Ken Lechene's 1967 Galaxie 500 Fastback

The story on this car is:
I purchased it in 1985 after graduating from high school. The car has been through several face lifts and valve train combinations. Although I own other vehicles I've never been able to part with this particular car. The current and final look and valve train combination of this 67' Galaxie 500 2dr.hardtop. is the car is painted dark sapphire blue metallic. A functional factory style tear drop scoop was added to allow a route for under hood temperatures to escape. The lower body moldings were deleted and all other moldings were sent out to be refinished. The interior is factory bucket seats finished off in diamond pattern velour with a Cheetah SCS Turbo shifter and full instrumentation incorporated into the factory console. The engine is a .030 over 390 with all the good pieces, Melling high volume oil pump, Milodon 7qt. oil pan, Cloyes double roller chain, mild Comp. Cams solid cam, Dove rocker shaft and roller rocker assemblies, electronic fuel pump, factory tri-power induction, and a Vertex magneto ignition. The transmission is a SCJ C-6 with a manual valve body and B&M stall converter while the factory nodular 9 inch houses 390 gears, factory 31 spline axles, and a Detroit Locker. I could never have asked for more from this car. The car drives and handles beautifully and behaves mild mannerly when in traffic. Yet at 4000 lbs. and nearly the size to fit a set of bleachers in the back seat, the car is able to clip off high 13 second quarter mile times consistently all day long, even with the mild camshaft configuration. My daughter just turned 10 years old and is already counting on getting Dads hot rod when she gets her license.
Thanks for providing a place for us to show off and look at other Galaxies

Ken Lechene
Phoenix, Arizona

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