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franklin
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Search help?

Post by franklin » Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:28 am

I belong to several forums and some work better than others. I must be doing something wrong. Example, I put in steering column or steering column rebuild and get pages of unrelated topics. The same with custom wheels.
I narrow the search down to 64-66 birds but leave everything else as set. Thanks for any tips! Frank'
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60fore
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Post by 60fore » Mon Mar 03, 2014 4:40 pm

You must insert the word 'and' between the words you want to search. For example, to search for posts about steering column rebuilds you would type 'steering and column and rebuild' in the search field.

If you don't, your search will return all the posts with the word 'steering', plus all the posts with the word 'column' and all the posts with the word 'rebuild'. Needless to say, that will be a lot of posts!

In another post you asked about custom wheels for your '66. I suggest you search in the '64-66 Modified' section of the forum. You will soon discover that custom wheel choices for the 65-66 Birds are very limited due to the huge Kelsey- Hayes brake calipers fitted to these cars. Some use spacers to get around this problem.

Good luck and have fun with your new-found search skills; there's a ton of wisdom hidden in this forum!
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Post by franklin » Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:22 pm

Hidden would be the operative word. I found 5 posts. I know the selection is really narrow for wheels. I think I need to find someone that has done this and just talk to them. Thanks for your help!
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Re: Search help?

Post by Steverino » Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:51 pm

I know this thread is old, but my problem is similar... Trying to search for "brake light switch" - you know, the electrical gizmo screwed into the master cylinder. The blankety-blank search tool ignores all of those words saying that they're too common. Doesn't matter if I put quotes around the string, & symbols between each word, or "and" between each word. Same result. I want it to search for that exact string, which I don't think will be overly common.

Anybody know how I can better communicate what I want to the search engine?

Thanks!
Steve
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'67 MGB - sold after 22 yrs.

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Re: Search help?

Post by redstangbob » Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:13 am

perhaps a PM to YODA asking him which version of bhbPP we use, then go over their support pages. I know, lots to go through :sad:
https://www.phpbb.com/support/
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