Here are some Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs), Autolite Shop Tips articles, service articles, and the like dated from the late 1960s into the early 1970s. They're another source of engine technical information beyond what you can find in the Ford service manuals.
Details here: https://www.428cobrajet.org/statistics
We added 54 cars in 2020, including 7 1968s, 40 1969s, and 10 1970s. The 1968 numbers are a little misleading because we also dropped 3 1968 convertibles that Chris and I found to be in error.
The registry statistics have been updated for 2019. We now have a total of 3,154 located vehicles registered, up from 3,130 as last reported on January 1, 2019. The 1969 model year leads the way again, with an increase of 17 vehicles. 8 1970 vehicles were added. Our 1968 total dropped by 1 vehicle because we're now excluding known VINs for vehicles that haven't actually been located. Be sure to register your car if you'd like to contribute to the total.
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.