Jim Smart
February 7, 2006
Photos By: E. John Thawley, III
The inboard headlight-induction setup, made famous by the Thunderbolt, is an effective and capable way for the deep-breathing FE to ingest all the cold air possible.

The Details
64 1/2 Galaxie 500 Fastback
Owners: Evan and Scott Campbell, Tempe, AZ

Engine

  • 427ci FE big-block V-8
  • 4.260-inch bore, 3.980-inch stroke
  • Cross-bolted, side-oiler block
  • Nodular-iron 1UA 428 crankshaft
  • Forged I-beam Le Mans connecting rods
  • Forged pistons
  • Wood Brothers-prepared iron block
  • 406 High-Performance ported iron heads
  • Mechanical flat-tappet needle-bearing camshaft, .525-inch lift, 290-degrees duration
  • 750cfm Barry Grant carburetor
  • 427 medium-riser intake manifold

Transmission

  • Jerico four-speed
  • Hayes Borg & Beck clutch
  • Hurst shifter

Rearend

  • 9-inch
  • 4.57 gears
  • Detroit Locker
  • Strange 35-spline axles

Exhaust

  • Factory cast-iron 427 headers
  • Flowmaster mufflers

Suspension

  • Front: Stock coil spring
  • Rear: Leaf spring

Brakes

  • Front: Disc
  • Rear: Drum

Wheels

  • Front: Radir Wheels Tri Ribb 3, 15X7
  • Rear: Radir Wheels Tri Ribb 3, 15X8

Tires

  • Front: BFGoodrich Radial T/A, P225/70R15
  • Rear: BFGoodrich Radial T/A, P245/60R15

Interior

  • Stock Galaxie 500 interior
  • Bucket seats
  • Console
  • Twin-pod instrumentation

Exterior

  • PPG basecoat/clearcoat Nissan White
  • Crites Restoration Products teardrop hood