• This is the TESTING site!

    - These conversations will be wiped out when we move for real.

    - Please use the regular site https://fordsix.com for your 'real' communications!

    - Please post and poke around here for testing, just be aware that they will wiped out.

Major forum upgrade coming soon!

1966Mustang

Administrator
Staff member
Hi Folks,

I am pleased to announce that we will be moving ahead with a major forum upgrade. The software that has been chosen is xenForo. Some popular sites that are using xenforo are:
The H.A.M.B: https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/
IH8MUD: https://forum.ih8mud.com
AVForums: https://www.avforums.com/forums/

The testing site can be poked around in now at: http://dev.fordsix.com
Your regular user/password should work.

Some major features:
- User Media Galleries
- Drag and Drop Image Attaching
- Options for Social Logins/Authentication
- Modern look and feel
- Built for Better Search Engine results/ranks
- An integrated area for the Classic Inlines Tech Articles. - Ability to edit/add more!

Problems you may encounter:
- There may be issues with your privileges, I am sorting those out.
- If the site is unavailable it is because I am configuring or running through the migration process.
- Gremlins (the computer kind, not the AMC kind)
- It may be slow (that's going to change when we go live)
- Your avatar may be missing.
- Some smilies may be missing - : :stick: :shock:
- Some attachments may be missing - they look all there to me.

I will have an update when the upgrade will be scheduled, but I am shooting to be done around Jan 1. That may be a bit optimistic, but we shall see.

Also... The financial contributions to our community efforts here over the years - and especially over the past couple days have certainly lit a fire to get this done. I don't know how to say thanks, other than to improve all of this of all of you!
So - Thanks. This is by far the best online community I am a part of. We should all get together sometime... :beer:

If you have a concern, or if things are missing, please let me know!

Thanks,

Perry
 

Cool23

New member
The Garage Journal forum (part of the HAMB group) will go across to this format. Good move. :D
 

1966Mustang

Administrator
Staff member
Cool23":3ky2be87 said:
The Garage Journal forum (part of the HAMB group) will go across to this format. Good move. :D
Yup - I saw that. I figured they would start converting all of their properties over at some point to consolidate their development and management workloads.

Hopefully our migration does not take as long as The Garage Journal ;)
 

chad

Active member
Happy Holidays -
Perry & site !

(I hate movin...
gulp, will hold on4 the improvements ! )

[glow=red]Thnx fr all ur yrs of work Ford6 Team[/glow]


One thing 2 report. Mac is pretty good on spam avoidance, the virus, etc. There is one nasty for us (I can get). As soon as I showed up to 1H8MUD it popped up ("MacClean" or sumpin like that). Its a no show on ford6 tho.
Generally the 'content heavy' I like to avoid. Simple, clear like phpBB are fine for me (Internet Brands, jellSoft, vBulletin R all way too much). I like the ol "looks like a page I'm reading" kinda thing (not all the additional geehaws) & certainly not adverts. Anyway, good luck..
 

Cool23

New member
1966Mustang":27cnu7x1 said:
Cool23":27cnu7x1 said:
The Garage Journal forum (part of the HAMB group) will go across to this format. Good move. :D
Yup - I saw that. I figured they would start converting all of their properties over at some point to consolidate their development and management workloads.

Hopefully our migration does not take as long as The Garage Journal ;)
The GJ has been slow to go across due to the fact Admin has been using the HAMB to sort out all the bugs.
 

chad

Active member
not quite as bad as FB (3 column) & others but looks 2 have that 2nd sm column on R.
Clutter 2 me, sorry.
 

1966Mustang

Administrator
Staff member
Chad: Good feedback - I'll try to not move the cheese too far. :D

Not planning on straying too far from the default out of the box forum styling - Asides from some color tweaks perhaps.

