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Old 02-03-2013, 11:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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We've all benefitted from knowledge gleaned in the VMF. When we go to the deep well of knowledge that is the VMF, the best advice is typically relayed by a few recognizable posters. We have learned to respect the opinion of a few of the most experienced.
In YOUR honest opinion, which of our frequent posters would qualify as:

1) Best drivetrain advice poster

2) Best stock concourse correct poster

3) Best modified high performance poster

4) Best bodywork/paint poster

5 Best road/ opentrack poster
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:24 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Are you limiting your question to current posters only or are you including posters who are no longer regulars on VMF?
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That's a hard one but in general, bartl and 22gt come to mind for overall knowledge and tips. I'm sure ill think of more and I hate to leave people out! I have been given plenty of good advice from numerous members here though. I met a new Mustang owner yesterday at Coffee and Cars and I recommended this forum.
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:28 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I'm not limiting anything. In YOUR H Opinion. There were great posters of the past that we no longer hear from, but nominations are purely up to each of us.
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It is great that the frequent knowledgable posters have the time
available to spend on the forum answering questions,I'm sure the
OP's with their questions really appreciate it!
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Old 02-03-2013, 01:33 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Assuming I get a vote in the poll I started, I nominate (drum roll please):

1) GypsyR
2) Bartl
3) Sportsroof69
4) (can't decide yet)
5) SilverBlueBP
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i havent been around long enough to matter but i appreciate everything 22gt and bartl post....

i know most people by their avatar and signature or i could name a few more.
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Johnpro was one of the best!
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For me, this is about the people more than the cars and the friendships that I have enjoyed that are rooted here include good folks from all over the country, and for that matter, the world. I have had the genuine pleasure of meeting and spending time with Charles Turner, Jeff Speegle, Randy Jacobson, Shaun Burgess, John Dinkel, Vinny Ruggiero and his lovely wife Toni, Glen Morgan, Laurie Slausen, Mike and Joyce Epperson, the NorCal regulars, and many many more.

As this community continues to evolve, there is a whole new generation of Mustang enthusiasts who may not yet know of or appreciate the pioneers who came before that are now gone. JohnPro immediately comes to mind as do Bob Tripp, and Bill Gearhart. All stand up guys taken from us way too soon. Others chose to leave to pursue their hobby in other places and their contributions can also be found in the VMF archives. For the new recruits, and maybe for the old timers as well, explore the posts from 5 to 10 years ago and discover or rediscover the amazing talent that makes up this rag tag group of hobbyists.

I can't say that I can nominate people in defined categories like the Academy Awards does. What I can say is that there is a reason JohnPro is still listed as the most prolific poster on this forum 2 1/2 years after his death.

John Prochaska was a true friend to everyone here and all of us who knew him well still miss his good nature, good humor, and selfless commitment to helping people he didn't even know. John's character represents the best in the hobby.

Sorry if this sounds like a thread hijack!

While I was composing my post, I see that Stan has already mentioned JohnPro. Brilliant minds......., huh Stan?
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Johnpro was the one who came to mind first for me. Miss you, John.
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In this forum are so many really good people so itīs hard to say. All people with some more post who are oftener here are really good in mustangs etc. This is the best Mustang Forum because here are so many people with a real good knowledge and what I like here is that itīs more pecaeful and relaxed than in all the other forumīs.
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For me, this is about the people more than the cars and the friendships that I have enjoyed that are rooted here include good folks from all over the country, and for that matter, the world. I have had the genuine pleasure of meeting and spending time with Charles Turner, Jeff Speegle, Randy Jacobson, Shaun Burgess, John Dinkel, Vinny Ruggiero and his lovely wife Toni, Glen Morgan, Laurie Slausen, Mike and Joyce Epperson, the NorCal regulars, and many many more.

As this community continues to evolve, there is a whole new generation of Mustang enthusiasts who may not yet know of or appreciate the pioneers who came before that are now gone. JohnPro immediately comes to mind as do Bob Tripp, and Bill Gearhart. All stand up guys taken from us way too soon. Others chose to leave to pursue their hobby in other places and their contributions can also be found in the VMF archives. For the new recruits, and maybe for the old timers as well, explore the posts from 5 to 10 years ago and discover or rediscover the amazing talent that makes up this rag tag group of hobbyists.

I can't say that I can nominate people in defined categories like the Academy Awards does. What I can say is that there is a reason JohnPro is still listed as the most prolific poster on this forum 2 1/2 years after his death.

John Prochaska was a true friend to everyone here and all of us who knew him well still miss his good nature, good humor, and selfless commitment to helping people he didn't even know. John's character represents the best in the hobby.

Sorry if this sounds like a thread hijack!

While I was composing my post, I see that Stan has already mentioned JohnPro. Brilliant minds......., huh Stan?

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I'd like to push AOLShove out for a nomination. He restored a 68 convertible and best of all, documented the entire proceedure for others to follow. He did great work determining, among other things, a user friendly phosphate finishing process, rebuilding your own transmission and showed us how to make repairs to parts that we would otherwise consider replacing. He did it from a novice perspective which is totally respectful of the new guy/gal just now entering our hobby. Any seconds?
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I'd like to push AOLShove out for a nomination. Any seconds?
Definitely seconded. Even though most of my cars are finished, I still check his website almost weekly to see if it's been updated. Lots of people out there can do the work, but it's rare that someone can document it, write about it, and present it as well as he has.
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Assuming I get a vote in the poll I started, I nominate (drum roll please):

1) GypsyR
2) Bartl
3) Sportsroof69
4) (can't decide yet)
5) SilverBlueBP
6) All around great advice...22GT



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