that my radiator cap was old and didn't hold pressure.  I replaced it and sure enough, my temp stays 185 - 190 now.  I still plan to upgrade to an electric fan.  Summit racing recommends 2800 - 3000 cfm for a small block V8.

Full-size Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury cars » Member Intro » August 31, 2013 4:59 pm

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primetime wrote:

i have a 1967 galaxie 500, 2 door fastback, 390.  as soon as i figure out how to post pics to this board i will.

 Primetime,
Welcome!  I am also here in Columbia, SC.  Would love to get in touch and chat about Galxies over some coffee sometime.  Jay

Full-size Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury cars » Temp gauge is hot - time for an electric fan. » August 30, 2013 11:14 am

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Day,
I've seen my temp gauge climb above 190 - 200 too many times now.  Hot days here in SC make it too risky to drive my 66 Galaxie with a stock 289.
 
You installed an electric fan on your 62.
 
What advice do you have for me.  I need something that I can understand.  If I get a fan from the junkyard, I won't know what to look for or what to do.
 
I expect a kit would have the fan, a temp sensor and a switch plus all the clips and stuff to attach it.
Recommendations?
Help please.

Jay
 

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