Son / Father 1966 Galaxie Fastback Rescue / Build - Page 2 - Ford Muscle Forums : Ford Muscle Cars Tech Forum
 12Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #16 of 20 (permalink) Old 03-22-2016, 07:53 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Protowrxs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 54
Re: Son / Father 1966 Galaxie Fastback Rescue / Build

Haven't posted in a bit but work continues on the '66.

Took a bit to get the control arms cleaned up and painted but wire wheel and time took care of most of it. The arms appeared to be in good shape so after the cleanup they were painted with the bed liner rattle can stuff we've been using for such things. Nice thing is the stuff is tough, dries fast, and isn't too bad at $10 per can or so. After the clean/prep/paint process on the upper and lower arms, steering center link and front strut rods, it was time to rebuild them all. We ended up using all Moog parts, which used to be better quality stuff at least. Price was good enough through RockAuto.com so should last longer than I'll be around I bet anyhow.


Once the suspension was back in it was time to final install the disc brake kit including the brackets, rotors and calipers. We've both always like the "red caliper" look so each was cleaned, prepped and painted red using caliper paint. I did have the clearance the bracket and the spindle a little bit so I clear coated the bracket to hopefully keep the clearanced area from rusting any. Once installed on the car we really like the look of the setup and it was super simple to install. The hardest part was trying to install the strut rods as the poly bushings were WAY too big for the setup. Maybe they were the wrong ones or something but I ended up just grinding them way down to fit similar to what the older bushings were like. Bit of work but worked out in the long run.

With the car back on the ground and able to roll, we pulled it up on the drivewhat so we could more easily get the old 302/C4 out of the car. I knew the car had the inline six replaced but we were not sure on what tranny was in it until we got it out and it is indeed a C4 of middle 80's vintage. Guessing this was done in the middle 90's or so which is when the car appears to last be alive, maybe late 90's but not sure. Pulling the engine/trans was actually easier than I figured it would be BUT with everything already disconnected except the speedometer and shift linkage it made it go even faster.

Next up is to final clean up under the hood and prep / paint that area. We did pull off the right front fender to allow removing the under hood heater box which is basically shot. Hoping to find a replacement for this as repairing it will take a bit of time and material.


Also picked up some Edlebrock heads for the small block Ford build. Good deal on the heads, ARP studs, and the Ford rockers and pushrods that should cover the top end needs. The are the 2.02 inch intake versions so we will definitely need to check piston/valve clearance with the E303 cam but should work fine with the stock cut pistons I think.
ford4v429, mvannote and jhayes91 like this.

69 Mustang, 88 TurboCoupe, 85 SVO, 89 Ranger 4x4, 66 Galaxie 500... seem to like Fords https://www.Protowrxs.com/66galaxie
Protowrxs is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #17 of 20 (permalink) Old 03-24-2016, 10:58 AM
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Spanaway, WA
Posts: 21,511
Re: Son / Father 1966 Galaxie Fastback Rescue / Build

Trying to do some catch up here yet again! The inside of the car looked pretty good once everything was cleaned out of it. Pretty clean really, i was a bit surprised. One just never knows sometimes. Great to see another father/son project. Enjoyed reading Ford4V429's progress with his sons. Don't see much of the family stuff when it comes to cars. Getting where less even work on their cars or even have an old car period. Then there is the ones that they kids would have to show dad how to work on them!! lol
jhayes91 likes this.



1964 Galaxie 500XL convertible, 390 .030 over, Fedmogul rv pro-3000 cam

Always be yourself, because the people that matter don't mind, and the ones who mind, don't matter.

http://www.so-calgalaxies.com
http://www.galaxiesnw.com
ShotRod64 is offline  
post #18 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-15-2016, 12:11 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Protowrxs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 54
Re: Son / Father 1966 Galaxie Fastback Rescue / Build

Just an information bump BUT:

We FINALLY have a valid title and tag in hand in our names so this project can now continue!

