Wednesday, September 13, 2017

First Football Game for Eli

 It turns out that Eli is not bad at football.  Not my choice of sports, but a man's gotta do what a man's gotta do.  He looked so small when he posed in his kit.  Uniform.  Outfit.  Whatever you call this thing.
But here he is, #10, waiting to start his first real game against Chaminade.  He looks like a pretty big dude.  Is that really him??  Anyway, he made the first tackle of the game and darn near intercepted a pass.  Affton Jr Cougars won 34-0.

Can't argue with success, eh?

Monday, September 04, 2017

Car Watching - 1993 Ford Mustang Cobra

 The Fox Body Mustangs (1979-1993) were not my favorite Mustangs.  I have a healthy respect for the Fox, but that's it.  If I had to pick one to own, this would be it.  The 1993 Cobra.  You see very few of these in the wild, as less than 5000 of these were produced. (I'm not including the limited edition Cobra R here, as only 107 of those were produced.)
 You can say this was the peak of factory Fox body performance.  It received a healthy dose of go-fast stuff above and beyond any GT.  GT40 cylinder heads, all wheel disc brakes, and 17" wheels were things that never graced regular showroom Mustangs in those days. 
 I've always liked the wheels.  They look fast sitting still and sit very well in the Fox's wheel wells.
My favorite view:  Special wing on the hatch-back and tail lights that were never used on any other Fox body.  It was only rated at 235 horsepower.  That's strange, as regular E7-headed 5.0's were rated at 215.  Regardless, it's a cool car and it's very existence meant that Ford was starting to pay attention to factory-built hotrods and the Cobra's of the future would be very intense, indeed.