1962 Ford Galaxie
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Fast facts
Engine: 406ci v-8 engine expanded the 390’s stock 4.052-inch bore out to 4.130 inches while retaining the 3.74-inch stroke. The three-deuce 406 engine came with 11.4:1 compression, but this FE probably runs a more conservative compression to prevent failures. As for the camshaft, this engine is equipped with a mild Crane 272 hydraulic cam with 0.533-inch lift and 216 degrees of duration on the intake and exhaust. The iron 390 FE heads have been tuned up slightly with stock-size stainless steel 2.02/1.60-inch valves. factory-style Holley 3×2 induction system. the car currently has electronic ignition. The valve covers in the photos are 427 FE versions he has now changed over to the gold-painted factory 406 style.
Transmission: Borg-Warner four-speed with Hurst shifter.
Rearend: 9-inch with a set of 3.70:1 gears.
Suspension/Brakes: it’s all basically stock. There is a set of aftermarket traction bars. the brakes are stock drums front and rear with a screw-top, single-reservoir master cylinder. the steel Wheel Vintiques 15×6 front and 15×7-inch rear wheels mounting a set of 225/60R15 front and 275/60R15 tires on the rear.
Interior: factory stock interior. Don’t look for the A/C, power brakes, or power steering, because they’re not there.
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