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Forum: Galaxie Pages   07-03-2019, 12:52 PM
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Posted By lsugymrat24
just realized that US Wheel also makes a magnum...

just realized that US Wheel also makes a magnum 500 and states that the original OE cap will fit so it might take the Wheel Vintique center cap. Also read that the mounting bracket can be adjusted so...
Forum: Galaxie Pages   07-01-2019, 03:10 PM
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Posted By lsugymrat24
Re: 1966 galaxie 16" vs 17" wheel and brake combo

after reading and researching Magnum 500 wheels and tire sizes for two weeks, I'm pretty frustrated. Lack of tire choices ruled out the 15" wheels. Wheel diameters and brake parts are getting larger...
Forum: Galaxie Pages   06-26-2019, 05:57 AM
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Posted By lsugymrat24
Re: 1966 galaxie 16" vs 17" wheel and brake combo

thought it also may help to group pics of a few Gals with 15s, 16s, and 17s. Details are as per the postings in other threads...

1966 Galaxie 225-70r15x7 front, 275-60r15x8 rear, magnum 500s
...
Forum: Galaxie Pages   06-25-2019, 12:44 PM
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Posted By lsugymrat24
Re: 1966 galaxie 16" vs 17" wheel and brake combo

one of my initial questions was about performance difference between 15 vs 16 vs 17 inch wheels (something I haven't settled for myself) on the 65 to 68 galaxies, but I'm now doing quite a bit of...
Forum: Galaxie Pages   06-17-2019, 07:16 PM
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Posted By lsugymrat24
In the pics it looks like the top of the outer...

In the pics it looks like the top of the outer wheel wells are exactly even, but measuring inside the wells reveals a slight rake to the stance. There’s 9” above the rear tires and 7-1/2 inches above...
Forum: Galaxie Pages   06-15-2019, 09:20 AM
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Posted By lsugymrat24
You make a good point about tire quality. The guy...

You make a good point about tire quality. The guy at my local shop suggested 225 Fuzion protouring tires for my wheels. I haven’t driven on the road yet but the tires look way too wide for the wheels...
Forum: Galaxie Pages   06-14-2019, 08:16 PM
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Posted By lsugymrat24
Ragtopxl, that’s a nifty looking brake kit and a...

Ragtopxl, that’s a nifty looking brake kit and a sweet looking car. Thanks for sharing.

Your write up says you used the 4 piston kit but your pic of the frameoff restoration is the 6 piston kit....
Forum: Galaxie Pages   06-14-2019, 07:31 PM
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Posted By lsugymrat24
I think you’re right. It’s all personal...

I think you’re right. It’s all personal preference. Since I want the inside of my 66 to look old school, my dash and interior will probably stay the same.
But I have to say that your new dash...
Forum: Galaxie Pages   06-14-2019, 02:09 PM
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Posted By lsugymrat24
Couple more pics

Couple more pics
Forum: Galaxie Pages   06-14-2019, 02:01 PM
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Posted By lsugymrat24
Finally got the behemoth out of the old garage....

Finally got the behemoth out of the old garage. Front end is slightly higher than I wanted but it doesn’t look bad. After the front settles a bit it may be just right. Will take measurements for...
Forum: Galaxie Pages   06-14-2019, 05:44 AM
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Posted By lsugymrat24
Now that you mention it, I didn’t remember...

Now that you mention it, I didn’t remember reading it in your previous thread or in the article I provided so I assumed a multi piston setup. but now that I look at pictures, both threads do show...
Forum: Galaxie Pages   06-13-2019, 12:40 AM
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Posted By lsugymrat24
Based on what y’all are running, 11”+ rotors and...

Based on what y’all are running, 11”+ rotors and 4 piston calipers should do fine (edit: I misread previous threads. The 71 conversion uses a single piston caliper). And now I have two viable...
Forum: Galaxie Pages   06-12-2019, 11:54 AM
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Posted By lsugymrat24
Dan, you rock! Thanks for measuring.

Dan, you rock! Thanks for measuring.
Forum: Galaxie Pages   06-11-2019, 08:52 PM
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Posted By lsugymrat24
I’m not sold on a way to go yet (new kit versus...

I’m not sold on a way to go yet (new kit versus 71/72 OEM swap) but I did a little more reading about Dans idea and found this article...
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Forum: Galaxie Pages   06-11-2019, 06:12 PM
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Posted By lsugymrat24
289, Do you remember which size kit you got?...

289, Do you remember which size kit you got? 11.3” or 12.8” rotor? And how’s it working for you?

just curious, does anyone know if Wilwood is a one off type product or is it a Ford aftermarket or...
Forum: Galaxie Pages   06-11-2019, 09:52 AM
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Posted By lsugymrat24
I have zero experience with the scarebird...

I have zero experience with the scarebird brackets but In step by step threads, I saw folks using a hodgepodge of parts from various years of mustangs, galaxies, etc. most of my car is turning into a...
Forum: Galaxie Pages   06-11-2019, 07:55 AM
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Posted By lsugymrat24
I found conflicting info on the web. Some sites...

I found conflicting info on the web. Some sites say that from 1965 to 1972 the full size ford cars had 15x6 wheels, 5x114.3 bolt pattern, 1/2” RH bolts, and 70.3mm hub center bore. Others say the...
Forum: Galaxie Pages   06-10-2019, 05:01 AM
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Posted By lsugymrat24
This is why I’m still thinking about using Lykins...

This is why I’m still thinking about using Lykins or Ross for my build. They do all the right things and are transparent about all of it. Ross has helped me with so much through this forum and got no...
Forum: Galaxie Pages   06-10-2019, 04:19 AM
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Posted By lsugymrat24
I like this idea better than the aftermarket...

I like this idea better than the aftermarket stuff. Thanks, DANV!!! Do you have pics of the swap on either cars?
Forum: Galaxie Pages   06-09-2019, 06:40 PM
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Posted By lsugymrat24
Galaxie on the ground in the old garage. See...

Galaxie on the ground in the old garage. See attached pic
Forum: Galaxie Pages   06-09-2019, 04:55 AM
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Views: 952
Posted By lsugymrat24
Re: 1966 galaxie 16" vs 17" wheel and brake combo

Tires were flat from being on jacks for so long. Aired them up and got them on the car. All four wheels turned ok in the air. Brakes sounded a little rusty but not too bad. Got the car on the ground...
Forum: Galaxie Pages   06-05-2019, 05:20 AM
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Posted By lsugymrat24
Re: 1966 galaxie 16" vs 17" wheel and brake combo

the galaxie is still on jackstands from the suspension install. hopefully I can find time to put the wheels back on and push it out of the garage for a picture on the ground.
the original bias ply...
Forum: Galaxie Pages   06-05-2019, 05:05 AM
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Posted By lsugymrat24
Re: 1966 galaxie 16" vs 17" wheel and brake combo

here are a few pics of the current setup. you can see the old drums in a couple of the pics

rear shock and coil
rear lower control arms
panhard bar
rear upper control arm
rear sway bar
...
Forum: Galaxie Pages   06-04-2019, 12:36 PM
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Posted By lsugymrat24
1966 galaxie 16" vs 17" wheel and brake combo

Planning ahead for wheels, tires, and disc brake conversion. I read a bunch of threads but again can't quite find the exact answer I'm looking for. I'm hesitant to post anything after my debacle in...
Forum: Stroker Engines   09-08-2018, 02:34 AM
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Views: 4,217
Posted By lsugymrat24
Re: Low rpm 390 stroker advice

I have been going along to get along and being nice which made it look like I was going with the wind and wavering from the ideas of my build and I'm not. so here's the deal. I'm just a weekend...
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