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Old 04-24-2011, 06:53   #1 (permalink)
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Question 1964 Galaxie Shortfalls

I am new to the forum and have come for a bit of advice. Being a multi-car brand owner all my life and former owner of several classic cars, I have taken a shine the the 1964 Galaxie 500 XL convertible. Since I am not well versed on the Ford Galaxies and their possible shortfalls or weak areas, and don't live next door to Greg Donahue, I was wondering if anyone can tell me any of the problem ares on these cars and where they are prone to rust. Best engine package. Also, did the convertibles have a soft or hard rear window? Being from Pennsylvania I get to attend the Carlisle events shows where a multitude of car present themselves for purchase. Between the shows, internet, and word of mouth I am hoping to find that special '64.

Most of my experience with Ford has been with their trucks and a few Cougars. I appreciate all input.

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Doug
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Old 04-27-2011, 11:28   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 1964 Galaxie Shortfalls

WOW! Over 100 views and not one response. Either the 64 Galaxie was a flawless car, or I am in the wrong forum?
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Old 04-27-2011, 12:16   #3 (permalink)
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Re: 1964 Galaxie Shortfalls

I'm sorry you didn't find the help you needed on this forum. I don't think we have many Galaxie owners here.

I recommend having a look at The Ford Galaxie Club of America. The Ford Galaxie Club of America...Welcomes You! -The Ford Galaxie Club of America is an association of owners dedicated to the restoration, preservation and enjoyment of the Galaxie passenger automobiles built by the Ford Motor Company from the year
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Re: 1964 Galaxie Shortfalls

Actually there aren't as many shortfalls with owners as you might imagine. The '64 Galaxies were especially popular and desirable being one of the top NASCAR contenders to the HEMI that year and giving them a hell of a run for their money. The 427 was a nice engine. Although I loved the gas-easy 289. Overdrive automatic C-4's were available that year and provided for extra fuel mileage in the 289. Lots to see if you missed this year car.
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Re: 1964 Galaxie Shortfalls

P.S. ..MANY of these fine U.S. cars were bought and exported at expense (not just as parts cars).
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