Is this function working? I can never seem to get the search to work. All it does is idle and then kick off. Right now I am looking for the thread with pictures of the correct hinges for the gas tank cover panel under the front seat on the early cars.
I think many times the search function is overwhelmed by having to sort through the huge volume of stuff from many years and just gives up. Limiting the time period covered sometimes helps. Often a Google search works when the forum search won't.
Found by doing the Google search below:
site:mtfca.com gas tank hinge*
Here are the results:
Same search in Google images:
https://www.google.com/search?q=site:mtfca.com+gas+tank+hinge&client=safari&rls= en&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwia2vuEkvjLAhWmmIMKHcz6BQkQ_AUICCgC&biw=1 280&bih=664
I get this everytime I try to search:
http://www.mtfca.com/cgi-bin/discus/board-search.cgi from 22.214.171.124
/cgi-bin/discus/search.cgi 500 - internal error
Our 500 message
Chris Brancaccio - 2013
Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_10_5) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/47.0.2526.106 Safari/537.36
Bottom line - Google works much better than the forum search utility, just put mtfca in your Google search string with your other keywords.
If you limit your search to a single year at a time it usually works. Searching everything at once usually results in that message which I think is due to the shear amount of results. It's much easier to just use Google.
Erik, I've never used the Asterisk* on a Google search.
What does that add to the procedure?
The asterisk is a wildcard.
You can use an asterisk (*) in the place of a character in your search term to indicate that any number of characters can be substituted in place of the asterisk.
For example, if you type depreciat* as your search term, your results will include depreciate, depreciating, depreciation, etc.
In this case, I wanted posts that included either the word "hinge" OR "hinges" so I put an asterisk at the end of the word "hinge."
Allan that is what I get also. Thanks for the lead to the thread I as looking for Erik. I will try using google in the future.
Allan that is what I get also. Thanks for the lead to the thread I was looking for Erik. I will try using google in the future.