GT-E -> Mecum Indy Fall Special, Oct 2020, Lot S81

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Re: GT-E -> Mecum Indy Fall Special, Oct 2020, Lot S81

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I do have all the original tags and they are all installed with the exception of the carburetor tag. It is indeed the original carburetor but for some reason the tag was lost somewhere along the way. I thought about getting it recreated by Martiworks but I have been kind of a purist about minimizing the amount of repro parts.
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Re: GT-E -> Mecum Indy Fall Special, Oct 2020, Lot S81

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Given that the original carb tag is MIA I do not see a problem using a repro tag. On a car that has been restored to as close to original as possible I think that I would rather see a repro tag there over none at all. If the original tag does resurface it can always be put back on and the repro removed.

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Re: GT-E -> Mecum Indy Fall Special, Oct 2020, Lot S81

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I would have the tag made. As long as you tell them. Not a problem. Carb Tag was first to go when the played with the carb, and I have no doubt that one was played with. usually a jet change for alt.
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Re: GT-E -> Mecum Indy Fall Special, Oct 2020, Lot S81

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Pro photographer pics posted to Mecum website:

https://www.mecum.com/lots/FS1020-44077 ... ugar-gt-e/
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68rarecat wrote: 04 Sep 2020, 10:37 Pro photographer pics posted to Mecum website:

https://www.mecum.com/lots/FS1020-44077 ... ugar-gt-e/
Absolutely stunning! :thumbup:

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Re: GT-E -> Mecum Indy Fall Special, Oct 2020, Lot S81

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Wow! Big improvement.
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Re: GT-E -> Mecum Indy Fall Special, Oct 2020, Lot S81

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Damn, now I’m going to have to get a bidder number.
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Gorgeous car. You did an amazing job.
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This car just popped up on my Mecum adverts, tempts me very much to get back into Cougars......online bidding here I come..... :mrgreen:
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Re: GT-E -> Mecum Indy Fall Special, Oct 2020, Lot S81

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Whatever it brings you should be proud of what you accomplished. Stunning!
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