About the 50natics mailing list

NOTE: The 50natics list is now administered by Chris Ferino. Please contact Chris if you have any questions that are not answered here.

The 50natics mailing list is a high-volume, unmoderated forum for discussing '79-up Ford Mustangs, '79-'86 Mercury Capris, and related vehicles based on Ford's Fox chassis, with an emphasis on technical topics such as repair, restoration, and performance modifications. Questions from novices are encouraged. If you love late model Mustangs, this is the place for you!

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Private-party ads are welcomed. Appropriate items include vehicles, parts, tools, supplies, etc. Pointers to commercial suppliers and services are also welcomed, but commercial advertising is strongly discouraged.

Announcements of Mustang-related events (car shows, club events, etc.) are also welcomed. Again, however, commercial advertising is discouraged.


The 50natics list is archived at Listquest. These archives cover the period from September 25, 1998 onward.

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Unfortunately there are no archives prior to September 1998.

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