I need to clarify something for y'all. There are actually two different search functions you will encounter, and they produce significantly different results. But first I need to explain some terminology:
Forum: This is actually just the first page of the whole website
Website: The whole of Garysgaragemahal
I have trouble with that concept and suspect you might as well, but the difference is important with the discussion of the search functions, which are good tools to have. So, here's a graphic to explain. This is the top level of the new navigation menu, and everything in there is part of the "website", as shown in red. But, only the first page, as shown in yellow, is the "forum".
Now, if I've not succeeded in losing you yet, let me try again. Using those two dafynitions here are the search functions:
1. Forum Search:
This search just searches the text in the forum itself, meaning the posts themselves. And it is accessed by the search line towards the top right of the forum pages
2. Website Search:
This is at the very bottom of each page on the whole of the website, not just the forum. It is called Google CUSTOM SEARCH and looks like the one below. This one does not search the "forum" but searches the rest of the site.
Just type in what you are looking for and either hit Enter or click on the magnifying glass on the right end. Let's assume you type in "hose" and hit Enter. You'll get a page like the one below. Note the highlighted line - everything above that is what Google wants you to go look at off-site. But below the line are the results on the site, meaning Radiator Hoses and Air Cleaner Heat Tube.
Gary, AKA "Gary fellow": Profile
Dad's: '81 F150 Ranger XLT 4x4: Down for restomod: Full-roller "stroked 351M" w/Trick Flow heads & intake, EEC-V SEFI/E4OD/3.50 gears w/Kevlar clutches
Blue: 2015 F150 Platinum 4x4 SuperCrew wearing Blue Jeans & sporting a 3.5L EB & Max Tow
Big Blue: 1985 F250HD 4x4: 460/ZF5/3.55's, D60 w/Ox locker in front & 10.25 Spicer/Trutrac in back, & EEC-V MAF/SEFI