Yes it was an option.
The swing away steering wheel is a rare option for a Galaxie that cost around $26.10 when ordered. Yes you could find it in the XL model as well as the 500 model even in a Galaxie wagon. This option was more common in the thunderbirds
There were 15,169 Galaxie 500 XL convertibles produced in 1964. The swing away steering wheel was an option on all but the Thunderbird where it was standard after 1962. There were very few 500 XLs sold with this option but it could be ordered on any Galaxie from 1963 to 1966. As to the exact number of 500 XL convertibles equipped with this option I have been unable to find that information.
Yes, almost every part for the big block fords are interchangable (with the exception of the crank and pistons of course).
145.5 kW / 195 hp is the power of the ford galaxie automatic 1964 engine and its maximum speed is 135 mph.
On my 1963 Galaxie 500 it is on the right side
15,169 total 1964 Galaxy convertible production.
The fuse box on a 1964 Ford Galaxie looks like a small gray box with a removable cover. The fuse box is located on the front panel just to the left of the driver's seat.
It Might as Well Be Swing was created in 1964-08.
Wendy and Me - 1964 Swing Low Aunt Harriet 1-3 was released on: USA: 28 September 1964
1964 Thunderbird power steering resevoir
750-14 is the OEM size. This converts to these modern sizes. 205/75-14 215/70-14 235/60-14