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  1. Brighter 64 Galaxie tail lights

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    Hi Norm, I wanted to respond to your question about installing a center third brake light. I really like the stock look and feel of my car. The only real upgrade I've done to the car is radial tires and the LED tail lights. I enjoy the smooth ride of the radials and the LED tail lights...
  2. Brighter 64 Galaxie tail lights

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    Hi Norm, It's good hearing from you. I'm glad you responded because these are the same LEDs you mentioned installing in your car in 2016. Maybe I just got a bad lot. Hopefully the pair I just installed will last longer. We'll see. Thanks again for your help. Gary
  3. Brighter 64 Galaxie tail lights

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    As a follow up to my original tail light post in May 2016, I have been running the Cree LED tail light bulbs since their installation in June 2016. This past weekend while getting ready for a cruise, I found that both tail light bulbs were flickering when on....both left and right and brake and...
  4. 64 Galaxie wipers don't have full sweep

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    I have a problem with the 2-speed windshield wipers on my 1964 Galaxie. The wipers will operate at both speeds and park properly but they will not always complete a full sweep. They will sometimes self correct and start doing a full sweep and then just as intermittently, they will only do...
  5. lets see your engine bay photos

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    Hey thanks for the information. I always wondered if the reproduction-like batteries held a good charge and lasted long enough to be worth the investment.. It's too bad they don't recommend a trickle charge. I appreciate the reply.
  6. lets see your engine bay photos

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    I stumbled across this thread and really like the look of your engine compartment. I noticed you have recently installed a battery from Restoration Battery. I've been pondering one too. Has it worked out well for you? Did you get the standard duty or heavy duty?
  7. 64 Galaxie front bumper stone deflector color

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    Thanks for the information. My deflector is a little too dark gray for my liking. The pictures I can find of original cars suggests Argent is probably the right color. The thought that this deflector is supposed to blend in with the brightwork of the grille and bumper sounds rational. I...
  8. 64 Galaxie front bumper stone deflector color

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    Well...after I posted this question, I checked an original 1964 Ford sales brochure I have which clearly shows a gray stone deflector. Although it is not a photo, I would consider this good evidence of the color it is supposed to be. The front cover from this brochure is attached. I wanted to...
  9. 64 Galaxie front bumper stone deflector color

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    While I have my front bumper removed for new chrome, I am pondering what the factory color is supposed to be for the front stone deflector that fills the gap between the top of the bumper and the grill. My deflector is now painted medium gray about the color of a primer though it has some...
  10. Brighter 64 Galaxie tail lights

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    My buckets look like new as well but the original 1157 bulbs just didn't light up bright enough during the day. I thought switching to 2357s and painting the bucket satin white would be a huge improvement (since white reflects all light). However, even after careful preparation, I couldn't get...
  11. Brighter 64 Galaxie tail lights

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    When you say "reflective tape" are you referring to the 3M type used like on road signs?
  12. Brighter 64 Galaxie tail lights

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    Hey Deb, Norm, Thanks for your help and encouragement. I hope to get the bumper all set up and if the LEDs arrive, get those in too. I'll certainly post some pics when it's all done. Have a great Memorial Day weekend! gary
  13. Brighter 64 Galaxie tail lights

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    I decided to order the LEDs originally recommended by Norm. You've convinced me not to wait for another passing motorist telling me my brake lights don't work....or worse yet an accident. Now to finish the bumper! That may lead to another thread.... gary
  14. Brighter 64 Galaxie tail lights

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    Hi Norm, You sure are convincing me that LED is the way to go. Your pics are very convincing. As an aside, I recently had my rear bumper rechromed and I fought with it most of this afternoon trying to get it mounted and aligned. I have a lot more work to do. Your pic of the rear bumper is a...
  15. Brighter 64 Galaxie tail lights

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    I really appreciate everyone's help on this. I like to think if the old incandescents were good enough in 1964, they should be good enough in 2016...ha. I'm going to try the 2357's first and see how they look. The LEDs are my backup plan. gary
  16. Brighter 64 Galaxie tail lights

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    Hi Norm, I too have gotten the "your brake lights aren't working" from passing motorists. I've been avoiding LEDs but that may be the right solution. What did you do about a flasher? gary
  17. Brighter 64 Galaxie tail lights

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    I thought painting the reflector would work well too. Some prior research suggested that semi-gloss white would be better than silver paint. I tried painting with Rustoleum satin and there was no adhesion even though I cleaned up the surface well. The original finish is a like a polished...
  18. Brighter 64 Galaxie tail lights

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    Hi Neeek, Nice report. I was not aware of these new technology LEDs. Your pictures show quite a difference. Have you checked how hot they get after running for a while? This may be worth looking into. Thanks!
  19. Brighter 64 Galaxie tail lights

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    Hey, thanks for the reply. For what it's worth, I was a 10-year old kid and with my father when he bought a new 67 Galaxie 500 4-door sedan off the showroom floor. I eventually learned to drive on that car....great memories. I've considered the LEDs but I frankly don't like the look or the...
  20. Brighter 64 Galaxie tail lights

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    I am trying to improve the brightness of my 64 Galaxie tail lights. The brake lights are barely visible in the daylight. I'm going to start by changing the bulbs from 1157 to 2357 which offer more lumens (but with shorter life). Based on other recommendations, I tried to paint the inside of...
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