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Old 10-06-2008, 09:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all new to the forum and have a few questions.

I'm in the process of picking up a 1966 Galaxie. 35,000 mile South Carolina car. Been sitting since 1977. Straight body rough interior.

Any way the original 289 is gone and the guy I'm buying it from is giving me a 390 w/ auto trans for it. (I think that it maybe be from a '67) Will this bolt right in or do I need different frame mounts for the engine?

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Old 10-06-2008, 09:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You need the FE frame mounts, then drop it straight in.
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That's what i thought. I think he said that he had them. If not where can i get them?
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Old 10-07-2008, 05:11 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Since I would estimate that half the Galaxies in 66 would have been big blocks, then there must be quite a few in wrecking yards with mounts just waiting there for the pickings.
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Here are 2 links to Dearborn classics...they appear to have factory style repops. $12.95 a piece. Did you get the Gal yet? I'm on my way down to SC tomorrow to pick mine up...unless my mom has sold it to you! Uhhh, what color is the one you are getting?
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Old 10-08-2008, 07:05 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Actually the one I'm getting is in Michigan. It was brought up here about three years ago. The last plate on it is from 1976. It's dark blue with a white painted roof. Galaxie 500 and has the side moldings that run from the front fender back down the sides. (I love chrome and stainless!) Two tone blue bench seat interior. Manual steering and drum brakes. Getting the parts to switch it over to power steering and disc brakes with the car. Just need to finish cleaning out the garage from my move last month so I can get it in there. Will post picks when I get it home.

And I was actually looking from the frame mounts that bolt to the cross member that the motor mounts attach to. It was a 289 car, but I'm getting a 390 2 bbl and trans with it.
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Old 10-08-2008, 08:35 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Ahhh, cool. I'll keep an eye out for the part you are looking for. I'm sure one is out there somewhere, seems like I have seen it in a catalog. I'll be gone for a few days, but if I have time to go through some of my catalogs and whatnot I'll see if I can turn up someone that makes a repop. There are a few in junkyards around the greenville SC area too...may see if I can get my dad to get the names of the yards for me.

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Cool. Thanks Donovan.

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