I could have sworn I replied to this inquiry yesterday, but go figure …no reply shows up. So …here goes again …the 427 GT-E had a phenolic spacer, two carb gaskets along with the stainless steel “gasket” like device you mention.
Over the weekend I rebuilt the carb and replaced the fuel tank as the fuel system was full of gum and debris after 25 years in a barn. I also rebuilt the brake distribution block and proportioning valve, replaced the booster and master cylinder, and bled the brakes. So now it goes and stops. Still some tuning to do, but she idles smoothly and makes great power on the short runs I have done so far. Looking good.
I am away from home for a few days. i will post some photos of the spacer and dimensions on the weekend.
Yes, I agree. I don’t understand why it has that bad paint job, and the shock towers need some work, but the rest of the car is in remarkable condition for a 46 year old car. I am amazed at how clean the underside remains, and how all the bolts are clean and rust free. The headlight vacuum system is fully functional, rear window defogger works, all electricals seem to work except the the turn signals. Also, the underside of the dash and the wiring is in really nice shape.