Front end has been lowered about 1.5" since that picture. Original interior, except the carpets. white top.
482 cu.in., stroked, 100% aluminum, Sideoiler. Shelby block with the double cross bolted main bearings, siamized cylinders etc. Scat crank and rods with half the bearing speed of the original, (bulletproof), Bear Motors Heads (a must!), Edelbrock intake, steel headers, aluminum water pump, radiator etc.
5 and 6 clutch plate C6 with bands 1/2" wider, and a gear vendors gear splitter (glorified overdrive).
Modern disc brakes in the front.
And it's a convertible.
That's a 7-Liter emblem on the front. Not a 7-Liter, but after 500,000 miles in sideoiler 427 medium riser 7-Liter Galaxies, any 427 Galaxie I drive is an official 7-Liter. It's the original paint and it's seen 170 in a real 7-Liter.
I've driven 427 Galaxies for decades, everywhere I go. 1 barrel, 2 barrel, steel crank, supercobrajet crank, huge cam, normal cam, high compression, normal compression. Had a spray bar to spray water on the radiator if stopped too long at a streetlight and two gas systems with racing gas on one. Dozens of different 427 engine combinations. Might have more miles in a 427 Galaxie than anyone on the planet.
Here's a drag race with a dump truck. This a a normal original sideoiler with Edelbrock heads a couple years ago. The aluminum monster in there now, with extra 56 cubic inches and vastly superior Bear Motors heads has a lot more torque and power, not to mention hundreds of pounds off the nose. It runs very smooth at 1200 rpm in top gear, and is still lighting up, gaining power at 6200 rpm, which is as high as I've taken it. Good to 7500 rpm, but I want this one to last.
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my new ride