If I had a super cobra jet R code without the original engine, would this just be worth the same as a mach 1 with a 428 none original engine or is there something special about the scj body.
Yeah, the SCJ came with a rev limiter, but of course people disconnected them to go a tiny bit faster, then found out what it was for.Your VIN # means that the body is an SCJ forever... Not having the original mill is always a demerit, but if it makes you feel any better, I've found that a good many of SCJ cars out there have parted ways with their original motors at some point in the distant past, usually on the drag strip.
Oddly, the engine code was not affected, i.e., your R code could be either a CJ or an SCJ depending on the rear axle.
Ordering a 3.91 or 4.30 rear gear automatically added the Drag Pack option which included the SCJ engine, oil cooler and other associated equipment. As 22GT stated the R code in the VIN was the same.The marti says its a super so i'm assuming thats what it is.
I think this is the answer I was looking for, not much point in the swap really.I think we're getting confused here... I think the OP is asking whether he should swap the 428 from his red car to the black SCJ car. Myself, I don't think that would get you much of anywhere for your work.
As was outlined earlier, the internals of the SCJ 428 were different. Those cars only bring the big bucks when they're done "right". Prior to being done right, the value of your SCJ lies in the rolling car and the VIN and the Marti. Dropping a random non-SCJ 428 into it doesn't do much to move the needle. You should focus upon (I think) trying to find a hopefully date-correct 428CJ, and then build it to SCJ spec (and you'll have to come up with the oil cooler gear).
If funds do not allow for such a project, and ensuing restoration, I think you do best just selling the car as-is.. Not dropping your other 428 into it, which leaves your red car without a means of motivation.
Oddly, only the 4-speed CJ and SCJ had staggered shocks. Auto trans CJ and SCJ had the normal configuration. (I know you know this, but maybe not everybody)Spogs, does your car have the punch outs for the cooler ? Do you have the staggered shock setup ? Do you have a 3.91 or 4.30 axle ? Does the 428 have the LeMans rods ? LSG
I don't know if they all got the "drag pack" or not but if so the body would be special with the shock tower reinforcements at least other than the VIN and shocks.If I had a super cobra jet R code without the original engine, would this just be worth the same as a mach 1 with a 428 none original engine or is there something special about the scj body.
No rev limiter was used for the 1969 428 SCJ Mustang. 5,800 RPM rev limiters were first used for both 428 CJs and SCJs during the 1970 model year.Yeah, the SCJ came with a rev limiter, but of course people disconnected them to go a tiny bit faster, then found out what it was for.