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how many 68's 390 gt coupes made ??
« on: April 22, 2010, 08:16:33 AM »
Does anyone know how many 69 390 gt coupes were produced in 1968?? i know abou 230000 coupes were mde, but wonder how many of these big block gt's??? Thanks

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Re: how many 68's 390 gt coupes made ??
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2010, 12:53:52 PM »
What year numbers are you looking for?  '68 or 69?  Are you sure that the GT  that was produced for the 68 model even had coupes?  The only ones I know of were either fastbacks and verts. 

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Re: how many 68's 390 gt coupes made ??
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2010, 03:32:57 PM »
sorry, should have proof read what I wrote. 68? 68 gt coupe 390 4 spd. Highland green

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Re: how many 68's 390 gt coupes made ??
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2010, 05:47:02 PM »
Not enough!

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Re: how many 68's 390 gt coupes made ??
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2010, 06:33:11 PM »
I've got one coming sitting on a truck on it's way from Dallas to Miami. I should get it in two days. 68 gt 390 4 spd highland green in pretty good shape. Can't wait

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Re: how many 68's 390 gt coupes made ??
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2010, 03:20:04 PM »
Sounds like you are excited.  You found a good one if the body is in good shape. 

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Re: how many 68's 390 gt coupes made ??
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2010, 12:00:57 PM »
Body and paint as well as underneath is in pretty good shape, many of the Crome parts like radio bezel ,gauge cluster, vent window frames and so are original to the car and need a little cleaning up. Does not have the original air cleaner. It had been replaced with a round Crome after market. Still has original oil cap, but it has the opening on the side for the PVC connection, so I have to replace that for now with a solid twist on until I find an air cleaner with the snorkle and all. Exaust sounds great. All but driver seat cover are original and still show pretty good. Little things like replacing dome light and left hood turn signal marker light. Got the car late last nite and still havnt got to look at the carb, but did notice that when starting cold (off the truck and this morning, it hesitated to start, and when it did it just woudnt keep the Rpms up to stay on. With a bit of manual acceleration it stayed on and no prob after that. The motor was rebuild last year as per the previous owner(got picks ) but I'm getting a ticking sound from what appears to be the driver side valve cover, just ahead of the oil fill cap( remove cover and try to pin point the valve and give it a little crank??) so there it is, not perfect but overall happy with what I got and what can become with a little work

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Re: how many 68's 390 gt coupes made ??
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2010, 01:45:39 PM »
Yeah, send us some pictures.  Especially of that 390 engine.  You are going to need to hook up that PCV to either the carb or to the spacer below the carb. 

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Re: how many 68's 390 gt coupes made ??
« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2010, 02:17:47 PM »
It has an edelbrock intake and carb. It starts very sluggish when cold, there is definetly some hesitation when accelerating as well. I am familiar with autolite 4100's but I've never had an edelbrock. I think I'll just remove it and take it to the local carb guy. Also any tips on adjusting a tick on a valve??

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Re: how many 68's 390 gt coupes made ??
« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2010, 02:28:20 PM »
I don't know much about the Edelbrock intake and carb, but do know a few things about a Motorcrafe 4100.  Before we get into adjusting the valves on that 390, we have to determine if it a 390 FE "P"code or not.  Those have solid lifters and must be adjusted manually.  If it is indeed a solid lifter engine, then get back for instructions on how to adjust those valves manually go get rid of that tick. 

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Re: how many 68's 390 gt coupes made ??
« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2010, 05:34:40 PM »
That 390 is supposed to have a Holley 4150, list 3795-1, Ford p/n C8OF-9510-C. Dump the Eldebrock. 
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