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Ford Galaxie 500XL

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Ford Galaxie 500XL
Ford Galaxie 500XL
Ford Galaxie 500XL
Ford Galaxie 500XL

In the early 1960s Ford waged war on the drag strips as part of its "Total Performance" campaign.  "Win on Sunday, sell on Monday" was the motivational phrase that sparked the heated horsepower wars.  This 1963 lightweight Galaxie is one of Ford's finest.

Type:  V8
Construction:  cast-iron block and cylinder heads
Valve gear:  2 valves per cylinder operated  by a single camshaft, pushrods and rockers
Bore & Stroke:  4.23in x 3.78in
Displacement:  427 cubic inch
Compression Ratio:  12.2:1
Induction System:  Twin reverse-mounted Holley 600 cfm 4-barrel carb
Maximum Power:  425 bhp at 6,000 rpm
Maximum torque:  480 lb-ft at 3,700 rpm
Borg-Warner T-10 4 speed
Lightweight perimeter steel chassis with 2-door steel and fiberglass body
Running Gear
Steering:  Recirculating ball
Front suspension:  Unequal-length wishbones with coil springs, telescopic shock absorbers and stabilizer bar
Rear suspension:  Live axle with semi-elliptic leaf-springs, telescopic shock absorbers and stabilizer bar
Brakes:  Drums front and rear
Wheels:  Centerlines 15-in diameter
Tires:  BFG radials (front) Micky Thompson slicks (rear)
Length:  199.3 inches
Width:  82.4 inches
Height:  54.3 inches
Wheelbase:  119.0 inches
Track:  63.6 inches (front), 62.7 inches (rear)
Weight:  3,772 lbs.

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