Jack Robnett wrote:
> Anyone know the engine code for a 62 Galaxie 405hp 406. A car dealer
> friend bought one for his lot. The engine code is M and I thought
> they were Q code.
I think I got it now. The M code is a 390 3 2-barrel 401 hp engine. It's not
a 406, but still very rare (see #82). 406s were B and G codes. The B codes
were single 4-barrel 385 hp, and G codes were 3 2-barrel 405 hp.
32. VIN 2G51G193574, BODY 62B, COLOR M, TRIM 25, DATE 12F, DSO 84-21, AXLE
E, TRANS 2
Options: Tri-Power 406. No other options, even Radio Delete.
Comments: 1962 Galaxie “G” Code Club Sedan - Very Rare & Correct Factory
Muscle Car. This Galaxie 2 door Club Sedan is a very rare 406 cid car. The
data tag DSO shows this to be a factory executive 84 (Home Office Reserve)
car that was shipped to Atlanta “21”. All factory race vehicles from Ford
had the same DSO of 84. The 406cid engine was rated at 405 horsepower at
5800 rpm and 11.4:1 compression with a massive 448 ft-lb of torque and came
only with a manual transmission. This car has the correct 3/8” fuel line
for the 406/427s as the smaller engines had the 5/16” lines - has the
correct long air filter - Holley carburetors with progressive linkage,
center electric choke - long metal fuel rail to feed the carbs - correct
large exhaust factory big block headers. This car has been completely
restored and the engine built. The engine compartment is fully detailed,
stamped hoses, proper clamps, black with white letter heater hoses, correct
radiator. The engine features solid lifters, dual points, correct 406 heads
and all correct period factory pieces. The engine is dated 2F78, the same
June(12F) as the car. The firewall is white with black markings as factory.
By ’63, all of the Fords had electric windshield wipers but in ’62, only the
406 cars were required to have them because of the vacuum needs. All FOMOCO
stampings on the fenders, core support, and fan shroud, are there and
correct. The data tag that is very clean and has the correct rivets shows
the 3-speed overdrive transmission that came with a lower geared rear end
that shows ‘E’ posi. This car is fully restored on a beautiful 977 original
mile car. The frame-off was done in ’96 and fully detailed again June ’02
as a show car. The correct Corinthian White is in gorgeous condition. The
car is completely straight and totally rust free. The Ford stamping numbers
are virtually everywhere. The beautiful red interior is original with
correct bench seat, correct fabric with the chrome flecks with the tri-tone
and piping. The glass is original (new windshield), the wheels are correct
steel Kelsey Hayes with open slots fitted with chrome small hub caps and
7.10x15 Firestone black wall Deluxe Champions bias plys. This is truly an
unbelievable car that attracts crowds at car shows (when my wife lets me
Owned and submitted on 10/07/04 by Daniel Rashley.
82. VIN 2U63M110958, BODY 65A, COLOR V, TRIM 39, DATE 31K, DSO blank, AXLE
5, TRANS 1
Options: 390/401hp, 3 speed
Comments: 98% original condition, inluding paint and interrior. 49K miles.
Always garaged. No sign of rust anywhere. Majority fo frame still has
black paint. Submitted by Paul Kitchen, 06/28/2005.
Registry Note: It took 82 cars to finally get an M Code 1962 Galaxie
registered and this one is a beauty. What is an M Code? It has a high
performance 390 engine with 6 barrell carb. Very Rare.
87. VIN 2N63B120331, BODY 65A, COLOR M, TRIM 35, DATE 29A, DSO blank, AXLE
5, TRANS 5
Options: 406 Engine, 4 barrell carb, 4 speed trans.
Comments: Bought the car about 3 years ago. Needs engine & transmission.
Car is competly apart waiting to be restored. If anybody knows anything
about this car or where I can purchase a 406 ci engine or parts for a 406
engine contact me. Submitted by Ernie Hopkins, 7/16/2005. Email:
Registry Note: This is the third B code car in the registry. The others are
number 19 and 40. The B code has the 406 engine with single 4 barrell carb
and as of yet, like the G and M code cars, the production numbers for the B
code 62 Galaxies are unknown. Hopefully someone can help Ernie out with
parts and an engine and transmission.