Join Date: May 2009
Location: Aptos, California
Re: Addco/Quickor rear sway bars 65 Galaxie
Thanks for the info. Given your powertrain strength, my 352/Cruiso should be very tame on the rear bar. I will go ahead with the order.
The bar from Summit is an Addco kit, Summit has the best prices by far. It fits in the stock position, comes with taller A-arm link set, brackets and bushings which bolt to the stock brackets on each frame side. Very easy installation and along with KYB gas shocks, aluminum rims and good radial tires the car is literally transformed into a very capable driver. Cornering is much flatter, the car sits and plants itself in curves very predictably, it doesn't bounce and sway. Makes the car a pleasure to drive the California coastal mountain roads. I also recommend lowering the front springs by one and a half to two inches and an inch to inch and a half in the back to get the center of gravity down to a more manageable level. These old galaxies tend to sit very high in the front which inhibits handling. I plan on doing the 77/78 Ford/Mercury disk brake conversion, I have power brakes already, and installing a polyurethane bushing kit front and rear. A tip on Summit Racing, if you do a search of their suspension parts for a Galaxie you won't come up with anything. Go to the Addco site and get their part numbers for the correct kit and then enter them into the Summit search box for suspensions and it will come up. These guys are fast. The West Coast warehouse is in Reno. If I order early in the morning on a week day, the stuff is often delivered by late afternoon the next day.