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So I am kind of up a tree for finding out what it is at this point of time.
As to the engine code of GJ, I believe your assessment above is correct if you are looking for beyond a shadow of a doubt confirmation. As there is not a published engine code of GJ for a 1962 model year full sized Ford made for the Canadian market.

Recap for full sized Ford Mercury built for the Canadian market in Canada
Model year 1961 has a different format for engine codes (letter number)
Model year 1962 has the correct format (letter letter) however GJ is not published
Model year 1963 has a published engine code of GJ, however not for full sized Ford. Only full sized Mercury.
Model year 1964 has the correct format (letter letter) however GJ is not published. Similar to the 1962 model year,

What was built originally is cloudy
It is a FE V-8
Could be a 352 or a 390
It is definately not a 406

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But a 406 four barrel and tri-power were available in a Galaxie for a short time in 62. I know it is a stretch but who knows. Since nobody can definitively say what the GJ engine code is for a 62 factory RHD Galaxie 500. Who’s to say what it might really be. We can only dream that I could hit the lottery with this car.
 

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A 406 was available in both full sized Ford and Mercury for model year 1962. However only US built vehicles could be ordered with that engine option. No Canadian vehicles built for the Canadian market and no US vehicles built for export would have this option. The 406/427 engine option was made available to satisfy a NASCAR requirement. And is a different block in internal casting than the 332/352/390.

Clearly the Galaxie data you have posted was not built for the US market. The only way that Galaxie has or had a 406 engine was because it was installed after the vehicle left the assembly line. In addition to the 406 engine required a host of other parts that were included when that engine option was selected. If you want to take it further, a 406 will have cross bolted mains with solid lifters. Removing the valve cover would show adjustable or non-adjustable rocker arms. The lower skirt of the block will show bolt heads. A 406 usually has a oil pressure relief valve at rear of the block

I am not even convinced the current engine is a 390. The difference between a 390 and a 352 is the stroke. Both blocks in the US market will have a casting number of C1AE - G. As the block used for both engines is the same. One would have to measure the stroke to ID the engine.

The only way of differentiating between them, since there are no external markings to tell you what you've got, is to measure the stroke. Rotate the crankshaft around until the #1 cylinder is at TDC (top dead center) as indicated at the timing mark. Remove the spark plug and insert a wooden dowel into the cylinder until you hit the top of the piston and make a mark on the dowel. (Use the valve cover lip as a constant reference source.) Then remove the spark plug from the #4 cylinder (when #1 is TDC, #4 is BDC) and make another mark on the dowel. Then measure the difference.

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This vehicle is in Trinidad and Tobago. In the Caribbean. It is a RHD therefore definitely not for the US market.
The car is not mine. I have an opportunity to purchase it if I want to. Just wanted to learn more about it before I invest in it.
 

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You have stated this before

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do you want to know if the engine in it is a 406, or that it could have been built with the no longer there 406?
 

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Hi. I really want to find out what the GJ engine code is for this car. There is nothing online to confirm what it is. It is a Canadian built export car. Right Hand Drive
 

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Old thread, but a few points.
The 1962 Ford Factory Service Manual (US) does list specifications for a 60 AMP Leece-Neville alternator; on the other hand lots of early 60s Ford generators have been replaced with alternators.

406 engine short blocks were cast with the same stroke as a 390; the nominal measurement differed in the size of the bore and 406s were configured for solid lifters, per my 1963 FSM and this expert thread on identifying blocks drilled for solid or hydraulic lifters

It would be cool if the block's date code, lower left, above the oil filter adapter, could be read to see if if the block is close to being date correct to the car. The cylinder heads could likely be decoded without pulling the valve covers for at least the casting number and perhaps the assembly year/month.

Unless there is credible documentation from the original owner through to the present, be skeptical of all claims. Heck the "GJ" code could have been a typographical error; it would not be the first time such a tag was imperfect.
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David, did you ever buy the vehicle?

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But a 406 four barrel and tri-power were available in a Galaxie for a short time in 62. I know it is a stretch but who knows. Since nobody can definitively say what the GJ engine code is for a 62 factory RHD Galaxie 500. Who’s to say what it might really be. We can only dream that I could hit the lottery with this car.
I also own a 1962 RHD Galaxie built in Ontario Canada , Had same trouble getting info. According to Ford Ontario the engine is a 406 4 barrel. my car was a special order for the Canadian consulate in Australia. they had shipped 4 cars here and had slight modifications, ( that is why they believe the J was included) they also suggested to look at the casting numbers on the engine and with that you could more accurately identify it.
 

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I also own a 1962 RHD Galaxie built in Ontario Canada , Had same trouble getting info. According to Ford Ontario the engine is a 406 4 barrel. my car was a special order for the Canadian consulate in Australia. they had shipped 4 cars here and had slight modifications, ( that is why they believe the J was included) they also suggested to look at the casting numbers on the engine and with that you could more accurately identify it.
Hi Neil. Thank you so much for the info. As I figured, the car was a diplomat car. Did you ever find out how many RHD 62s were made?
 

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They were unable o tell me, as they were just counted as Galaxies. USA used Cadillac's as diplomats cars. so as far as i cant tell it was only Canada and only sent to countries that drive on the left hand side of the road. so just a hand full of countries. would have been less than 50. As they were all special orders. There are two others that are RHD drive in Australia, but are Conversions, there ID plates say LHD. What is your Galaxie. My old girl is a two door hard top. Owned by my late father. who also owned the 4 dour pillarless. Sold by my family about 17 years ago but at that stage it was only a shell. I know there was a convertible in Sydney at one stage, used in a coke add. Many Many years ago.
 

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They were unable o tell me, as they were just counted as Galaxies. USA used Cadillac's as diplomats cars. so as far as i cant tell it was only Canada and only sent to countries that drive on the left hand side of the road. so just a hand full of countries. would have been less than 50. As they were all special orders. There are two others that are RHD drive in Australia, but are Conversions, there ID plates say LHD. What is your Galaxie. My old girl is a two door hard top. Owned by my late father. who also owned the 4 dour pillarless. Sold by my family about 17 years ago but at that stage it was only a shell. I know there was a convertible in Sydney at one stage, used in a coke add. Many Many years ago.
The car is not mine. I was interested in buying it. Original RHD. It is a 4 door pillarless. Check all the pictures that I posted.
 

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The car is not mine. I was interested in buying it. Original RHD. It is a 4 door pillarless. Check all the pictures that I posted.
Hey thanks for the above… just to say I have a rhd 62 Galaxie convertible in the UK with the GK engine code. It’s been baffling me to! The previous owner said it’s a 390… cheers
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The GK engine in model year 1963 was a 352 2v with an automatic.
However the GK 352 engine was for a Mercury not a Ford.

And neither GJ or GK are listed in this link to 1962 Canadian built Ford vehicles.
1962 — SoCal Galaxie Club (so-calgalaxies.com)

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FE Engine displacements

Displacement Bore Stroke
CI----Bore-------------------Stroke
332 4.000 in (101.6 mm) 3.300 in (83.8 mm)
352 4.002 in (101.7 mm) 3.500 in (88.9 mm)
360 4.052 in (102.8 mm) 3.500 in (88.9 mm)
361 4.047 in (102.8 mm) 3.500 in (88.9 mm)
390 4.052 in (102.9 mm) 3.784 in (96.1 mm)

You might be able to remove the spark plug and use a skinny dowel. Get #1 to TDC. Mark the dowel, move the crank to the lowest point and mark the dowel again. Measure the difference.
A stroke of 89 mm or 96mm will tell you which engine

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