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Discussion in 'New to the H.A.M.B.? Introduce yourself here!' started by hvywrench, Sep 29, 2011.

  1. Maybe this for the Exhaust!!!!!!!

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  2. hvywrench
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    I am probably the wrong guy to ask about that....I am not a "FE Guru". The best place to ask that is over on the FE forum.
    I do remember seeing some questions about that intake and how it performs. If I remember, the general thoughts were that it looks cool, but there are much better manifolds out there for performance and tuning.
    There is also a book recently published where the author, Jay Brown, did an in-depth comparison with his own dyno of just about every FE intake there is. Anyone building a FE should invest in the books by Jay Brown and Barry Robotnick, there is a ton of valuable knowledge and experience contained in them.
    Between Jay's Book, "The Great FE Intake Comparo" (I think I have that right) and Barry Robotnicks book, "How To Build FE Performance Engines" (Not sure that I got that one right) just about every question one could ask about performance FEs gets answered.
    FE engines have grown a dedicated following and there are a lot of performance parts available now. Only you can decide what works best for you.
    It looks great, though!
     
  3. hvywrench
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    Saw an article on that "Tobacco King" Galaxie a couple years ago.
    Pretty amazing! Cubic Money is what it takes, I guess...
     
  4. KustomCars
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    Welcome , My Dad just showed me the video last night really cool ford and story !
     
  5. hvywrench
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    Thanks Jason!
    For the longest time I just kept quiet about it and enjoyed taking it out in 'stealth mode'. Once I got used to the idea of keeping it and enjoying it, and became more aware of how much I liked it, I got a big smile every time I fired it up.
    Things have changed a little now that Ben has made my car famous. But I still get a kick out of it.
    Bill
     
  6. hvywrench
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    I found some pics from the New Year's Eve when I pulled the car into the shop.
    I scanned the photos so maybe they aren't the best....
    This is before I thought that maybe I should try and save the car.

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    For a short time I experimented with 14" Ansen Sprints and F60-14 tires...front tires rubbed on everything.

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  7. Old&Low
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    Welcome from New Mexico Bill! Always had a soft spot for SOHCs myself but never had one when I could afford one; went the L88 route myself. You have a very cool Ford, to say the least!
     
  8. red grees
    Joined: Nov 16, 2011
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    my first ride in afactory hot rod was in a 406 tri power 4 speed galaxie when i was still riding a bicycle i havent been the same since and that wasway over 40 years ago.welcome to the h.a.m.b.RED
     
  9. Welcome from another "old Ford" lover
     
  10. TooManyFords
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    Welcome, Just saw the video. Love it. Love your car. Cant afford a 427 but love that sound.
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  11. 55delray
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    Nice ride Bill. And remember, no matter what anyone says, the car's yours. Do with it what you will. There is no wrong answer in hotrodding.
     
  12. hvywrench
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    Yessir, I agree. That is pretty evident here on the HAMB; lots of different brands and concepts that are generally appreciated for what they are and the owner's fondness for what they have is understood.
    Thanks, Bill
     
  13. OahuEli
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    Grappa! Now there's a name I haven't heard in a long time and its definitely an acquired taste. Come to think of it, it could probably be used as fuel in your Ford!:D Thats some mean stuff!
    As for your car, this is the second time I watched the video and again grinned from ear to ear as you drove it. I love the car just as it is but if you do decide to do some work on it please start a thread so we can follow along.
     
  14. hvywrench
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    Will do. My nephew thought it would be cool to film the engine rebuild. He was in the shop of the original rebuilder and thought that it had a lot of visual appeal. (it certainly ain't no hospital 'clean room'. Very old school of a place.)
    I explained how long and repetitive of a process a full rebuild was and how much time he would have to spend filming basically the same steps 8 different times. Plus all the measuring of everything before any sort of machining or assembling takes place.
    We'll see how it actually shakes out.
     
  15. SOHC427
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    Thanks Bill, it's a slow process for me, but it's coming along.

    Man, I like the slots on your car, I have always been a fan of slots, and torq thrust wheels, and the dog dish caps.

    Hopefully, that SOHC will be in the frame rails, by Christmas!

    Eric
     
  16. hvywrench
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    Nice! I think that the Torque Thrusts are good period wheels for these cars. Always liked them. Do you have 'glass bumpers? or are they just stripped and painted?
    I agonized over buying a teardrop hood and 'glass bumpers from Crites. Probably won't... managed to locate a couple of used bumpers in good shape that make a big difference in the first impression.
     
  17. 60 ford
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    Welcome to H.A.M.B. cool car, Had a 64 galaxie while I was in high school wasn't a 427 it had a 390. I wish I had it back.
     
  18. SOHC427
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    Bill, I had to watch the video, again, and lust over the pics you posted.
    Loved the slots, and please keep us posted with the project!

    Eric
     
  19. hvywrench
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    Hey Eric, thanks. Those pics are scans from photos that I had forgotten I had stashed away, they do have a certain appeal. Never really took a lot of pictures of my iron. Was looking for pics of my plow truck and found the shots of the car from the early/mid 90s.
    The slots are 14 x 7 Ansen Sprints (Unilug, not the best) that I had on my '66 Fairlane. I put them on the '64 to get rid of the mish-mash of rotten tires and mismatched rims. The fronts scrubbed pretty badly on the wheel lips. I still have the rims somewhere in my piles of 'stuff'.
    Post #3 of this thread has shots from this summer with the better bumpers and less dust. I'll try to be more proactive with pictures when I tinker with the car.
     
  20. TooManyFords
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    I painted mine to give the look of Fiberglass. 1000 for bumper rechrome isnt in the budget for now.
     
  21. cool car! welcome to the HAMB
     
  22. 390Merc
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    I could watch that video on a daily basis and never get tired of it! I've been swapping wheels/tires on my Galaxie the last couple years. The steelies and dog dish caps have been my preference for the last 20 years, but I finally caved in and tried some different combos to give it that old high school hotrod look.
    The Cragars were already mounted on a set of tires my dad gave me that were on a car he bought about 3 years ago. This year I switched to the polished slots and raised white letter tires. I like the slots a lot!
     

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  23. hvywrench
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    That is one beautiful car! Any of those combos works just fine with the shiny black. For a while (way back when) I was tired of Cragar S/S but that was because they were everywhere. I like 'em on your's just fine.
    The polish on the slots makes a big difference.
    Bill
     
  24. 390Merc:

    Love the GALAXIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Fast Eddie

    Hopefully mine looks that good one day, just finished ripping mine apart for the paint shop next month

    This is my inspiration!!!!

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  25. 390Merc
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    Thanks for the compliment Bill! I never cared for the mag wheel combos 20-30 years ago, but now that they aren't mainstream any more, I really like seeing them on something that would have been in the high school parking lot back then.
    Weather is taking a turn for the worse this coming week so I got mine out for what could be the last time for a few months. Wasn't easy on it either! My daughter enjoyed the ride I took her in it too!
     
  26. hvywrench
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  27. hvywrench
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    Fast Eddie: Just watched your "Sick Addiction" vid with all the A/FX Comets, etc. that was posted over on the FE Forum. Very cool!
    Most of that stuff was back about the time when I was following drag racing a lot as a high schooler.
    Nice!
     
  28. SOHC427
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    Hey 390Merc, that is one nice looking 64! Black is always such a nice color on the old Fords. Mine was painted Black, at one time, but I went back to stock.
    I love that car, of yours.
    Thanks, Eric
     
  29. 9310alloy
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    Welcome , Neat , Kool , I Like it.........
     
  30. sic944t
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    from ohio

    ive got a 55 ford that would be its identical twin in terms of crustiness but i gotta say one big hairy burnout at the end would have really driven that home
     

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