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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


New Photos from Tim Cole 6/21/11

1972 Q Code

Hello John,
I am basically finished with my 72 Q Code, 351-4v. Attached find recent pix of it: "The Blue Stallion."
Low mileage, original motor, Kansas City DSO. Bright Blue Metallic is the color.
All the best to you.





New Photos from Tim Cole 1/22/08

1972 R Code


Saw your need for some new pics of the Mach 1's. I know the pics I sent you recently are of a 1972 Mach 1, not a 1971, but why not present the guys on the forum with a new angle on the Mach 1's, the ultra rare 1972 Mach 1 R Code, 351 HO! It was faster than my 1971 429 CJ!

Tim Cole



429 CJ Mach 1

Tim's Story

I was bitten by the 1971-1972 Mach 1 bug while a junior in high school (1971!). Yeah, I know, the 1970 Boss 302 made big waves on and off the street while the 1971-1972 Mach 1's barely showed up on the radar. But I had to be content restoring a 1964 Chevy Nova II purchased for $150.00 at Don Seeley Ford in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Nonetheless, I was hooked on the long-nosed Pony cars. They stayed in my dreams until reality could bring the dreams to pass. Through my university, (paid the bills by working at a large, Standard Oil Company Interstate Gas Station/Car Wash), graduate and post-graduate years, it was all I could do to maintain the daily drivers. Then, in the late 90's I took the plunge. I found a 1972 Mach 1 in half-finished condition. The owner was a military man who was being transferred to the Far East for five years. So, "Kermit" ended up in my driveway." The fun began!

 "Kermit" was an almost Grabber Green 1972 Mach 1 with a 429-4v Thunderjet (from a 1969 Thunderbird) in the engine bay. Originally this Mustang was medium green with a 351-2v (2F05H...). I was filmed driving Kermit on one of the Great American Muscle Car episodes. With each successive Mach 1 that I took on as a project, my ultimate aim was eventually to get into a 1971 Mach 1 429 CJ, the real McCoy.

The second project was a 1971 Mach 1, M Code, Grabber Lime, 351-4v, Ram Air, manufactured in Metuchen, NJ (VIN: 1T05M...). Every nut and bolt on that machine was changed out or re-done. I could never get the original Ford carburetor to start correctly on cool mornings, so I replaced it with a Holley 750 dual feed with vacuum secondaries. Worked perfectly. Every other part was Ford correct. I drove this beautiful pony every day for a year, rain or shine. It won many "Gold" Trophies.


The third Mach 1 was my favorite: 1972 Mach 1 Q Code Gold Glow (351-4v), 4 speed, 1/2 black vinyl top, all the Mach 1 options, and only 37,000 original miles (This car sat in  Ford dealership warehouse for 15 years untouched).


The fourth  Mach 1 was another 1972 Mach 1, Q Code (2F05Q...351-4v), in Bright Lime (a "1972 only" color). It had headers and Flowmasters with H pipe. Sounded lean and mean!


...and now, the 71 429 CJ Mach 1!

Here are a few facts about the Wimbledon White Mach 1:

The Mach 1 began its life in Oklahoma and eventually went to North Carolina where it seemed to spend much of its life.

In one of the recent hurricanes that swept through North Carolina, the roof of the storage facility where the Mach 1 sat came down and hit the roof of the Mach 1. There was damage on both left and right side. It was at this juncture that I visited Jimmy B in Lenoir, NC in the summer of 2005. I saw all four of Jimmy's 1971 Mach 1's. Thought about buying the Cranberry one with the 4 speed. Drove it as well! But eventually, after discussion with Jimmy over the summer months by e-mail, settled on his WW Mach 1.

Jimmy had started on the car already. He added a new battery, Petronix ignition system with cap and wires, new exhaust, shocks, paint, had the car painted, the roof repaired with metal and rebuilt the Rochester Quadrajet.

I had a little bit of help with the body work. Redid all the interior and the trunk. Finished the paint and roof, stripes, decals, wiring, sealed all the windows and added the mouldings, etc. Pulled the motor and changed all the gaskets, freezeplugs, hoses, master cylinder, etc. The most memorable chapter in this saga, after pulling the motor out, was finding that the numbers on the block matched the numbers on the door jam and dash. The 429 CJ motor has been rebuilt with TRW pistons, mild cam, and a double roller timing chain. The rods and flywheel have been balanced. The rear axle is the correct N case with 3.25 ratio.

This pony has functioning Air Conditioning (R-12), Ram Air, C-6 Transmission, Black Mach 1 interior, full length console with working clock and full instrumentation package, PS, PB, Convenience Group. It has also has most of the original paperwork. Runs perfect.

Tim Cole

(Note: Click thumbnails to enlarge photos)

Restoration photos


Completed restoration


Engine Bay