I make a living researching things online, and know a few tricks. Not sure if these posts are what you were looking for from 2008, but here is a try:http://www.oldgas.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=8061&page=2
This might be what you are looking for - From Jan 2, 09 posted by you:http://www.oldgas.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=21245
An easier way to search the forums with better results and accuracy is to use Google. You do this by clicking the Advanced Search in Google, and enter your search terms like normal, then add at the bottom where it says "Search within a site or domain:" enter: www.oldgas.com.
This restricts the searched to Old Gas only and Google has the entire history of the site indexed.
A shortcut for the advanced search is just to enter this in the normal Google search box:
motorizing his VR site:www.oldgas.com
"motorizing his VR" is the search term I used, and the "site:www.oldgas.com" tells google to only look at results in that site.
Hope this helps,