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Old 01-06-2013, 01:57 PM
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About the unibody thing, I owned a 67 galaxie 2 door hardtop in the late 70's so my memories are kind of sketchy but it was built more like a camaro or nova than like a fairlane. It didn't have the spring towers that you would expect on a Ford. It might be that if the subframe mounts were in good shape and the body panels were adjusted right it would be fine otherwise you could build tubing gussets between the firewall and the frame. As for motors how about a 5.8 mod motor? It would fill up the engine bay and have a major wow factor when you popthe hood.
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I may be misunderstanding something, but I don't think the Galaxie (full sized Ford) ever used unibody construction. It may have different spring towers than some other cars (I don't really know) but it has a full frame underneath.

If you aren't stuck on using an original vintage engine, why not try a complete 4.6L engine out of a 2005-20xx Mustang GT? There are quite a few in the wrecking yards, and if you pull the complete setup you have a 300 HP engine that is smooth and reliable. If the Ford Racing supercharger fits under the hood, you can also bolt on at least 100 HP without any problem.

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