GT-E Introductory Show Car 500033

The GT-E was only available for a few brief months in 1968. Total production would not have kept the assembly line busy for more than a half day. If you know anything about a GT-E, it is important, and this is the place to share it. The GT-E registry is maintained by Jim Pinkerton.
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Re: GT-E Introductory Show Car 500033

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Post by Blitz » 13 Aug 2019, 17:34

Oh yeah! That sounds great!
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Re: GT-E Introductory Show Car 500033

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Post by Cougars_R_Grr8 » 13 Aug 2019, 17:43

SWEET!!!
'68 Standard Cougar - 302 4v J Code 4 spd (1 of 536) *SOLD*
'73 F250 XLT Ranger - 390 *Also SOLD*
'63 F100 Stepside - *NEW PROJECT*
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Post by Al Bundy » 13 Aug 2019, 17:55

68 hertz wrote:
13 Aug 2019, 17:18
You must feel real good, breathing fire for the first time in 40+ years.
You have no idea. Couldn’t have done it without some help from you and a few others. Damn thing keeps fighting me right to the end. The brand new SFI flex plate I paid $300 for refused to play nice and wouldn’t quite work. Ever so slightly smaller than stock. Of course it was bolted on so no returns. Right now it has an old worn out one from a 390 just to get it running.
1974 Dodge Dart - daily driver
1963 Thunderbird Z code - raven black/red
1968 XR7 F code - diamond blue/blue
1968 XR7 J code - black/red
1968 J code - madras blue/aqua
1968 XR7 X code - lime frost/dark ivy gold
1968 GT-E XR7 W code prototype no. 500033 - cardinal red/black

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Post by ccarney69 » 13 Aug 2019, 21:18

Engine sounds great, another milestone achieved!
1968 GT-E 427 Standard
1968 Two Tone Standard 302
1969 XR7 428 CJ Q Code
1969 XR7 428 CJ R Code

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Post by DieselD » 13 Aug 2019, 23:00

Nice work! Looks and sounds like she runs well!
1968 Standard, 302 2v, 3 speed.

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Post by Cougar1 » 14 Aug 2019, 03:03

Let me chime in with the others -- it sounds great, congratulations. Get 'er on the road :mrgreen:
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Post by Al Bundy » 15 Aug 2019, 06:50

Run in and tuning completed. For now anyway, still need to tinker with a few things like the thermactor parts. The quality issues with simple replacement parts amaze me, the brand new thermostat I bought did not function.
1974 Dodge Dart - daily driver
1963 Thunderbird Z code - raven black/red
1968 XR7 F code - diamond blue/blue
1968 XR7 J code - black/red
1968 J code - madras blue/aqua
1968 XR7 X code - lime frost/dark ivy gold
1968 GT-E XR7 W code prototype no. 500033 - cardinal red/black

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Re: GT-E Introductory Show Car 500033

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Post by bmwhd1 » 15 Aug 2019, 09:31

Background vocals by Jennifer Nettles and Sugarland. I approve!
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Re: GT-E Introductory Show Car 500033

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Post by 68 hertz » 15 Aug 2019, 10:41

Al Bundy wrote:
15 Aug 2019, 06:50
Run in and tuning completed. For now anyway, still need to tinker with a few things like the thermactor parts. The quality issues with simple replacement parts amaze me, the brand new thermostat I bought did not function.
The thermostat quality issue is a big problem , since we don’t drive them in the snow anymore and getting the engine up to temp usually isn’t a problem has any one tried a brass plate with a fixed hole size
Randy ,Syracuse NY

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Re: GT-E Introductory Show Car 500033

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Post by Mike_B_SVT » 15 Aug 2019, 10:59

Wow, that's awesome :-) Glad it is progressing, despite occasional set backs. What would life be without those setbacks? Wasn't there something in the Matrix about that? They tried an easy, cushy program the first time and the humans didn't like it ~ lost the whole crop, or some such? LOL!

I feel your pain on the temp sending unit - aftermarket ones suck. Reading too high, reading too low, reading not what the damn temperature is remotely close to >.< Thankfully "NOS" and "good used" are still relatively easy to find and fairly inexpensive still.
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