Ford Muscle Forums : Ford Muscle Cars Tech Forum - Reply to Topic
Thread: 1964 ford Galaxie Custom Reply to Thread
Title:
Message:
Trackback:
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

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










  Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

  Topic Review (Newest First)
12-17-2018 12:50 PM
johnnysuede23
Re: 1964 ford Galaxie Custom

meh



http://suedespeed.com/storage/cache/...1530038682.jpg
03-14-2018 11:48 AM
CMEDROP
Re: 1964 ford Galaxie Custom

looking forward to some autocross videos from you this year
02-21-2018 11:12 AM
johnnysuede23
Re: 1964 ford Galaxie Custom

Were back! After the photobucket disaster I lost interest in keeping the forums updated. Found a decent way to host pictures.. on to the fun stuff.

Galaxies are not the lightest cars, You probably won't see it on a list of best autocross platforms. To continue to improve performance the car needed to go on a serious diet. It didn't take long to find places to shave a few pounds.

which brings me to my new found love/hate of composites. I built a hood which resulted in a loss of 25 lbs, then a front bumper and brackets, which was another 45 lbs savings. And I bought a trunk lid which was around 20 lbs savings.



We managed to win the Minnesota Autosports Club CAMT championship in 2017. I made it out to Goodguys in Des Moines, IA to see how it is done on a national level. All in all a good year. I plan on running the car in 2018 as is and hoping to get my other projects done for 2019.
09-05-2017 08:10 AM
johnnysuede23
Re: 1964 ford Galaxie Custom

Thanks for taking a look. I'm not very happy with photobucket right now. I have been hosting the photos there for years and now they want a bunch of money to continue to do so. The forum won't let me go back and edit the links either. here is a link to the album for now. Galaxie by JohnnySuede23 | Photobucket I may move it somewhere else. My facebook page can be reached at SuedeSpeed.com I tend to update that more often.
09-03-2017 09:29 AM
Powerful Enemy
Re: 1964 ford Galaxie Custom

That's looks like very interesting project, definitely gonna follow. Do you have those pics somewhere on your PC as photobucket disabled them.
08-22-2017 06:04 AM
johnnysuede23
Re: 1964 ford Galaxie Custom

I had my car on the scales again. was hoping for a bit more dramatic results but it is getting lighter. Keep in mind these weights are with a 190 lb driver.
------2015 2017 dif
total 4066 3996 -70
front 2227 2096 -131
rear 1839 1900 +61
left 2107 2052 -55
right 1959 1944 -15
cross 1982 48.7% 1954 / 48.9% -.2%
F/R 2096 / 52.45 %


Fiberglass Galaxie parts


part Original Rep Savings Notes
hood 58 24.5 33.5 SuedeSpeed.com standard weight could build lighter
trunk 55? 30 ?25 Crites Trunk
Fbumper 55 10 45 Crites bumper and brackets
02-27-2017 07:35 AM
johnnysuede23
Re: 1964 ford Galaxie Custom

Quote:
Originally Posted by DSTARK View Post
Thx for the info, we'll use bearing type material for bushing in end of nut. Not going to worry about offsetting the bolt. This will be street only and just looking for a safe combo. The worn offsets caused serious handling under braking and was unpredictable.
Agreed, it also makes alignments fun!
02-22-2017 08:13 AM
DSTARK Thx for the info, we'll use bearing type material for bushing in end of nut. Not going to worry about offsetting the bolt. This will be street only and just looking for a safe combo. The worn offsets caused serious handling under braking and was unpredictable.
02-21-2017 01:35 PM
johnnysuede23
Re: 1964 ford Galaxie Custom

Quote:
Originally Posted by DSTARK View Post
question about the offset shaft nut. You drilled out forward end to 3/4 and used 3/4 grade 8 bolt, 8 inches long. The bushing on the bolt is how long and for what purpose. Also is there a filler type bushing fabbed for inside tube of the nut?for additional support so end of tube isn't flexing?
Hello,
I don't remember the exact measurements. The forward side was drilled larger than 3/4 and a bronze sleeve was pressed in. Same process for the other side. It should be noted that the "correct" position for the control arm pivot is not the center of the nut. I don't use this setup anymore because it binds the control arm bushings and adds "pro dive opposite of anti-dive" to the suspension. probably not critical to most people.

This photo compares the straight bolt VS Rare Parts setup. You can see with the Rare Parts setup the bolt is offset


I took it a step further and added a second shear and aligned the control arm bolts to achieve close to zero binding.
02-20-2017 07:05 PM
DSTARK question about the offset shaft nut. You drilled out forward end to 3/4 and used 3/4 grade 8 bolt, 8 inches long. The bushing on the bolt is how long and for what purpose. Also is there a filler type bushing fabbed for inside tube of the nut?for additional support so end of tube isn't flexing?
10-11-2016 08:20 PM
CMEDROP
Re: 1964 ford Galaxie Custom

Quote:
Originally Posted by johnnysuede23 View Post
We have been pretty successful the last few events. I took 7th place in a hill climb which is pretty good considering I was only able to finish 2 runs. I also places 1st in CAM T class at a local autocross.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-jPpmXJWgI
cool video as usual!
10-11-2016 07:41 AM
wickettoby1
Re: 1964 ford Galaxie Custom

Quote:
Originally Posted by johnnysuede23 View Post
Sorry man, a local Galaxie guy ended up with them.
Well damn, I guess I need to call FatMan and order a new set then. Thanks for the reply
10-11-2016 06:01 AM
johnnysuede23
Re: 1964 ford Galaxie Custom

We have been pretty successful the last few events. I took 7th place in a hill climb which is pretty good considering I was only able to finish 2 runs. I also places 1st in CAM T class at a local autocross.


10-11-2016 05:55 AM
johnnysuede23
Re: 1964 ford Galaxie Custom

Quote:
Originally Posted by wickettoby1 View Post
Hey Johnny


My offer still stands to purchase your FatMan control arms if your happy with your current suspension setup.


Justin
Sorry man, a local Galaxie guy ended up with them.
10-11-2016 05:54 AM
johnnysuede23
Re: 1964 ford Galaxie Custom

Quote:
Originally Posted by nytling92 View Post
1 What size is that front front sway bar? 2 And how wide? 3 And where to get it? 4 How did you align the LCA bolts? On the pass side my bolts don't line up well. I can get the bolts in the Fatman control arm but I can see that is not perfect. You ran the Fatman arms that way with no problem? Thank you for your time.
The sway bar I am currently running is a 1 3/8 solid bar. The bar is 37 1/2 inches long. you can get this stuff form stock car parts shops or even ebay pretty reasonable.
When I bolted the fatman arms in I just forced them in, didn't really think much of it. I don't think the control arm can line up perfectly because the front bolt is maybe 1/4 of an inch off due to the straight bolt setup. When I installed my arms I went to the rare parts setup on the front control arm mounts. I used a old steering shaft and sleeves to see how far out of wack the holes were. I used a dremel to open up the rear control arm mount. I welded a thick washer over elongated holes, I also added the second shear for each bolt which I wanted to do anyway.
This thread has more than 15 replies. Click here to review the whole thread.

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

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