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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Not to poo poo your project, but it looks like the blue is Ford light blue. It wouldn't be correct if so. I was also curious if that is the original harmonic balancer. I have never seen a 427 with the small balancer. They are usually much wider and weigh in at about 20lbs.

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No worries, it’s the correct color. And yes that’s the original balancer.

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1968 J code - madras blue/aqua
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1968 GT-E XR7 W code prototype no. 500033 - cardinal red/black
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Hay Al, any updates on this? Or have the wife and kids tied you to the couch? :lol:
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badcatt wrote: 08 Feb 2020, 22:33 Hay Al, any updates on this? Or have the wife and kids tied you to the couch? :lol:
I was just waiting to see if anyone would miss me. :D

For some reason I neglected to post about the return of the freshly rebuilt transmission. Since that happened I have to be honest, I considered dropping that and the engine in the car and after fixing the fuel system and brakes, driving it. My fear is if I do that it will never get restored. Kind of like moving into the house before it’s finished. Then 20 years later you still don’t have all the trim up or shelves in the closet.

I have been robbed of most of my free time with the two businesses and family stuff. I hope to be able to start up again in the spring.
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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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Al Bundy wrote: 09 Feb 2020, 18:49 I have been robbed of most of my free time with the two businesses and family stuff. I hope to be able to start up again in the spring.
Trust me, those kids are only young once, and fly the nest before you know it. The car will be there.
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Al Bundy wrote: 09 Feb 2020, 18:49
badcatt wrote: 08 Feb 2020, 22:33 Hay Al, any updates on this? Or have the wife and kids tied you to the couch? :lol:
Since that happened I have to be honest, I considered dropping that and the engine in the car and after fixing the fuel system and brakes, driving it. My fear is if I do that it will never get restored. Kind of like moving into the house before it’s finished. Then 20 years later you still don’t have all the trim up or shelves in the closet.

It may seem backwards but it could also be a great motivator to be able to drive it! In the past I have lost interest in finishing a project due to not be able to enjoy along the way.
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R Code wrote: 10 Feb 2020, 09:56
Al Bundy wrote: 09 Feb 2020, 18:49 I have been robbed of most of my free time with the two businesses and family stuff. I hope to be able to start up again in the spring.
Trust me, those kids are only young once, and fly the nest before you know it. The car will be there.
They are no longer that young. :( Number 1 is 21 and attending the US Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point. Number 2 is 18 and playing baseball at a somewhat local JUCO. Been an empty nester for 5 months.
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1968 J code - madras blue/aqua
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1968 GT-E XR7 W code prototype no. 500033 - cardinal red/black
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So today would have been dad’s 80th birthday. I’m sure he’s disappointed in me for not having his car finished yet. Sure woulda been easier if he stuck around. Instead of working on that I started the project of a new steering rack for my kid’s Explorer. Of course that went as well as most of my projects. Can’t believe how rusty a car can get in a few years.
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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Al Bundy wrote: 19 Oct 2021, 17:35 So today would have been dad’s 80th birthday. I’m sure he’s disappointed in me for not having his car finished yet. Sure woulda been easier if he stuck around. Instead of working on that I started the project of a new steering rack for my kid’s Explorer. Of course that went as well as most of my projects. Can’t believe how rusty a car can get in a few years.
I'm sure he's happy that you are working on the car. Hang in there and keep at it. Slowly but surely :-)
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Mike_B_SVT wrote: 19 Oct 2021, 18:35
Al Bundy wrote: 19 Oct 2021, 17:35 So today would have been dad’s 80th birthday. I’m sure he’s disappointed in me for not having his car finished yet. Sure woulda been easier if he stuck around. Instead of working on that I started the project of a new steering rack for my kid’s Explorer. Of course that went as well as most of my projects. Can’t believe how rusty a car can get in a few years.
I'm sure he's happy that you are working on the car. Hang in there and keep at it. Slowly but surely :-)
I’m trying Mike. I wish I was one of the retired guys that didn’t have much else to do! Though I suspect at least one kid is always going to keep me busy.
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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