engine upgrade for a 59 galaxie - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Engine
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 12-23-2002, 12:18 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: california
Posts: 1
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Post engine upgrade for a 59 galaxie

Hey there, just wondering if anyone out there had any ideas for upgrading / changing engines in my 59 galaxie. it has the original 332 y-block in it with around 79k miles.i would like a little more performance.Should i concentrate on this engine or look into possibly dropping in a newer engine and tranny setup. looking for some input.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 12-23-2002, 02:52 AM
woodz428's Avatar
Troll Hunter
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Philo,Il
Posts: 2,702
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Arrow

You're choices run the range of Ford engines, I've put Clevelands,Windsors and 460 engines in them, most if not all used factory mounts. Since you already have the baby FE engine, I'd try and find a 390,410 or 428 and drop it in with the a late FMX or C6. You could save some money if you have the cast iron cruiso by installing a late (66 on) FMX valve body to bring the shifting up to snuff.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 12-23-2002, 02:53 AM
aka Duke of URL
 
Last wiki edit: Finding vacuum leaks Last photo:
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Rockville, MD
Posts: 4,821
Wiki Edits: 1

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thumbs up

Well...you have basically three choices for an upgrade;
  • If you stay within the FE Engine Family, a warmed over 390 would give you good basic street performance. Nice heads and intake manifold are available from EDELBROCK...
  • If you want something that will pin you in your seat...a 460...
  • The 5.0/5.8 will bolt in and you will have the ease and reliability of EFI and AOD fairly cheaply with smooth performance.

You might want to hang onto the 332 as a restorer is probabaly looking for one or you may decide to restore later.

[ December 23, 2002: Message edited by: KULTULZ ]</p>
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 12-23-2002, 05:55 AM
willys36@aol.com's Avatar
Hotrodders.com Moderator
 
Last wiki edit: How to rebuild a Rochester Quadrajet 4MV carbureto...
Last journal entry: How to change auto shift timing on 200R4
Last photo:
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Bakersfield
Posts: 8,372
Wiki Edits: 21

Thanks: 1
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Post

Woodz; Tell me more about the FMX valve body for the Cruise-O-Matic. I have a '63 medium CI case unit that I am about to rebuild and your mod sounds interesting. What does it do for the tranny? Is it a direct bolt up? Are the FMX and Cruise-O medium case the same tranny?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Engine posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:07 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.