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  • 2020 mustang
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    Originally posted by PacerRacer View Post
    Honestly, I am really sad that forums like this are slowly dying out. I'm in my 20s, the height of the millennial generation and even I CANNOT STAND Facebook. There is no way to archive things, there are no stickies, there's no way to break things out by topic - it's just complete chaos. You can't put together a cohesive build thread on the stupid thing, and you've just got to hope that whatever question you have is one of the recently discussed topics or you'll have to ask about it for the 478th time and get blasted by the group regulars who are sick of hearing "When is PowerTour?" or "Can I drive X?". It also feels like the Facebook groups are way more toxic, which is ironic considering that most people use their actual real-life name on Facebook.

    Don't even get me started on Facebook marketplace.
    It is sad, Guess it is different for each forum, but the brand/make (chevy/ford/dodge) or the model (Camaro, Mustang,Nova) forums died because of much of the regulars. The phase " use the search function" all the time stopped many from posting asking questions. They either leave or do start using the search and the post count drops to nil and with little traffic, no one "checks in".
    The other problem was some could do no wrong, while others would get tossed. This was not lost on most so they slowly stopped returning to the page.
    I hate facebook, Don't use it. Most the local cruise nights and car clubs, now use F/B "groups" instead of having a web site. I get it free, is cheaper than running a web page.
    Problems many forums had or have, Was they treated it like a group of friends and treated some very coldly. and regulars became well, ever hear the phase, rules for thy,but not for me. That happens . What they should have been like is your job, you don't have to like everyone at your job, but you have to deal and interact with them. Forums in the they peak did not do this, If the regulars didn't care for you, you got the cold shoulder and hate. So those folks leave, and those that lurk watch it unfold time and time again. Smart people tell themselves "I don't want any part of that" So they don't join or post. or only join to get the information needed and don't post.
    I am here because it popped up when I searched power tour on google. I am somewhat surprised that after the F/B mess of collecting members data, there was not a rebirth of traffic at forums. Guess people have thrown in the towel and just understand their information will be collected and used and can't fight it.
    I have a few forums book marked that are for vehicle models I own, I have not joined any of them , I lurk and search when I need an answer. Why because the regulars tell/post on most threads, "use the search" Instead of answering the question.
    What was the story here, what slowed traffic here?

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  • 2020 mustang
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    Originally posted by BluLightning View Post

    We put a 200 4R in the Cutlass and it made a world of difference. Better mileage and it runs cooler.
    I would love it if they made adapters and controllers to put the ten speeds in older cars. A manual would be nice but my knee and hip stated nope, after driving a 2021 Camaro with a stick on a trip.

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  • corvettedad
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    This is the only place you'll find me!

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  • moparjim71
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    I can’t stand Farcebook either. But I will say the last 3 times I had parts to sell they sold there in under one hour, Craigslist would have taken weeks or months. I would not be there if it wasn’t for nailhead parts.

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  • silver_bullet
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    So am I! I ain't goin' anywhere...

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  • BluLightning
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    I'm still here.

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  • stu yoakam
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    Pondering who would pay $590 plus fees for a "VIP" concert ticket that doesn't even include a meet & greet or photo with the band, only a special poster. And you get first dibs on the merch table.

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  • PacerRacer
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    Honestly, I am really sad that forums like this are slowly dying out. I'm in my 20s, the height of the millennial generation and even I CANNOT STAND Facebook. There is no way to archive things, there are no stickies, there's no way to break things out by topic - it's just complete chaos. You can't put together a cohesive build thread on the stupid thing, and you've just got to hope that whatever question you have is one of the recently discussed topics or you'll have to ask about it for the 478th time and get blasted by the group regulars who are sick of hearing "When is PowerTour?" or "Can I drive X?". It also feels like the Facebook groups are way more toxic, which is ironic considering that most people use their actual real-life name on Facebook.

    Don't even get me started on Facebook marketplace.

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  • moparjim71
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    But the Forum Freaks did have a good run!

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  • cstmwgn
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    Yeah I guess only those of us that have no where better to be!

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  • Monster
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    There are so few of us left here ...

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  • stu yoakam
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    Originally posted by stu yoakam View Post
    Had to get a wireless mouse for the computer. POS chewed the cord off keyboard and three mice. One was brand new. Pondering if I can shoot it with a bb/pellet gun or would that be too dangerous indoors? Know better than to use .22 but it's tempting.
    Ruined game controller and charge cords for phone and other controller. Also door cables on dishwasher and possibly hose because either that or the ice maker is leaking. It ate two cookies with comet on them and three bait blocks with peanut butter. Working on its third package of rat X. Ate at least one dishwasher pack and a toilet bleach tablet with hot cocoa mix on it. Not to mention four or five bags of peanut m&ms.

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  • stu yoakam
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    Originally posted by Redline04 View Post

    That’s the same conversion I’m looking at for the Olds 403 in my ‘79 TA. Probably a year or 2 away yet, but part of the plan.
    IIRC mine was $1700 from Florida. It was advertised at 6 or 7 hundred hp. Came with speedometer gear and converter. Summit and others wanted $2400 and those are extra. And that's for a stock rebuild/reman. Click image for larger version

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  • BluLightning
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    Originally posted by moparjim71 View Post
    My Buicks all have 401 nailheads so you need an adapter that’s kind of hokey to go with the OD transmission. I do have one adapter but that’s been the delay. Bob, what gears are in the Olds?
    I believe it's a 3.08 but I can't remember off the top of my head.

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  • moparjim71
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    My Buicks all have 401 nailheads so you need an adapter that’s kind of hokey to go with the OD transmission. I do have one adapter but that’s been the delay. Bob, what gears are in the Olds?

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