This story was written by Bruce Sizemore and edited by Scott Hollenbeck.
A "135" car that we hadn't located turned up at the 50th Anniversary Ford Performance Cobra Jet Reunion! 8F02R135023, originally delivered to Dick Brannan Ford of New Carlisle, Indiana, came to the event to compete in the vintage Cobra Jet drag racing event.
The best answer to this question is "usually not". Many factors could cause a discrepancy between a scheduled build date and an actual assembly date, such as shortages of parts, worker strikes, and any number of other things. From what we've seen, the actual assembly date tends to differ from the scheduled build date. As an example, we know that the scheduled build date for the start of 1969 model year production at the Dearborn, Metuchen, and San Jose assembly plants was "04G", or July 4, 1968.
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There's a common misconception that the 5th character in the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) can be used to determine if a car is equipped with a Cobra Jet (CJ) or Super Cobra Jet (SCJ) engine. The myth is that Q-codes are CJs and R-codes are SCJs. In truth, these codes identify the type of induction system installed during factory assembly. 1969 - 1970 428 CJs and SCJs that were equipped with standard air cleaners are identified by the letter "Q". Ram air induction is identified by the letter "R".
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Registry statistics as of June 30, 2014, can now be found on the registry statistics page.Over the last six months we've added 22 new cars, bringing the total number of registered cars to 2,903 from from 2,881. That's a little over 16% of the 18,049 428 CJ non-Shelby Mustangs produced during the 1968, 1969, and 1970 model years.
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Members of the Mustang 428 Cobra Jet Registry met at the 2013 Carlisle All Ford Nationals in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. The event ran from June 6 - June 9, 2013. We usually get rained on at least once, and this year was no exception. Member donations covered the cost of a club tent (thanks!). This picture was taken on Saturday June 8th.
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