Chasing Unicorns

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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Al Bundy
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Chasing Unicorns

Post by Al Bundy » 03 May 2016, 13:17

As long as I'm here I may as well try and make use of the knowledge and helpfulness of the community. I may never find what I'm looking for, but I definitely won't if I don't get the word out.

First up:

A correctly dated 4088 carb for my GT-E with a build date of Aug 21, 1967. From what I've read there's only one batch that will work. I already have a service replacement with the correct metering blocks, etc. that will suffice for now. So I'm really only looking for the right one.

Next:

An original set of GT-E exhaust tips. I would either buy, borrow or rent them and have a set made myself if necessary. I know someone that can do the work, but he would need a pattern. There's been a lot of talk about this being done already, but that was years ago before my hiatus and nothing has emerged yet that I've seen. And it doesn't seem like the question of when ever gets answered.

I do believe those are the only things I need that are of any consequence. Any help would certainly be appreciated.
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: Chasing Unicorns

Post by BossElim69 » 03 May 2016, 13:21

Brian Carpenter, President CATS classic Cougar club
67 Cougar road course racer
67 Cougar project car
67 Cougar GT
68 XR7-G trailer queen restoration.
68 Restomod
69 Boss 302 Eliminator
69 XR7 390 survivor
69 XR7 428CJ 4spd
70 Boss 302 Mustang
1993 Harley Davidson
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2004 Jeep Overland 4.7L H.O.
78 Ford F 150 Ranger
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Re: Chasing Unicorns

Post by Al Bundy » 03 May 2016, 13:26

BossElim69 wrote:You missed them by a couple weeks.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1968-MERCURY-CO ... i8&vxp=mtr
Yes I know. That's pretty much the story of my life.
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: Chasing Unicorns

Post by ClawIt » 04 May 2016, 11:26

What is the Ford number on the air horn and date code?

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Re: Chasing Unicorns

Post by Al Bundy » 04 May 2016, 20:11

Part Number is C8AF-9510-AD. The two that just sold on ebay were 7A which doesn't work for me. I'll have to find the post Royce made about the first run and what they were date coded.


Found it. 78? or Aug '67. Not sure which week it would be but my car was built the third week so it's either 1 or 2.
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: Chasing Unicorns

Post by twocats » 05 May 2016, 01:20

Get a hold of Ray Bishcoff. He has made some in the past. That might be your best bet.

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Re: Chasing Unicorns

Post by ClawIt » 05 May 2016, 07:03

Swap meet season is starting and there is always alot of Holleys for sale so I'll watch. Two years ago at Canfield Ohio swap meet guy had about 10 milk crates with Holleys in various forms of assembly. I found a 68.5 CJ "AB" middle section for $35.

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Re: Chasing Unicorns

Post by Al Bundy » 06 May 2016, 05:30

ClawIt wrote:Swap meet season is starting and there is always alot of Holleys for sale so I'll watch. Two years ago at Canfield Ohio swap meet guy had about 10 milk crates with Holleys in various forms of assembly. I found a 68.5 CJ "AB" middle section for $35.
I'd be forever in your debt if you found one. I'd even have Peg add you to our Christmas card list. :)
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: Chasing Unicorns

Post by Cougars_R_Grr8 » 06 May 2016, 16:36

Al Bundy wrote:I'd be forever in your debt if you found one. I'd even have Peg add you to our Christmas card list. :)
Didn't you hear? Peg ran off with a Biker... :whistle:
'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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Re: Chasing Unicorns

Post by Al Bundy » 09 May 2016, 14:15

Hey let's throw this one in the mix too. A good quality hood blanket.
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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