Many people today are looking to upgrade to a little more modern steering feel on their classic Galaxie, Customline, or other full size Ford project. There are many choices available from the aftermarket today. I would suggest thoroughly researching the pros and cons of each kit before just jumping in with both feet. Some kits do not allow the use of column shifters and some may have header clearance issues. Ask many questions of the supplier and also cruise the ‘net to get feedback from others who have tried such a swap. There are typically two types of conversions available for these cars. The first type is a rack-and-pinion steering gear and the second would is an integral type steering gearbox as found on 65 and later full size Ford products. I will list both types below...Read More
It seems like as soon as it was upon us, it was gone (for those of us with children, first day back to school seems to unofficially mark the end of summer). We look back on the triumphs and tribulations of Summer 2014 in the FullSizeFord camp. The 1/4-mile Marauder again failed to leave the shop (we were so close this time!) due to other projects taking precedence. A match race set up with a friend’s 2009 Subaru Legacy AWD never materialized as we fought to prepare it by the September 19th deadline which signaled the last Friday Night Drags of the season. We most likely could have made it there with the car but passing tech would have been a different story. Guess we’ll have to wait until next year on that one. Maybe by that time I’ll have figured out how to work the Go-Pro...Read More
Hopefully by the end of the month, the 1/4 mile Marauder will make it’s way down the tarmac at Spokane County Raceway. Just for fun we’ve tentatively set up a grudge match with a 2009 Subaru Legacy. It’s the classic new vs. old battle! Can the time-tested 2-barrel 390 in a 4500lb relic run down the all wheel drive, lighter, late-model Subaru which is sure to get off the line first? Stay tuned to find out…….Read More
E-mail requests to firstname.lastname@example.org for anything specific you are seeking. We can also in some cases locate parts for other years as well. We also have a good supply of used Ford Truck parts from 1961 to 1979. Some parts are compatible with Mercury and Lincoln offerings as well.
*FYI at this time we have no convertible specific parts on hand.