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The SCJ was factory equiped for fast and hard use, so it sounds like an logical choise for police use.
The SCJ was geared for the drag strip, either 3.91 or 4.11, which would be useless for pursuing speeders in Europe. So unless they re-geared the cars to increase their top-speed, the SCJ would be a very illogical choice.
 

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The SCJ was geared for the drag strip, either 3.91 or 4.11, which would be useless for pursuing speeders in Europe. So unless they re-geared the cars to increase their top-speed, the SCJ would be a very illogical choice.
I don't know what the police needed in south AFRICA back in the early 70s. They may have needed quick accelerating cars more than actually high speed cars. Here in Denmark the traffic was very different from the US and a ordinary Mustang was an very fast car compared to the normal police cars used here.
 

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CraigSA, I have your shipping contact if you decide to go through with this. My friend owns American Connection and he deals almost exclusively exporting to SA, as well as bringing cars in to US from SA. Very well known down there. He knows all the issues! Super reliable. He is here on the East Coast of Florida, not far from Port Canaveral.

Contact me at [email protected] to discuss.
 

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So it is a very nicely equipped Mach 1, but it is not a Super Cobra Jet. Still an amazing car, amazing condition, amazing find, but the potential value just got lower.
 

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This has the J code engine - according to this table is the SCJ??? Anyone that can confirm this?

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Discussion Starter #36 (Edited)
Just had someone take a look in person:

1) Confirmed original mileage
2) Relevant original import documentation
3) Original check that was used for the purchase! :)
4) Only non genuine part seems to be the coil
5) Original papers registering the radio! (Becker)
6) Original owners manual
7) Original windscreen with markings
8) Some minor dents

He has even kept the original tyres. Says they developed cracks due to age so he replaced them! :)

Absolutely fascinating.

No information on the story of being a 1/40 police vehicle.
 

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The super Cobrajet was an option on top of both the C code and J code 429's. It was not available with air conditioning because the max axle ratio available with A/C was 3.25 and the drag pack (SCJ) has either 3.91 or 4.30 gears.
 

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That table you listed is incorrect in calling the J code a SuperCobraJet. The J code could be a SCJ but not necessarily. The J code was a ram air C code.
 

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https://www.carmemories.com/ford-engine-specifications/ford-427-428-429-specs/

Confirmed here for anyone else looking.

"The Super Cobra Jet, available only with a 3.91 or 4.30 rear axle ratio, included additional features. For improved high speed reliability, the SCJ used the beefier LeMans style capscrew connecting rods and forged pistons. This heavier reciprocating assembly required additional balance mass on the crankshaft added via a special front oil seal sleeve with a cast-on counterweight. An engine oil cooler forced the horns to both be located on one side of the car. A reinforcement plate was used for the horn bolts behind the radiator core support -- often lost, or missing from fakes. Air conditioning was not available because the oil cooler used up the space in front of the radiator. The SCJ engines used 427 Le Mans style rods with capscrews and forged pistons. "
 

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