1965 Ford Galaxie 500 Hybrid

My 3 Hybrid Vehicles

It took a lot of time, but surprisingly little money to convert all three of these vehicles to Hybrids.

All parts necessary for the conversion were purchased at local new car dealers.

Now, I can park any of these vehicles in the "Hybrid Only" parking spaces at the brand new, ultra modern, very expensive Clackamas County Public Safety and County Services campus parking lot.

That's kind of nice since the entire front row of parking, those 12 skinny parking spaces closest to the buildings (with the exception of handicapped and truck loading zones of course) are quite convenient.

The only problem with parking these vehicles in the "Hybrid Only" parking spaces is the fact they are very skinny parking spaces, so I am forced to straddle a white line and take up two spaces. With the huge doors on these vehicles, nobody would want to park their paper thin imported Toyota or Honda Hybrid next to me, so rather than consume 3 parking spaces, I only uxse two.

All Hybrid cars have a gasoline engine and multiple batteries. So do my three Hybrids.


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Chuckster says ... on Tuesday, Feb 24 at 5:34 PM

emal is funny, biut looks aren't everything, you know.

ermal says ... on Wednesday, Feb 18 at 10:04 PM

those faux Hybrid stick-ons are tacky. and they make the aging pieces of your antiquated fleet look fat. which just proves that Miller was right: The more you drive, the less intelligent you are.

Stanboy says ... on Monday, Feb 16 at 7:53 AM

Can you outline the process or point us to the source of information you used in the conversion? We need thousands of garages doing these conversions all over the country.

Joe says ... on Sunday, Feb 15 at 11:07 PM

Can I do that to my 99 taurus? Can some one please tell FORD that on flat land at highway speeds we don't need 2,000 - 2,500 rpm ! We could idle along at 700 - 800 rpm. and be fine. just give us another gear or two! America We want NOS on our hybrid.

Chuckster says ... on Thursday, Feb 12 at 8:56 PM

Two AA Energizer batteries in the glove box and a 390 ci 4bll 300HP under the hood. heh, heh Hybrid.

Anonymous says ... on Thursday, Feb 12 at 1:37 PM

how many batteries? the '65 got a big block?

A reader says ... on Thursday, Feb 12 at 8:18 AM

You found a loophole.

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