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How about an Editorial Board, and a place to submit entries for review and acceptance.  That would take the load off of just one person but still provide a filter for indiscriminate additions.  I think that that is how the big wiki's work, kind of.

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6 minutes ago, Zed Head said:

How about an Editorial Board, and a place to submit entries for review and acceptance.  That would take the load off of just one person but still provide a filter for indiscriminate additions.  I think that that is how the big wiki's work, kind of.

Not a bad idea...  let me check to see if I can flag wiki edits for moderation.  That should help offset any issues.

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Hmm...  I can only set moderation for new posts, not edits.  That's strange...  I'll keep looking to see if there's another setting elsewhere.

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I'll leave it to you guys if you want to do a wiki-style system or a new forum.  You can see my examples above for the wiki and most of you already know how the forums work.  ?

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I think the idea is great, but the implementation is clearly up for debate.

How about a simple description of "differences from the previous year" and then if there are questions or requests for pics about something specific, they can be added. Just to illustrate things, I tried to pick something that everyone knows about from each year:

 

72 240:
Changed from the four screw round top carbs to the three screw and routed water into the carbs to heat the nozzles

73 240:
First year for the flat-top carbs

74 260:
Changed the seat rails to a new design
First year for shock absorber mounted bumpers

75 280:
This is the first year for the fuel injection

76 280:
Increased the number of parking brake ratchet teeth
Added weather strip rubber along tops of doors

77 280:
Changed the seat rails to a new design
New sheet metal stampings pretty much everywhere

78 280:
Redesigned ignition module which allowed removal of the ballast resistor

 

I'm thinking just keep filling in differences as stuff comes up?

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Give the wiki a try...  let me know what you think.  I can add categories later so just use the default one for now.

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16 hours ago, Captain Obvious said:

I think the idea is great, but the implementation is clearly up for debate.

How about a simple description of "differences from the previous year" and then if there are questions or requests for pics about something specific, they can be added. Just to illustrate things, I tried to pick something that everyone knows about from each year:

 

72 240:
Changed from the four screw round top carbs to the three screw and routed water into the carbs to heat the nozzles

73 240:
First year for the flat-top carbs

74 260:
Changed the seat rails to a new design
First year for shock absorber mounted bumpers

75 280:
This is the first year for the fuel injection

76 280:
Increased the number of parking brake ratchet teeth
Added weather strip rubber along tops of doors

77 280:
Changed the seat rails to a new design
New sheet metal stampings pretty much everywhere

78 280:
Redesigned ignition module which allowed removal of the ballast resistor

 

I'm thinking just keep filling in differences as stuff comes up?

I do like this approach if the Wiki doesn't pan out.  Of course there is always overlap rather than clean model year change-over.  The 260Z, for example, will be a fun one...

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So, a main forum and several subs, like CO laid out?  Assume that a year of changes packed in to one sub-forum is manageable?  Should there be a "Series X" sub or not?

Main - Ch ch ch ch changes over the years - 70 - 78

sub - 1970

sub - 1971

sub - 1972 

 

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1 hour ago, Jeff G 78 said:

I do like this approach if the Wiki doesn't pan out.  Of course there is always overlap rather than clean model year change-over.  The 260Z, for example, will be a fun one...

Your Zs getting water damage? That flooding looks bad. Hope you're okay!

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5 minutes ago, Zed Head said:

Should there be a "Series X" sub or not?

IMO, Series X is about as useful as when people talk about Stage X cams...  I'd mention what is considered to be a Series 1 but that's about it.

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13 minutes ago, siteunseen said:

Your Zs getting water damage? That flooding looks bad. Hope you're okay!

I think most of the flooding was quite a bit south of us in Ohio.  We are in good shape here.  Of course, the grass was really high, but after a few days without rain, my wife was able to mow today.

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19 minutes ago, siteunseen said:

When it's really wet down here my girlfriend/ex-wife/nextdoor neighbor has to weed eat the whole yard. I won't stand for ruts in my yard! 

My wife loves to mow and work in the yard.  I offered to mow and she told me not to take her job away.  ?  I did go out today and replace the string in the trimmer after she ran out.

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Posted (edited)

I can't really tell what the wiki style would look like without an example, so I put in a couple years just as a test.

I don't know if anyone else can see that categories I put in. Says it needs to be approved by a moderator.

Edited by Captain Obvious

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So that looks OK to me (now that I can see it). I put in a section for "Mid-year changes" in the 260 folder just to see how that would look.

I guess the first major question to debate is...

Would it be better sorted by item specific changes (like seat rails), or as a design timeline (most likely by year)?

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I just added to the 1977 block.  Looks like it could be interesting.  

Wikipedia has citations.  Is theer any way to add citations?  They could link to the Download area.  For example, comments about carb heat soak or vapor lock could link to the 73-74 carb mod document.

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