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Post by tmh » 17 Aug 2013, 13:16

There was no cougar in 66 but that engine was apparently fair game?!?!?!

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Post by 1967 S Code » 17 Aug 2013, 13:55

cobrasc427 wrote:Well 2 things, I've never heard of an interbang, oh excuse me, an interrobang. I like finding errors, I'm not an English Major, or anything close to it. Besides, I like using multiple ??? Yes that was what I was referring to, there is a page from a site on my favorites, that discusses rare Fords, and it has a few photos of the SOHC Galaxie, think it was made for Passino (sp) or Farr, and I believe one was made for the Astronaut Scott Carpenter, or he at least used one for a while, possibly when his 427 Cobra was laid up.
I was just trying to make a lighthearted post in good fun. I ment no disrespect. Sometimes I'm just full of useless knowledge. :D Like the interrobang being around since the early 1960's.

The 427 SOHC Galixie information:
VIN 6S68L103XXX, BODY 63C, COLOR M, TRIM 25, DATE 15B, DSO 84, AXLE 9, TRANS 5

The VIN of 6S68L103XXX decodes as follows:
6 = model year: 1966
S = build plant: Pilot Plant (Allen Park, Michigan)
68 = Body Serial Code: Galaxie 500/XL 2-door hardtop, bucket seats (25,715 produced during the 1966 model year)
L = engine: 427-4V V-8 Single Overhead Cam (SOHC), 616 hp @ 7000 rpm (high performance)
103XXX = Consecutive Unit Number (CUN): 3,XXXnd Ford car scheduled to be built at the Pilot Plant (Allen Park, Michigan) during the 1966 model year (Job 1 was CUN 100001)

The production codes decode as follows:
BODY 63C = Body Style Code: Galaxie 500/XL 2-door hardtop, bucket seats (25,715 produced during the 1966 model year)
COLOR M = exterior paint color: Wimbledon White (white)
TRIM 25 = interior trim color, material and front seat style: unknown
DATE 14L = scheduled build date: Sunday, November 14, 1965
DSO 84 = District Sales Office: car was originally ordered through the Home Office Reserve (employee lease and purchase vehicles, factory show vehicles and crash test vehicles)
AXLE 9 = rear axle ratio and type: 4.11:1 non-locking
TRANS 5 = transmission type and shift location: Toploader 4-speed manual, console shift.

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Post by cobrasc427 » 17 Aug 2013, 17:14

Oh I know, and none taken, I was trying to be funny also. Yes that's the one, I thought they had the whole VIN #, or is it perhaps your not telling us something?

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Post by 1967 S Code » 17 Aug 2013, 17:48

cobrasc427 wrote:Oh I know, and none taken, I was trying to be funny also. Yes that's the one, I thought they had the whole VIN #, or is it perhaps your not telling us something?
No that's the way it was listed. It would be cool to have it in the garage though. That engine is a thing of beauty.
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Heavy Duty Suspension, Power Disc Brakes, Rader Wheels


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Cruise, Rear Defrost, AC Whisperaire


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Post by xr7g428 » 17 Aug 2013, 17:50

GEEZUS.. LOL! I must have my head up my interrobang. I think I got it right, but somebody take a look and see. If I worked on cars with this degree of accuracy I'd need good walking shoes.
Cobrasc427 would you like to be the official proof reader? I need I need all all the the help help I I can can get get.
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