|1969 MUSTANG MACH I
Cobra Jet 428
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The '69 Mustang Mach I Cobra Jet was one of the hottest performance machines that Ford ever built
for street use. The 428 cubic inch V-8 was factory rated at 335 horsepower but actually put out more
than 400 and the excitement level was out of this world.
Today, restored Cobra Jet Mustangs are selling at auctions in the 5 figure range $60K to mid $80K !
The engine block was finished with authentic Model Master Ford Engine Blue. Chrome valve covers
were stripped and painted Model Master Chrome Silver. I added plug wires with the correct firing
order, fuel lines, battery cables and heater hoses. Interior was finished with Model Master enamels. The
kit wheels and tires were used. Exterior is finished in Acapulco Blue, sanded and polished. Bare Metal
Foil was used on all exterior chrome trim.
Although this is a nice kit and it has that cool Shaker
scoop, there are a few thing wrong. For some unknown
reason, Revell molded pillars in the rear side panels of
the interior for the addition of a roll bar. I've seen my
share of '69 Cobra Jets and none had a factory roll
bar. I cut the pillars out and patched the holes.
Included are decals for the instruments and clock. I
applied them and let them dry overnight. A few
layers of Microscale Kristal Clear was applied over
them, allowing each layer to thoroughly dry, giving
them the appearance of a clear lens. Hard to tell in
the photos but they look a lot better.
The kit did not come with the rear window
slats. I used the slats from the Revell '70 Mach
I/BOSS 302 kit. The Mach I kit is 1/24 and the
CJ is 1/25 scale so I had to trim them down to
fit. Not hard to do. Just a little filing/sanding.
Not too sure about the accuracy of the engine compartment. The width between
the shock towers looks too wide. Lots of room between the towers and valve
covers. I had a big block Mustang and it was a real pain to change the spark plugs.