Took a court order process due to recent changes in the law for processing titles n Oklahoma on such cases.

Now time to get things done and finish out the clean up and prep on the undercarriage and build out the 347 and C4 to bring her back to life.
jhayes91 likes this.

69 Mustang, 88 TurboCoupe, 85 SVO, 89 Ranger 4x4, 66 Galaxie 500... seem to like Fords https://www.Protowrxs.com/66galaxie
Protowrxs is offline  
 
post #19 of 20 (permalink) Old 02-20-2017, 01:01 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Protowrxs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 54
1966 Galaxie 500 Update 2/2017 - Wiring Update

WIRING UPDATE AND REVIEW

Progress continues on and off on the 1966 Galaxie 500. Still gather parts along the way and recently starting looking at the wiring harness needs. Overall the wiring is actually in pretty good shape for a 50+ year old car. There is some rodent damage but nothing unfix-able. Most of the damage appears to be indicator wiring like signals, temp, etc as these were exposed and unwrapped under the dash.

We will be running the EEC-IV EFI setup I had originally planned on using in my 1969 Mustang Coupe so I have figured most of it out. The car will end up with a 347, Edlebrock Performer II heads, likely an E303 cam, GT40 tubular intake, 70mm throttle body, 80mm C&L mass air, and some shorty headers.

Below is a short video walk through of the under dash harness, under hood harness and the EFI harness we will be using on the car.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/PZRPAwj5otM

BTW Thought I knew how to embed Youtube videos based on what I found on others post but guess not. Tips on how to? No Youtube or Video insert links that I can find and the normal "[ youtube ]" tag doesn't work.

Thanks
Stephen

69 Mustang, 88 TurboCoupe, 85 SVO, 89 Ranger 4x4, 66 Galaxie 500... seem to like Fords https://www.Protowrxs.com/66galaxie
Protowrxs is offline  
post #20 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-02-2019, 08:20 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Protowrxs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 54
Re: Son / Father 1966 Galaxie Fastback Rescue / Build

There actually have been progress on this car - it's not a dead thread after all.

  • Biggest work has been under carriage and rear end housing work.
  • Pulled the housing, cleaned, painted, replaced the 3.00 open gear with a 3.55 posi unit.
  • Rust treatment underneath and bed liner coating
  • Test fit for the '74 Ford gas tank and EFI return line
  • Boxed lower control arms, Spohn upper arm (could not find affordable upper bushings)
  • NiCop brake lines run on the rear housing and up to the front
  • Rear end re-installed and car back on the ground.
Next is finished up the front portion of the under carriage with rust stabilizer and undercoating (actually RustOleum spray can bed liner but works great)
Need to run the dual fuel lines and finalize fuel pump mounting locations and AN fitting ends.


It's slow but is moving along at least...


-Stephen
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_3478small.JPG
Views:	16
Size:	100.8 KB
ID:	158827   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_4195small.JPG
Views:	16
Size:	179.4 KB
ID:	158829   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_5158small.JPG
Views:	16
Size:	191.8 KB
ID:	158831  

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_5207small.JPG
Views:	17
Size:	166.5 KB
ID:	158833  

69 Mustang, 88 TurboCoupe, 85 SVO, 89 Ranger 4x4, 66 Galaxie 500... seem to like Fords https://www.Protowrxs.com/66galaxie
Protowrxs is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Muscle Forums : Ford Muscle Cars Tech Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
68 Galaxie Xl Father/son project Galaxie39O Galaxie Pages 4 04-01-2017 10:07 AM
Father and son project; '66 Ford Galaxie 500 xocrfordlord Makin' Progress 0 10-04-2012 06:37 PM
66 460 Galaxie father son project 66460GAL Makin' Progress 3 11-25-2009 07:56 AM
Like Father - Like Son Calspec The Garage 10 07-06-2007 04:44 PM
Father/Son Project: Build Ford Big or Small Block? missin44 All Ford Techboard 18 10-27-2002 10:15 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome