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Post  68galaxie on May 12th 2010, 2:42 pm

Hello everyone,

Great forum. Have followed this form and 460ford for quite some time.
I have a 1968 Galaxie with a 502 cu inch BBF.
Block: DOVE-A 4.390" bore 12.5 CR Venolia pistons
Crank: 4.15" stroke offset ground cast iron
Heads: A429 - much modified - awesome heads
Intake: Victor 460
Carb: Chuck Nuytten 1050 dominator
Cam: Crane R-276/4334-2S-10
Lifters: Crower HIPPO
Springs: Manley 221424-16
Rockers: Crower stainless
Tranny: C6 rollerized built by Synergy Flow Systems - Lethbridge AB (sf600 flow bench head porting and trannys)
Converter: 8" A1
Rear Diff: 9" Detroit locker Currie 9+ housing 31 spline axles

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Post  Tony M on May 12th 2010, 9:44 pm

Welcome to the site. Awsome car ! is it a fastback ? Cool
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Post  '65 T-BOLT on May 12th 2010, 10:57 pm

welcome to the forum! no need to go back to the other site.
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Post  68galaxie on May 13th 2010, 9:25 am

Yes it is a fastback. I bought it for $550.00 when I was 15.
When I was young and poor I kept modifying the 390. 4 barrel cast iron manifold
and dual exhaust was the first thing. Then I added a 3.56 geared 9" differential.
Then came the Hooker headers - a big ticket item back in the 80's over $600.00.
Next was an aluminum intake and cam change (one of several) Last cam in the 390 was a Lunati
stock class cheater cam.
The car sat in my parents garage for 10 years. Then came the BBF.
What an enormous difference - 500+ cu in does the job.
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Post  windsor on May 13th 2010, 12:14 pm

Awesome car! Would love to see more pics and info Wink

Maybe do a thread in the "Proven Build" section.

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Post  Tony M on May 13th 2010, 1:41 pm

Cool. My father had a 68 XL GT fastback 390 4spd. That was the gateway drug to the way I am today. I would love to see more photos. Its not a body style that you see many of.
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Post  511Fox on May 13th 2010, 6:21 pm

I must say nice car and welcome to the site.

We need more pics. Very Happy

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Post  bruno on May 16th 2010, 5:44 am

welcome to the site ...... and x2 we need some more pics Cool

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Post  Ranch71460 on May 20th 2010, 7:10 am

Good to see another "local" here. Can't wait to meet you and see your car in person.
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Post  68galaxie on June 3rd 2010, 12:29 pm

Picture when I was in high school.
Did alot of cruising in Lethbridge back them.
390 at that time.
Also the old paint job too. Those wheels were popular way back then.
Now the car sits much lower on the back.

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Post  Tony M on June 3rd 2010, 6:06 pm

cool rare Ford indeed ! Cool
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Post  meteor545 on June 8th 2010, 4:51 pm

welcome from red deer

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Post  jasonf on June 9th 2010, 8:38 am

Welcome to the site from a former Edmontonian.
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Post  68galaxie on September 16th 2010, 2:57 pm

Hi all,

Very close to firing up the 68 Galaxie.
Heads and manifold on, new Jomar girdle fits - Thanks to Jomar for replacing a 13+ year old stud girdle no charge.

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Post  dfree383 on September 16th 2010, 3:59 pm

Looks Sweet.
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Post  67460 on September 18th 2010, 10:56 pm

Welcome, nice car!
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Post  Notch 501 on September 30th 2010, 1:00 am

beautful car hope to see it out at castrol or have i seen it allready on jasper Twisted Evil
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Post  68galaxie on October 1st 2010, 12:33 pm

Thank you!
Great looking notchback stang. I have always loved how those look, and the price is right as well.
I haven't been out to castrol or Jasper ave. I have done some limited driving around the west end.
I don't get great fuel economy and C12 isn't as low cost as it used to be.

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Post  Curt on October 1st 2010, 1:44 pm

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Post  MauriSSio on February 19th 2011, 12:05 pm

thats a real nice car! Mines a 68' Galaxie 500 Convertible. Howd you get the engine to sit so low in the engine bay? How much does she weigh?

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Post  68galaxie on February 9th 2012, 6:21 pm

Weight? 4200 w/driver

I don't think the engine sits low at all. Carb comes very close to the hood.
The oil pan has about .125" clearance above cross member.

Picture from when the weather was warmer.
I still need rear pass side wheel well chrome (if you look closely)
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Post  '65 T-BOLT on February 9th 2012, 7:00 pm

nice car!
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Post  68galaxie on July 5th 2012, 9:52 pm

Back together and running fantastic.
Had a 1150, then a 1050 CN carb - both were fine at wide open throttle but terrible street manners.
Finally sent the CN modified 1050 to Patrick - many changes were made - and do they work!
Idle and off idle is great. The engine sounds like it has a smaller cam.

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