I added a fast subject search to the megaindex. On my DSL connectin it takes about 1 second to do a keyword search.
See IFSJA Mega Index
REMEMBER: This is only for messages through December 29, 2001. As noted you can use regular expressions in the search terms if you like. The quickstart guide:
Interested in 70's wags, try 7 wag
Carburators, try (2|4) (bbl|barrel)
Presures, try (fuel|oil) pressure
"Glove box" or "glovebox", try glove ?box
Or you could use (steering|black|glove) box
for three terms.
Feedback or bug reports to: marty _at_ studiosells _dot_ net.