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It seems as if when the forum was upgraded, the amount of posts went way, way down. Is this happening, or is this just my imagination?
 

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im not sure, i wasn't around when it changed. i do remember a lot more post and comments... but its good that there are still some fans of the Ford Escorts. i know that i have been since my first company car.
 

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I think you may be right. When the software had to be upgraded it may have been discouraging to members or guests who didnt have serious problems. It was discouraging to me, but I have since gotten used to the new layout. Plus there is the factor of how many people have Escorts now, compared with 5 or 10 or 15 years ago, and how many of Escort owners are DIY greasemonkeys.
 

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The more recent slow downs are likely to be associated with the annual climate changes. Much of the nation is experiencing cold weather now. Few people want to be working on a car when it's <40 degrees outside or wet.
 

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I know I wouldn't want to work on my car in the wet and cold of the mid or east coast. Here is cali, are weather is getting cold be still its sweater time and just so happen to have a car working on hoodie that I use...
 

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Upgrade really had nothing to do with the slow down, we was experiencing that on the old format too.

I moved across the country and did not get to take my car with me so, I'm out of the game and working 80 hours a week so, I'm around and helping when I can be, :)
 
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I know I wouldn't want to work on my car in the wet and cold of the mid or east coast. Here is cali, are weather is getting cold be still its sweater time and just so happen to have a car working on hoodie that I use...
Ha, car repairs and funerals seem not to come at convenient times. My first 1993 had indications of needing a clutch replacement in late Dec early Jan of, I think 2009. Yes, Colorado get's cold, but this was one of our coldest times.

One of my daughters left her car outside so one of my sons and I could work on it in her UN-heated garage. I was grateful, of course. But it was gonna be a cold cold job. Well, we built an enclosure/tent out of plastic cloth over our working area, and put an extra lamp under there. Not so much for the light, but for those of you who don't know, those lamps create HEAT.... and it made our work bearable.

Oh, the clutch job turned out NOT to be a "clutch job", it was a pilot bearing.... poor installation by PO, or NEGLECT by PO [did their mechanic fail to replace it on a previous clutch job?]

We learned the full impact of those lamps years ago when working in an unheated garage on a less intensive, ordinary job where we needed extra light; sheeesh, it got too warm in there, had to remove our coats. No, it wasn't as cold as the clutch work, but it was cold outside, and VERY warm in our work area.

Cheers, and Happy Thanksgiving to all

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.... Oh, the clutch job turned out NOT to be a "clutch job", it was a pilot bearing.... poor installation by PO, or NEGLECT by PO did their mechanic fail to replace it on a previous clutch job? ......
Not necessarily.
http://www.feoa.net/threads/94-escort-5-spd-grinding-then-whirring-noise.83070/#post-736506

These things are GREAT !
http://www.meijer.com/assets/product_images/styles/xlarge/1000947_048894023071_A_400.jpg
Image source is from Meijer.Com so they might have one.
 

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Glad to hear from you though, 93scorluv.
Thank man, it's hectic still, but can not wait for the pay off. all my teeth finally after all these years get to come out! wewt!
 

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Here's a bump.

Went to sign in for the first time since September, and the stupid 'puter wouldn't recognize either my old username or my password.

So this is the new me.... formerly Lmo
 

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Here's a bump.

Went to sign in for the first time since September, and the stupid 'puter wouldn't recognize either my old username or my password.

So this is the new me.... formerly Lmo
You may be able to retrieve your old account by contacting the forum administrator. His user name is slapyo.
 

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The more recent slow downs are likely to be associated with the annual climate changes. Much of the nation is experiencing cold weather now. Few people want to be working on a car when it's <40 degrees outside or wet.
I'm also guessing that your typical Escort owner is less likely to have a garage.
 
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