Martin Comey's Mach 1
Cougar Convertible
Chassis Dyno Test
Greg Wong's 429 Grande
Kevin Kozak's 429  Mach 1
Jim Ginger's 429 SCJ Mach 1
Tim Cole's 429 CJ Mach 1
John Michalek's 429 Mach 1
Jim Ginger Special Photos
John McMaster's 429 SCJ Mach 1
Summer 2007 Mustang Shows
Rick Thompson's 429 CJ
Dan Davis's 429 CJ Cougar
429's in Germany
Chris Long's 429 Cougar
Two Machs
429 SCJ from Iceland
Brent Thorp's 429 CJ Grande
Thiago's Mach 1
Russell McDowell's 429 Mach 1
Patrick Auger's Mustang
2011 Mustang Memories Show
Paul Cassel's 429 SCJ Mach 1

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Tom Shiveley's 429 CJ Cougar Convertible

Here is the story on Tom Shiveley's car as described by group member Mitch Lewis. Read Mitch's story and view the pictures of the finished car below;

The first that I knew of this car, it was owned by Jim Helms of the Seattle Washington area. He started a disassembly and restoration approximately 10 years ago. At that time, he owned two 429 Cougars - this convertible and an XR7 HT which was later purchased by my friend Jim Tunney in Phoenix, Arizona. Jim lost interest in the car and it sat for many years until it was purchased by Richard Brown. Richard owned the car about 1 year when he sold it to Tom Shiveley in Indianapolis. Tom first approached a local Mustang restoration house in Indianapolis about completing the car. After they gave him the run around, he started looking for someone to do the car for him. I was recommended by a couple of people. He emailed me and I contacted my friend Mark who is a good mechanic to team up with. I can be very detail orientated but while I can figure out most mechanical items, that is not where I excel in a restoration. Anyway Mark and I teamed up to do the assembly. We drove to Indianapolis the 2nd weekend of March to pickup the car - a painted shell with running gear in the car. The engine had to be removed and painted the right color. It also needed a correct pressure plate. etc. The car came with about 15 boxes of parts from an estimated 3-4 cars. Every thing had to be assembled. For example, the dash board was completely disassembled, from the wiring harness to inner braces, etc - it all had to be located and assembled. More time was spent locating clips and screws and other missing items. Most major components were there with the exception of the Exhaust heat shield and the ram air was not correct for a 71 429 Cougar. A ram air system was located but the heat shield was improvised.  The car has many NOS parts along with AMK bolts where ever possible. Things such as latches and hood hinges were media blasted to remove years of paint and grime to reveal the original phosphate finish.

Mitch Lewis

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