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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The fuel pump is not clocked right. To clear the power steering pump the outlet needs to face the L/H front of the car. The inlet faces slightly forward. Like this:
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1968 GT-E XR-7 W code 427 Augusta Green / Saddle
1968 XR-7 R code 428CJ Ram Air Red / Black
1910 Model T Ford Touring Red / Black
1914 Model T Touring Maroon / Black
1915 Model T Ford Touring Black / Black
1917 Model T Ford Torpedo Runabout Green / Black
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Got it. Looks like one “click” clockwise will do it. Glad you’re keeping an eye out.
1974 Dodge Dart - daily driver
1963 Thunderbird Z code - raven black/red
1968 XR7 F code - diamond blue/blue - SOLD
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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Pictures of the progress. Slow going, but getting there. You'll notice a few things that need correcting like some bolts that aren't painted. That stuff is secondary to me, getting it on the stand for the run in is first. I'm working on the pulleys now trying to figure out a way to preserve the painted on part number.
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1974 Dodge Dart - daily driver
1963 Thunderbird Z code - raven black/red
1968 XR7 F code - diamond blue/blue - SOLD
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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Wow! It's been a while since I was on the forum checking things out. What a great story and nice treat to be able to binge-read it from start to current.
Your story reminds me so much of my Father-Son restoration o my father's, now my, GT-E.
You are doing it right. Taking the time. I wish i had taken time to do many of the steps you've done.
I cant wait to read more.
Well done Al. Well done.
Nordic Blue, black vinyl, dark blue comfort weave 68 XR7 GT-E
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akfordman wrote: 04 Jul 2019, 07:44 Wow! It's been a while since I was on the forum checking things out. What a great story and nice treat to be able to binge-read it from start to current.
Your story reminds me so much of my Father-Son restoration o my father's, now my, GT-E.
You are doing it right. Taking the time. I wish i had taken time to do many of the steps you've done.
I cant wait to read more.
Well done Al. Well done.
Thanks I appreciate the comments. Going to get some garage time in today. My youngest graduated high school last weekend so things have been held up for a bit. Trying now to figure out how to get a good finish on the pulleys.
1974 Dodge Dart - daily driver
1963 Thunderbird Z code - raven black/red
1968 XR7 F code - diamond blue/blue - SOLD
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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A Video 44 Years in the Making

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So this happened today:
1974 Dodge Dart - daily driver
1963 Thunderbird Z code - raven black/red
1968 XR7 F code - diamond blue/blue - SOLD
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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Round 2:
1974 Dodge Dart - daily driver
1963 Thunderbird Z code - raven black/red
1968 XR7 F code - diamond blue/blue - SOLD
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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One more just because it's cool:
1974 Dodge Dart - daily driver
1963 Thunderbird Z code - raven black/red
1968 XR7 F code - diamond blue/blue - SOLD
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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She sounds sweet!
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1971 XR-7 Bright Blue with Blue "Up Beat" interior (For Sale)
1970 Standard 428CJ Competition Yellow The New Money Pit.
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Re: GT-E Introductory Show Car 500033

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You must feel real good, breathing fire for the first time in 40+ years.
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