Re: New project 62 Convertible
Hey, it’s me again. After working on this car for a while, and then not working on the car for a while, I decided to put it in storage and my son and I restored an easier car for him. We did a 63 Comet that we were able to drive when we brought it home. My son drove the car while we did work on it and built a 302. We did the steering, Mustang disc brakes, Maverick rear end, and we rebuilt a 302 and 4-speed Toploader from a 69 Mustang; interior, headliner, wheels and tires etc… We transformed the car and had a great time doing it and LEARNED A LOT. My son drove the Comet as his only car and says he will never sell it. We have a thread on the build on TFFN.org, “63 Comet V8 Swap” if you are interested.
Now the Galaxie is mine and I’m itching to get started on it so I came back to this post and read it. How embarrassing!! I can’t believe I spent 2K rebuilding a Mileage Maker 223. (I now have a Mileage Maker 223 for sale if anyone is interested. LOL) My Home Owners Association will not allow noisy car building so I have moved the car to a really nice storage unit with plenty of lights, room, and electrical outlets. Prior to putting the car into storage, a friend of mine replaced the firewall and front floorboards. The tunnel is still open and I need to decide on an engine tranny combo before I do the tunnel. I found a company called Mars Engine Parts and Engine Swaps. They have Coyote motors on pallets ready to get installed. I’m interested in this or I was thinking about a 390 with a Galaxie Toploader. My parts car had a manual tranny so I have the pedals for a manual trans.
I hope to have the engine/trans purchased this summer and I retire in December so I will be spending a lot of time in these forums. Thank you in advance for your assistance.