Galaxie PurchaseOctober 1 2017 at 8:42 AM
Mike (Login urchinhead)
Response to Z code
That can be a great buy, but you will have a difficult time finding the small parts and pieces if you have any interest in bringing the car back to factory original or anywhere close.
The Z code is the 300 horsepower "Thunderbird," 390 with the Castillian Gold "Thunderbird" Valve covers. If you source an engine from an actual Thunderbird, your intake will be flat, rather than angled like its Galaxie counterpart. Do try and buy a complete engine and transmission if you can find one, with all pulleys, brackets, air cleaner, etc.
There is a fairly informative new book out on restoring "Full Size Fords," and there is a lot of information out there on the web, but not all is correct, and with Photobucket being dismantled, most pictures are no longer available. There are lots of good people involved in the Galaxie/FE world, but do your research.
Good luck with the car!