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Tien
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posted 02-09-2005 09:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tien     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A buddy I work with has a '68 Galaxie 390 for sale and I'm pretty sure I will be buying it from him. What I'm looking for is if anyone knows of any niggles these cars have, anything I should pay close attention to.

Thanks.

Here are a couple pics of the car.

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KULTULZ
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posted 02-09-2005 09:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KULTULZ   Click Here to Email KULTULZ     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Check the frame closely (especially around the rear wheel area) for major rust.

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I am looking for information concerning factory performance/aftermarket speed parts (1958/1960) used on the MEL (Mercury-Edsel-Lincoln) (Also Thunderbird 59/60) Engine Series (383-410-430-462) produced from 1958 thru 1968.

Also older FORD Special Service Tools

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Moneymaker
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posted 02-09-2005 12:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Stay away from slime green.

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Tien
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posted 02-09-2005 02:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tien     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Moneymaker:
Stay away from slime green.


Don't worry, the paint will be the first to go if/when I get her. The only thing I don't yet know is what color to paint her. I'd like to keep the top white but I need a color to match. I was thinking either black or a much better shade of green.

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KULTULZ
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posted 02-09-2005 09:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KULTULZ   Click Here to Email KULTULZ     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The color on that car should be Lime Green, which was a beautiful color when fresh. Take the color code and and go to an auomotive paint store and see if they have a chip to show you.

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I am looking for information concerning factory performance/aftermarket speed parts (1958/1960) used on the MEL (Mercury-Edsel-Lincoln) (Also Thunderbird 59/60) Engine Series (383-410-430-462) produced from 1958 thru 1968.

Also older FORD Special Service Tools

-MEL Engine Forum-

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Moneymaker
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posted 02-09-2005 11:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Beautiful if you are a Martian.

(I always hated that color)

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Alex Denysenko
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The Barry of BarrysGrrl

Quote #1: "I never met a magazine mechanic I liked."
Quote #2: "Make sure brain is in gear before engaging mouth!"
Quote #3: "If you can't run with the big dogs, stay on the porch!"
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Moneymaker
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posted 02-10-2005 07:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhrrrrrrrrrrg! A chebbie!

No chebbies please.

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Alex Denysenko
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NHRA/IHRA/SRA member and licensed Superstock driver
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First SS/MA in the TENS!
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The Barry of BarrysGrrl

Quote #1: "I never met a magazine mechanic I liked."
Quote #2: "Make sure brain is in gear before engaging mouth!"
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Tien
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posted 02-11-2005 04:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tien     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Moneymaker:
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhrrrrrrrrrrg! A chebbie!
No chebbies please.

what's wrong with my Impala?

I have never been a one brand car person, so for me there is nothing wrong with owning two different makes. For me I will usually hate a specific car rather than the maker of said car. Two cars that fall into that category are the Chevy cavalier and Ford focus, while I don't hate Chevy or Ford I do hate both of thoes cars.

But back on topic, today I'm hopeing to take the Galaxie out for a drive and should be deciding on weather or not I want her, I hope all goes well

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My cars:
1987 Nissan Sentra 5 door XE
2000 Toyota Celica GT-S (sold 9-11-04)
1997 Plymouth Breeze (wifes car)
1970 Chevy Impala 4 door hard top w/350 vette (project car)
1978 Ford Mustang II (other project car)
1982 Yahama Maxium 750

And hopefully soon to be a 1968 Ford Galaxie 500 w/390

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 02-11-2005 11:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
We're a Ford-only board. You must not have read the rules when you signed up, this is the first one:

"* This is a Ford oriented web site, and web space is reserved for only topics related to Ford products and Ford owners. Discussion of other brands of vehicles often lead to arguments, so please don't engage in them."

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68 S-code GT
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posted 02-28-2005 08:48 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
Chevy???

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Tien
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posted 02-28-2005 10:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tien     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
OOps, double post. My bad

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Tien
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posted 02-28-2005 10:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tien     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 68 S-code GT:
Chevy???


Yes, Chevy. I own cars from Chevy, Ford, Nissan, Plymouth and a Yamaha bike. I am not biased towards any car make. Sorry if people got their panties in a bunch becuase I showed a pic of my Impala so people knew what color I was talking about.

I had a buddy in my car club chop some colors on the Ford to see what looked good and this is what he came up with.

My wife and I both like the dark green and the blue the best and if I get the car it will probably be painted in one of thoes colors.
Let me know what you think, input is always welcome.

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My cars:
1987 Nissan Sentra 5 door XE
2000 Toyota Celica GT-S (sold 9-11-04)
1997 Plymouth Breeze (wifes car)
1970 Chevy Impala 4 door hard top w/350 vette (project car)
1978 Ford Mustang II (other project car)
1982 Yahama Maxium 750

And hopefully soon to be a 1968 Ford Galaxie 500 w/390

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 02-28-2005 10:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Tien:
Sorry if people got their panties in a bunch becuase I showed a pic of my Impala so people knew what color I was talking about.

Strike two.

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'70 Mustang Convertible 250 I6/3 speed/2.79 Open
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68 S-code GT
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posted 02-28-2005 01:22 PM     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
I must have missed something somewhere because I don?t see you mention anything about a Chevy until after the others posted something about it.

That?s cool what your buddy did with the colors! What program did he use?

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Ed S.

68 S-code FB GT 4spd(now C6)/3.25 PS PDB
68 J-code(now 289) Cp Sprint"B" C4/3L00-9" PDB PS AC Bla-Bla-Bla
99 F150 XLT Ext/cab, 4X4, 5.4L, 3L55

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