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V8 Thumper
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posted 04-14-2002 11:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
About a week ago, I wrote about a '63 1/2 Galaxie that my Papa was interested in... we went for a test drive this morning (before going to the Knott's Ford show ). He's going to buy it!

This car is SWEET! It's got a strong 429, C6, front disc brakes , two-door fastback Galaxie 500 XL. We won't be able to pick it up for a few days, but I'll try to get some pics up when we do. He's also going to register here as a member and join in!

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johnmustang
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posted 04-15-2002 12:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for johnmustang   Click Here to Email johnmustang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sounds pretty Todd, looking forward to seeing the pics , one of my favorite cars. Did you get a chance to take care of that bit of business we were discussing the other day?

JOHN

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V8 Thumper
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posted 04-15-2002 09:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes John, done deal. I'll continute to serarch

Thanks on the Galaxie compliment! It really is a beautiful car... we're looking forward to detailing and tuning... that's about all it needs! It sat under a tarp for a year. It's got nasty gasoline in the fuel tank; the first thing we do is drop it and have it "re-nu'd". To drive it, the seller (on my request) capped off the fuel line and retrofitted a small temporary fuel tank with fresh gasoline... the 750 Holley 'feels' just a hair over-jetted (and probably full of gunk). A Petronix module will replace the breaker points right away, and then drive the daylights out of it

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posted 04-15-2002 01:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Todd,63-1/2 Galaxie 500 XL,what a sweet car.Thats one fun car and plenty of room,for the whole family too.

SCOOP

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 04-15-2002 02:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
ULTRA COOL!

Way to go, V8 Thumper's Dad!

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My wife says I don't pay enough attention to her... or something like that...

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V8 Thumper
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posted 04-16-2002 08:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

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V8 Thumper
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posted 04-17-2002 08:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Look above!

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 04-17-2002 09:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Whoa!!!! COOL!!!!!

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posted 04-17-2002 09:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for johnmustang   Click Here to Email johnmustang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
VERY , VERY

JOHN

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V8 Thumper
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posted 04-17-2002 09:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This pic is BEFORE the deal was closed. All the guy did was remove the tarp it'd sat under for a year and hosed it off. Just wait until we get some polish and wax on it!

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posted 04-17-2002 09:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I remember a couple of years ago cruising in the country and coming across a 63 1/2 Galaxie that was freshly painted black and it was BEAUTIFUL! They wanted $9000 for that one. It had a 427 and C6. Oh, to be a rich man...

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V8 Thumper
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posted 04-17-2002 10:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
For $4k less, this one's got two more cubic inches (... an FE would've been too)

We practically STOLE it. The seller just lost intrest in cars. He's into restoring old motorcycles now... his loss!

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posted 04-18-2002 01:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Todd your pops car is so sweet.I like those big bad *** looking rides.They just look tuff,no matter what you do to them.Flames and a scoop,would just make that car.
Just kidding,I would just drive and enjoy it.Do you think you'll ever let your pops drive it.

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posted 04-18-2002 07:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by V8 Thumper:
For $4k less, this one's got two more cubic inches (... an FE would've been too)

That is TOTALLY AWESOME!

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My wife says I don't pay enough attention to her... or something like that...

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posted 06-30-2002 07:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Todd, how does your father-in-law like his Galaxie?

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V8 Thumper
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posted 07-13-2002 07:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
He loves it... when he can

He's been undergoing treatment for prostate cancer. The good news is that he's doing great, both physically and mentally (good attitude about it). The car has taken a 'back burner' posture as of late, but we've done a bunch to get it running in top form. The fuel tank was full of 40 years of (stuff), had it cleaned and re-lined. I overhauled the Holley 750, tweaked on the secondaries some and installed a Petronix module. The thing screams

We (Papa and I) have been looking for a set of shortie headers, maybe a truck application that may squeeze in there. Crites has long tubes for that motor in that car, but they're almost $400, a little out of range for the moment. I feel that there's at least 30 hp bottled up in those stocker exhaust manifolds, so they're be more to come

Thanks Steve for moving the thread over here

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posted 07-13-2002 07:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow, I didn't know about his health situation. Please give him our best!

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posted 07-13-2002 07:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I will Steve, thank you for the gesture. The docs say he's only got a few more week's treatment, and then be given a 100% clean bill of health He'll be back to his ol' self before you know it

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posted 07-13-2002 08:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Awesome!

Tell him he has some rubber to burn.

And there's the car, too!

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posted 11-15-2002 03:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Todd, do you have any other pics of your dad's car? I'd love to make a page for it.

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V8 Thumper
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posted 11-15-2002 04:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Actually, I haven't seen Papa for a few weeks... I'll drop him a line and see what he's up to.

I do know he hasn't driven it much lately Last he and I talked, sounds like he's got a p/s cylinder problem, losing alot of fluid.

I'll see if he's got more pics than I do, I'm sure he does

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posted 11-18-2002 11:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68F100   Click Here to Email 68F100     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That is a beauty of a car and I would like to see more pics of it.


Hope your papa(in law) is doing well.

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posted 02-04-2003 11:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 S-code GT   Click Here to Email 68 S-code GT     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
$5K

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