New to the forum, but not to Galaxies and Hi-Po FEs. I am 69 years old. When I was 15, in the Fall of '61, one of my best friends talked his father into ordering a '62 Galaxie 500 XL 406 tri-power 4 speed, which duly arrived on a late September day and I was blown away! His Dad always ordered a new top of the line Ford every year. Because it was a 406, he was not allowed to have power steering or power brakes, but it had power windows! I just had to have something similar. It took a while. In college ('66) I bought a '65 Galaxie convertible (390, 4 speed, 3.25 rear, 15 inch tires) for $2000 from a guy who had been drafted and was going to VietNam. Stupidly, I abused it, hurt the engine, had it rebuilt with solid lifters and a "three quarter race cam" which wiped out my low end torque, which meant that I then had to put 3.89 gears in it so that it would get off the line. All this with money I didn't have. Fast forward to now, I have been into restomodding, really since the late '70s when I got a junkyard '66 Mustang convertible (again for $2000) and changed it into the car I want. It's probably still not done. I've also done a restomod '64 Falcon Sprint, and a '66 F100 restomod with a 390 roller motor and an NV4500 5 speed. Finally, a couple of years ago I bought what was supposed to be a 63.5 427-8V. I knew it would need a lot of work, which is the fun part, but it wasn't all that it was supposed to be and I let my "I want it" override what should have been my good sense. But we're getting there. I've been surfing your forum for awhile and you seem like a great bunch of knowledgeable people. I hope to learn much from you and contribute where I can. Thanks!