Bringing back the 390 to a tired Beast
Gday, Well im in Perth Australia and i own a 65 Galaxie. Naturally it come from factory with a 390 but the previous owner replaced that with a 302w - no idea why...
Anyways, i am thinking long term and planning on bringing back a 390 into the beast. Do you guys reckon this is a good idea? Would there be a better option...Lets no forget though im not rich haha and where i live good ford motors are rather scarse unfortunately.
Also if the 390 is a good option, can i get some info on it...Im guessing itll bolt straight into the car being a 390 factory car...but also the 302w currently has a C4 bolted to it, will this also bolt to the 390?
The 302 is either majorly out of tune or majorly lacking power (although have a big carb, manifold and cam) to push the 1800kg Galaxie, and i was looking for an alternative, hoping the 390 i recently have come across would be a worthy answer - Although clevelands are of an abundance here, they wouldnt suit the galaxie's 'persona' i dont think.
Any help would be appreciated.
1966 Blue Ford Galaxie - 4Dr Sedan, Pwr Steering, 302 Windsor, Edelbrock Performer Intake Manifold, 650 Holley Race Custom , Crow Cam 15666, Rollmaster Camgear, Heads Ported, MSD 6AL Ignition, MSD Billet Dizzy, Crane Energizer Roller Rockers, C4 - Stage 2 Shift Kit, HiStall 2500rpm, B&M Z-Gate Shifter, XY GT Radiator, 2.92 9" Diff, Dual Thermofans, 2.25" Dual Exhaust, RCI 16gal Fuel Cell.