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#1 of 32 67 Ford Galaxy 500 GT ????
Sep 05, 2006 (8:31 pm)
Thought someone may know the answer to this question.
I was in California last week and I came across a 1967 Ford Galaxy 500 GT. It was a 2 door hard top with a 390 and a 4 speed transmission. It also had a air induction that had the tubes coming from where the lower head light should be then up to the air cleaner. The person selling the car said it was all original (even the air induction) except for the paint and wheels. I have looked all over the internet and could not find one that was a GT.
Have you ever seen a Ford Galaxy 500GT??????
Is it extremely rare or a fake ???
#2 of 32 Re: 67 Ford Galaxy 500 GT ???? [notnuts]
Sep 06, 2006 (9:37 am)
I've never heard of a Galaxie GT. Sounds like someone got a Fairlane GT badge and stuck it on a larger car. I've never heard of that induction on a Galaxie either, not even on the 427 models. Could be some kind of period modification too, by a dealer or tuner or owner.
#3 of 32 Wasn't the high performance version...
Sep 06, 2006 (9:44 am)
of the Galaxie back then called the XL, or the 7-Litre, or something like that?
That kind of air induction was used in some Fairlanes around 1963-64, which were dragstrip cars and called Thunderbolts. And I think the treatment might have been applied to some 1961-64 era Galaxies. Never seen a later model set up that way, though.
#4 of 32 Re: Wasn't the high performance version... [andre1969]
Sep 06, 2006 (10:39 am)
The XL was the upper trim package...not always performance, but could be. Ford's "SS". The 7-litre was a 428, I think meant to be the luxury-sport model of such a big car.
A Fairlane Thunderbolt should be worth some very decent money these days. Maybe someone did up a Galaxie in the same style...but I would have thought they'd go past a 390.
#5 of 32 Re: 67 Ford Galaxy 500 GT ???? [notnuts]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Sep 06, 2006 (10:40 am)
I think it's a fake. The only GT was the Fairlane in 1967, which evolved into the Torino GT and the Cobra.
Also never saw that air cleaner system, which would be pretty dumb if you think about driving through puddles.
Oddly enough, there were a small number of rare Fairlanes with the formidable 427 engine but they weren't called GTs!!
#6 of 32 Right...it's a fake
Sep 06, 2006 (12:50 pm)
And it must look pretty tacky too!
#7 of 32 Re: Right...it's a fake [isellhondas]
Sep 08, 2006 (8:46 am)
Any recent encounters with motorcycle cops around I 90?
#8 of 32 Ford T-Bird Trans downshift
Sep 09, 2006 (8:42 pm)
I'm new, so bare with me. I need to know if anyone has info about '95 T-bird V8 auto which downshifts sometimes for no reason. My mechanic can't solve it. He's replaced Air Mass sensor, wiring harness and two solenoides in tranny. Anyone know where I can get a manual which shows the electric ops of this tranny? Clymers? Thanks...
#9 of 32 Re: Ford T-Bird Trans downshift [captserviss]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Sep 10, 2006 (8:46 am)
Hi and Welcome.
I think you're in the wrong topic here. This is the Classic Car Board and the topic is '67 Fords.
However, you might find this "read only" topic interesting, as it talks about your exact transmission.
arlason68, "96 ford t-bird transmission" #1, 5 Jun 2003 9:59 am
Hope this helps. If not, e-mail me and I'll try to direct you elsewhere on the site.
#10 of 32 Re: Right...it's a fake [euphonium]
Sep 10, 2006 (1:43 pm)
Not personally, but there is no shortage of them!