66 Ford Galaxie:
Pete A. was in the process of a body off restoration of his 66 Ford Galaxie convertible when the opportunity for a better job position required that he move to Texas with only about a month’s notice. Knowing he could not take the project with him, he brought the car to LI Classic Restorations to be finished up. It was flatbedded to our shop in pieces to finish the restoration. The chassis and underbody were already done but there was still plenty to do.
Pete had an engine donated by his father many years earlier that needed to be freshened up before going in the car. It was a stock 390 engine with just a 4 barrel. Pete wanted this to be a cruiser not a bruiser.
Along with all new front suspension components, Pete wanted to upgrade the brakes to power disc in place of manual drum. A Master Power disc brake kit was installed along with all new brake lines.
In order to get some “free” horsepower, a set of Sandersen shorty headers were installed to help with both gas mileage and horsepower.
A complete dual exhaust system was installed after the underbody was completely sealed & undercoated to keep the already clean floorpans solid for many years to come.
Once the car was done and ready to go, Pete flew in from Texas to drive the car for the first time in many years. After visiting with some friends on Long Island he hit the road and drove back to Texas with his mechanically restored Ford.