Registry Statistics as of February 3, 2013

The registry statistics page has been updated to reflect statistics of registered vehicles as of February 3, 2013. We now have 2,842 cars registered, which represents a little more than 15% of total production.

sah62 Sun, 02/03/2013 - 10:52
2013 Registry Calendar Now Available!

2013 registry calendars are now available for $16.99 each! They can be ordered directly from CafePress:

http://www.cafepress.com/428cobrajet.593530920

Other items (shirts, mugs, hats, etc.) in the registry store can be seen here:

http://www.cafepress.com/428cobrajet

CafePress runs sales on a regular basis. Here's a list of current coupon codes:

sah62 Sun, 12/02/2012 - 19:45
1968 NHRA Winternationals Super Stock Eliminator Trophy

Al Joniec took home the title of "Super Stock Eliminator" at the 1968 NHRA Winternationals while driving a new 1968 "135" 428 Cobra Jet Mustang. As shown in the March, 1968 edition of Autolite "Shop Tips", here he is pictured with the trophy.

sah62 Fri, 11/23/2012 - 15:13
Comparison of Major 428 Engine Components

This summary comparison of major 428 engine components was prepared by Bill Barr, Principal Engineer for the 428 Cobra Jet engine development program at Ford Motor Company. Unless specifically noted this comparison does not include the parts that are unique to the 428 Super Cobra Jet engine.

sah62 Fri, 11/09/2012 - 18:10
428 Cobra Jet History, by Bill Barr sah62 Thu, 11/01/2012 - 19:57

Greylisting and Blocked Visitors

There are a lot of bad actors in the world who crawl web sites looking to harvest email addresses for spammers, or to inject bogus links to spam and malware sites. One of the ways I try to combat that behavior is by using a service that keeps track of known miscreants and automatically prevents them from accessing this site. The IP address of every site visitor is checked against a database, and if your address is associated with some suspicious activity you will be asked to take an extra authentication step before you'll be given access to the site.

Failed User Logins

One of the nice new features of the site is that it keeps a log of error messages, such as when a user tries to login and fails. I can see that some people have tried to login (in an attempt to comment on an article perhaps?) and failed. I don't yet have user accounts set up for login, so please, don't bother trying to login - you can't. In the not too distant future I hope to have things set up so that you can use the same user account on this part of the site, the forum, and the gallery, but I'm not there yet.

Web Site Upgrade

Have you noticed that the site looks a little (OK, a lot) different now? I've been developing the site using static HTML pages since 1999. While this kept the code simple, it made it more difficult to manage the content and to add new features to the site. In the more recent past I've been using Drupal, a modern content management system (CMS), to develop other sites and I finally decided to make the switch. I hope you like the new look and the new capabilities.