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Picked up a nice Galaxie!!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by vintageauto, Apr 29, 2012.

  1. RAF
    Joined: Sep 13, 2008
    Posts: 436

    from MA.

    Great looking car and really like the dog dish hubcaps.
  2. Badass car for sure.
  3. wetatt4u
    Joined: Nov 4, 2006
    Posts: 2,146


    Would be nicer if it had three pedals ,


    I lOVE IT anyway...........

    Jimmaneeeeeeeee thats very cool ,
    love the color combo also...

    Again.nice. Have fun.............
  4. SOHC427
    Joined: Apr 5, 2009
    Posts: 1,028


    Wow, Nice score!!

    You will enjoy that car, for sure!
    Joined: Feb 1, 2010
    Posts: 271


    It does have three pedals........

    That is a super clean galaxie!
  6. JEM
    Joined: Feb 6, 2007
    Posts: 1,040


    Yeah, look thru the window, that shifter's no automatic.

    That AC is a Ford unit. There were two Ford-supplied AC systems at that time that could be considered 'factory' though there was no functional difference between 'factory' and dealer-installed.

    The biggest negative of the AC (pretty much all AC systems of that day) is the reciprocating compressor. I know a little Sanden compressor isn't exactly 'period' but they do work better...
  7. 40 & 61 Fords
    Joined: May 17, 2006
    Posts: 1,999

    40 & 61 Fords

    ooops! My Bad!

    "It is an automatic with a Hurst "Indy" shifter...looks like a 4-speed"

    Looked at the pics, saw the words Hurst "Indy" shifter.....a 4-speed, and thought it WAS a stick car.

    I guess I'd add some 427 flags and REALLY throw people off!! :)
  8. Blades
    Joined: May 25, 2006
    Posts: 1,188

    from Chicago

    Love the tail on that car. Keeping it long term?
  9. mart3406
    Joined: May 31, 2009
    Posts: 3,055

    from Canada

    Yep..first add some 427 fender flags
    to throw them off....and then, add a
    dual-quad 427 & 4sd, to blow them
    them off

  10. 45_70Sharps
    Joined: May 19, 2010
    Posts: 331


    Awesome car.
    I had one back about '95 or so with the 390 and automatic.
    Wish I still had that car. Best looking galaxie in my opinion.
  11. Very nice and brings back memories of my dads 1964 black/red interior Galaxie 500 XL. Always wished I could find that one.
  12. I'm already lookin at the 390/427 Flags for the front....Can't hurt....It has a "TASCA Ford" dealer logo on the trunk.

    Regarding the shifter...I had the same type in a 66 Coronet years back. It fooled me then as well....Gotta love the look.

  13. That 289 will be way too under-powered for you, Murph, so you might as well sell it to me now and get it over with.:).........Don.
  14. BOP-Nut
    Joined: Oct 20, 2008
    Posts: 746


    Really, really nice car. Why would you want to put flags on it for a motor it doesn't have though?! That's like kids these days that put SS badges on V6 Camaros.

    Funny that people are arguing over if it's M/T or A/T when he stated what it is in the first post.

    Again, great pick up. I'd love to cruise around in that car.
    Joined: Oct 1, 2008
    Posts: 408


    Very nice!!! I have a sweet spot for Galaxies...
  16. RagtopBuick66
    Joined: Dec 12, 2011
    Posts: 1,180


    I think I've got a couple of 390 flag-chickens out in the workshop. They're probably not in the greatest shape, but with a small brush, a little enamel, and some time (beer seems to make fine detail work look good after a while, too...) they could be really sharp looking again. I've already done one. Shoot me a PM if you want 'em! WAS going to use them on MY Galaxie, but the drivetrain has gotten waaaaaaay out of hand and I've decided to go clean and keep 'em guessing.

    Actually, I have more 63/64 Galaxie parts out in the workshop than I know what to do with. Let me know if you're looking for just about anything, LOL.
  17. TooManyFords
    Joined: May 21, 2008
    Posts: 553

    from Peotone IL

    Nice Gal, My galaxie had a very similar a/c unit in the trunk when I bought it. It is going back on.
  18. madgrinder
    Joined: Feb 5, 2005
    Posts: 323


    Good God damn that's a beautiful Galaxie! :eek:
  19. 1955 LEDSLED
    Joined: Jun 25, 2009
    Posts: 151

    1955 LEDSLED
    from LONG BEACH

    That Gal looks like its in real nice shape. Welcome to the club.
  20. Hey Don...Not yet! Unlike the 32 Roadster....I can fit in this one...LOL
    See you at the Showdown?

  21. ........See you there.:)
  22. 61 Fairlane
    Joined: Feb 10, 2006
    Posts: 307

    61 Fairlane

    Great looking car Murph!
  23. fergie059
    Joined: Jun 27, 2010
    Posts: 68

    from ohio

    Love that car
  24. NashRodMan
    Joined: Jul 8, 2004
    Posts: 1,965


    Hey Murph,

    I thought you'd like to know that the car must have started its life in Mass since Tasca Ford is in Seekonk, Mass and were huge in racing back in the day. I just looked them up online and see that they still are into racing. Here is the link. Thats pretty cool! The car is awesome!

  25. Hey Paul...Thanks for the TASCA link. I was lucky to get the car...almost had to knock some lookers out of the way....I was bigger....LOL

  26. Thanks Chuck...Went to visit Greg today and we took a few pics.

    Everyone, the Turq. 63 is a 9 second 1/4 mile car, but it was built for the street...went for a nice ride today almost lost my lunch......WOW.
    Take a look at a few of the pics.


    Attached Files:

  27. 40 & 61 Fords
    Joined: May 17, 2006
    Posts: 1,999

    40 & 61 Fords

    Man you got a good lookin' car, Murph!!!
  28. Couple of sweet Galaxies there.:D
  29. Edsel58a
    Joined: Jan 17, 2008
    Posts: 790


    Great Galaxie.... Love the 63 and 64's. Be careful of that shifter, it can jump out of park unless it has some type of locking mechanism. I had one before and watched my Ranchero roll away after getting out. Do not know if the design was ever changed. Just an FYI

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