On Ebay: C8AE-J heads

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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Partial VIN stamp 8F533616 shown in the listing
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If that GTE is still around I’d be nice to see them go back to it
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68 hertz wrote: 16 Mar 2021, 19:08 If that GTE is still around I’d be nice to see them go back to it
I checked with Jim yesterday. The car was reported in Brainard, MN. back in the 90's. Nothing since then.
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Looks like someone has added the two center lower exhaust holes , maybe for headers or CJ manifolds.
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Woops, CJ manifolds don’t use those holes.
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The manifolds on the 427 Cougar don't use them either but for whatever reason they appear on J heads. I took this picture while converting a "J" head on one of my GT-E's to use a 428CJ exhaust manifold. You can see I have installed a plug in the rear cylinder to prevent exhaust leakage when using the CJ manifold. I have yet to install the same plug in the extra hole at the front (right) cylinder.

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fastfreddy wrote: 17 Mar 2021, 08:18 Woops, CJ manifolds don’t use those holes.
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Same head showing the 7J6 date code and the C8AE 6090-J casting ID.

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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
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