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1963.5 Galaxie 289 stalling and battery draw

I have purchased a 1963.5 Ford Galaxie 500XL with a 289. The car has been gone through very well. There is a draw on the battery (bad battery or engine ground), and most recently the engine stalled while driving (accelerating from a stop). It didn't sputter, but just killed. The engine ground looks ok, but.... Where should I look??
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Re: 1963.5 Galaxie 289 stalling and battery draw

If it only happened once maybe it was that 2 pound key ring turning the ignition off.
If it happens several times - car completely dies - then I would start looking around the distributor and the coil for loose connections and frayed wires.
If it went dead and is still dead, well, that would be another thing.

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Re: 1963.5 Galaxie 289 stalling and battery draw

My original '64 would do that - running, then, motor was dead - stopped running, not stalled just immediately off. It would start right back up. It turned out the condenser bracket was broken - almost impossible to see. Hit a bump or accelerate hard - whoops, off goes the motor. Took me two months to find the problem, but, only after I changed out the points and condenser - yep, then I saw the issue.

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Re: 1963.5 Galaxie 289 stalling and battery draw

like others said...
look in distributor .... as vac advance plate moves , bad/frayed wire loose contact or shorts out....

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