The Story of 543072 a W code cat built in early 68

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: The Story of 543072 a W code cat built in early 68

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Post by 7.0 Litre Kid » 07 Nov 2017, 19:02

Since my car sits right inbetween 543072 and 553582 I thought I would add this for your information. Also, what heads are on your car and what are the dates?

549497 has C8ZE S-1 8BD
Build Date March 14 68
553582 has C8OE-6090-N heads date 8B1
537286 has C8OE-6090-N date I’ll need to verify
543072 has C8OE-6090-N heads 8B2.

It’s nice to collaborate some of these details!



After my recent discussion about which Air Cleaner was correct for the 427.
We came to the only conclusion based on Ford Records, not here say
I just wanted a definite answer, for some consistency
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Post by 7.0 Litre Kid » 07 Nov 2017, 19:56

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W Mo radiators were made by Western Modine, I believe that they only supplied the Milpitas,(San Jose) factory in 1968.
I think that I would not include that one in my sample. From memory, I do not believe that they had Ford numbers on the side straps of W Mo radiators.
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Scott
I recall something about that,but if you refer to the Mercury Cougar GTE Book , it clearly shows these examples, plus qualifys both types!


I’m sure Royce will pipe in
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Post by 427XR7 » 08 Nov 2017, 17:01

Are you sure those are J heads on 543072?

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Post by 7.0 Litre Kid » 08 Nov 2017, 18:20

427XR7 wrote:
08 Nov 2017, 17:01
Are you sure those are J heads on 543072?
I was mistaken ,they are C8OE 6090-N dated 8B2

I made that correction above

Thanks

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Post by 7.0 Litre Kid » 04 Mar 2018, 21:36

After several months , she’s starting to take shape!
Spent the last week fixing several different engine compartment leaks!

See y’all @ Fab. Fords this Spring!

Nice to see evidence about intakes being painted!
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Post by 69428SCJ » 04 Mar 2018, 21:41

Here's a little assist with the link ;)

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Post by GavinS » 04 Mar 2018, 22:55

I enjoyed your video walk around the car Mike. Certainly a car I enjoyed seeing in Dearborn MI, I look forward to seeing in person again.

2018 will be another great year with the 50th Anniversary for the 1968 cars.

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Post by 7.0 Litre Kid » 04 Mar 2018, 23:08

69428SCJ wrote:
04 Mar 2018, 21:41
Here's a little assist with the link ;)
GavinS wrote:
04 Mar 2018, 22:55
I enjoyed your video walk around the car Mike. Certainly a car I enjoyed seeing in Deaoand look forward to seeing in person again.

2018 will be another great year with the 50th Anniversary for the 1968 cars.
Thanks Guys

Call it a labor of love!

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Post by ClawIt » 07 Mar 2018, 12:03

Don't let a Shelby aficionado see that Caution Fan sticker. :P

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