And Thanks

- Perry
 

chad

Active member
aaahaha
Grumpy ol man: "Who moved it?"

gulp: "I don't like change, fella!"
:roll:
 

chad

Active member
Y U young wiper snaper! I wuz on the puter in '66 B4 U
wuz in long pants. It hada hand set hangin off the side,
a tractor feed w/friable yellow paper fed outta a box behind,
dazy wheel printer, dot matric charicters, and a stacka punch crds
like 3 X 7 manalla index crds. The phone line went to the MIT Labs in
their basement'n back. No where else. I outta murder-i-ze ya... U need
some ed-u-macation wid dat "ol man" comment.

snort...huff, rapid (but weak) heart beat :help: ...
 

chad

Active member
now that I can understand. But this new stuff? all automatic, behind the scenes, outta MY
control, don't like (cuz don't understand easily, I guess, no?).

Alright, do it to it bro.
Fun, fun, fun !
Catch ya on the other side...

Oh, BTW, Jan 1 still the roll out? Done like this last one (i.e. time to play on each B4 the plug's pulled)?

(Reminds me Y I like my ol bronk over the 21st century rig. I can get in there, tinker, put hands on. The new 1? gotta put the scanner on - "by guess'n by golly" change a sensor or sumpin else that seems pretty remote)...
 

1966Mustang

Administrator
Staff member
Jan 1 might be the day, I am working on nailing that down.

Will be refreshing the dev.fordsix.com site tomorrow for another test.

Thanks,

Perry
 

1966Mustang

Administrator
Staff member
Happy New Year! - A little update on what's going on with the new site. This is taking a little longer than I thought due to Holiday constraints and other unexpected chores. Married people know what I'm talking about...

This week I am moving the test site to a different hosting provider - which should improve access and reliability when I migrate for real. There will be another test run for users to test out the migrated site data Jan 12-18th. Currently, you should see a test site at: http://dev.fordsix.com . That data is a bit stale and the server might be a bit slow. The next announced test will be on a better connection and server.

If testing Jan 12-18th goes well, (everything works, people can login, use the features, and no issues with the new hosting) I think I will put this board in 'maintenance mode' Saturday night 1/19 and get everything done for Sunday 1/20 morning.

If testing does not go as planned, or there are issues that cannot be resolved prior to the 19th, then I will re-evaluate the plan.

Thank you all!

Best Regards,

Perry Clark
1966Mustang
 

chad

Active member
OK,
sounds like the end of this wk/most of nxt wk U want us to test a 3rd site?
Will wait till U post that link or address…

Thnx again, Perry.
:nod:
 

Charlie Cheap

New member
Just purchased a 1973 200 out of a Maverick for my 65 Mustang. The OEM 200 had to be bored .060" over to clean up...which is not a good idea. I drove it to Tennessee last summer for the M6A show, running 75 and sometimes better just to stay with traffic. It had no problems running up to and above those speeds. After the M6A show we went to Mississippi to visit relatives. It ran great, got 24.5 MPG running the AC all the way, but refused to start after stopped, unless we allowed it to cool. Mine is built for highway running not max power. I will remove the internal goodies to put on this motor as I am well pleased with its performance. Anyone else needed a .060" bore and finding the same problem? It works but has issues with cylinder-wall flex when hot. Hoping .030" bore will clean up cylinders but have a question. My 65 has 8.8 - 1 compression with 13cc dish pistons. The 73 looks like it has a lower compression when checking info pages. Is this true? Are the 6.5cc pistons the way to go? About 9-1 or 8.5-1 seems like a good road static-compression for a car not racing. With my cam that comes to just below 8-1 dynamic-compression. My dizzy is one I built with BWD SELECT parts and Pertronix conversion with a dual-advance (swing-weights-vacuum) modified with the 925D spring, manifold vacuum and Ford 9mm wire wound plug wires feeding Autolite AP46 plugs gaped at .040". A MSD .8 ohm ignition resistor puts a little more primary voltage to the ACCEL 42,000 volts coil, while the lowest ohms wires reduce that voltage as little as possible. With higher input the coil puts a little more to the plugs plus it has about 10K higher ability than the OEM. Better coil, more primary volts, Pertronix, the best available parts, tuned right, and platinum plugs...works.[image]img1743[/image]
 

chad

Active member
CC -
U may have clicked the wrong button And
posted on the wrong forum for this entry.

This specific thread is following the change over from the ol Fordsix SITE
to a new'n improved site.

Hoghlight, and copy, click, paste etc to this forum:

viewforum.php?f=1
 
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