My father in law had a '63 Galaxie(not a 500)with the 289. It had creamy white valve covers and air cleaner, don't remember if the snorkle was black or not. I believe the 260s had the reddish-orange valve covers and air cleaner.
DUUUUHHH, Just remembered I have Bob Mannels Small Block Engine reference book(great I might add). It lists the '63 Galaxie valve covers and air cleaner were ivory. He states a good match is the '62/'63 "Corinthain White" but does not mention the color of the snorkle. He does mention the '64s were red and some California air cleaners had the black snorkle.
1988 Turbo Coupe...5.0 Conversion... AOD... 3.73s
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