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Full-size Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury cars » T5 Compared to a TKX For a Classic Ford » December 21, 2021 2:35 pm

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Just a little something I put together.  This is going to end up in my 62 Galaxie


 

Full-size Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury cars » Power steering » November 15, 2021 3:00 pm

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I have an eps unit out of a Preis that I am going to put in My mustang.  Should be doable on the Galaxie but based on the research I have done R&P is not required but highly recommended for an EPS swap

Full-size Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury cars » 1961 Fairlane 500 Restoration » October 5, 2021 8:10 am

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Looks fantastic, I can't weight to see more.  When its all said and done you going with the original color or something else?

Full-size Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury cars » 1963 Ford Galaxie disc brake conversion. » March 30, 2021 9:19 am

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How close is the fit?  Is there an option to remove a little material from the caliper to get it to fit or if its close can you put a spacer on the front of the hub?  Sometimes adding a spacer will get the clearance you need because the rim opens up as it moves away from the mounting flange.  I would not do the Granada spindles.  They will lower the front end about 1", they will throw off the camber curve and the ackerman angle will be off.  The LTD II spindles will work BUT the lower your car sits the less camber you will get.  At OEM ride height they work fine and there should bairly be enough camber adjustment to get it to 0 but any height below stock and your camber numbers will go positive.  That is why I am dumping my LTD II spindles because my front end sits about 1" lower than stock. The 69 LTD spindles are probably your best option on a budget.  They should fit in the rims and the geometry is identical to the early Galaxie. Keep in mind that replacement rotors and calipers are expensive.  If you want to spend some money Wilwood offers a kit to work with the OEM spindles. The list price is $744.79, with my comercial account with them I could get you a set for less than that but I am not sure how much less.  

Full-size Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury cars » 9" Rear End Leak » February 2, 2021 12:34 pm

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There is a gasket that goes between the third member and the housing and any auto parts store should have one, however I prefer RTV.  Pull the pumpkin, clean both mating surfaces then cote the pumpkin surface with a thin layer of RTV.  Reinstall the third member and tighten it down a little at a time adding a small amount to each nut, working your way around the differential.  After 3 or 4 trips around it should be tight.  Give it at least an hour to cure before adding fluid.

Full-size Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury cars » Member Intro » December 29, 2020 10:17 pm

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Thanks for posting, sounds like a fun car. Got any pix?

Full-size Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury cars » grand marquis wheels » December 3, 2020 9:45 am

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I can not say for sure but I do know this.  I put grand aluminum turbo stile marquis rims and tires from an 84 on my 62 at one point and there were no fitment issues.

Full-size Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury cars » Rebuilding my 66 Galaxie » December 3, 2020 9:44 am

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I know the old saying "you've got to crack a few eggs to make an omelette" but It always makes me a little sad to see a car in that torn apart state before you start replacing parts.  Should be a beauty when you are done!!

Full-size Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury cars » 1961 Mercury Front Brake Adjustment » October 30, 2020 7:45 am

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Some times there is no plug. Is there a slot?  Can you post a picture of the plate?

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