Cammer Powered Doomsday Galaxie
1964 GALAXIE PRO STREET DEATHSTAR POWERED UP for SEMA SHOW
Quite a departure from your standard tunnel rams and roots blower combinations typical of Pro Street rides, but every bit as businesslike; Ring's Galaxie 500 packs death star power potential wrapped in galactic black and silver trim. Considered an unlikely candidate for Pro Street conversion, the finished product has Alternate Supercar written all over it; The wheels skirt the edge of the trend toward oversized wheels that look wrong, but they work perfect in this application. The hood scoop is a respectful nod to the Galaxie's performance past and the Cammer under the hood is the perfect powerplant to represent Ford's performance heritage on the Pro Street stage. A different approach to be sure, but one that fits the intent and looks the part.
1964 was the final year of this body style The body was refined to a sculpted look which was actually intended to aid the aerodynamics for NASCAR where it was hoped that the Cammer engine would prevail. It was banned and found a home in drag racing. The standard 427ci (7.0 l) engine was used in 50 lightweight fiberglass-equipped cars for drag racing and the Cammer versions found their way into A/FX cars, Funny Cars and some Top Fuel cars. Would you have bought a Galaxie back in the day if it came with a Cammer and dual four barrel carbs? We would.
CAR SPECS: 1964 PRO STREET FOR GALAXIE 500
1964 Pro Street Ford Galaxie Specs
See the full build on this great Pro Street ride here:
See the detailed Duttweiler engine build here: