There is a very large class of people that own 65/66 Mustangs that, as far as I can tell, anyway, have been, for the most part, ignored entirely. They don't really want that 100 pt. show car that is so nice and was soooo expensive that they're afraid to drive it, they also don't want to make their car capable of achieving warp factor three. They just want this car that they dearly love to be able to cruise around smoothly and reliably, without having it dump them out on the side of the road or have it start making weird noises or belching out big clouds of funky-smelling smoke. And I think, truth be told, that this is by far the largest class of Mustang owners. They take their car to some technician when what they actually need is a mechanic, and this, frequently, does not work out very well at all for the owner. They don't want to re-engineer the entire car, they just want someone to fix what broke. These are the people that I am trying help out with this blog. Some problems require a little bit of back and forth, as in, "Try this." "I tried that and it didn't change anything."
" Oh. well, you probably need to try that." " I tried that and it helped, but it still isn't quite right." "Now you need to try this...." If you go to http://www.allfordmustangs.com/ and then go to the classics forums, you will be able to do that with a pretty hefty gathering of some very knowledgeable people that also happen to be very friendly. None of that ridiculous one-upmanship, no flaming or abuse, none of that stuff. Just good, solid advice from people that know what they are talking about.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Posting comments

If you post a comment or a question to something that you read here, you will no doubt notice that it does not appear immediately. I have things set up here in such a way that I have to see comments before they actually appear. Experience taught me pretty quickly that some people are not as well behaved as others, and, if I didn't do this, all sorts of objectionable material would pop up that I had to delete. The vast majority of people are too civilized to waste time trolling the internet looking for opportunities to be offensive and hateful, but, there always seems to be 'That Guy' that tries to cause problems for everybody else. If you post a comment that has anything to do with an old Mustang, or is of a general conversational nature, and is not something that a parent would object to having their 10 year old see, it will be posted. It's just that there is a time lag. You post the comment, I get an email notification, read it, and click 'Publish'. The reason that I am writing this is because I sometimes get multiple email notifications about the same commentwhich  has been posted two or three times, as if someone had tried to post a comment, saw that it didn't appear, and then tried again, as if they might have made some sort of mistake somewhere along the line. You probably have done everything correctly, it just takes a little while to appear.

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