Dave - Great to hear your willingness to develop the site.
Currently, we don't have individual forums for specific donors -- Corolla, Miata, Mustang, etc. That's not to say that wouldn't be a good organization. About the closest we have currently is the Engine/Drivetrain
forum. It has a lot of donor-specific threads.
As for other systems, they are probably better suited to a system-organized forum -- brakes, electrical, etc. You can certainly make a post about Corolla radiators in the Cooling section, and tag it as such.
Another option is to create a page that indexes relevant threads across the site. Chet started one for Miatas
. Problem with these are that they tend to not be kept up-to-date too well. If you wanted to adopt this thread and collect (and maintain) links to site-wide Corolla threads, that would be fantastic
If we had one (or several) librarians willing to maintain such a thread for a variety of donors (Corolla, Thunderbird, Miata, S10, Sonnet
, etc), I'd happily create a new top-level forum for those indexes...but I'd still steer discussions of Corolla brakes to the Brakes
section, not a Corolla section.
Another approach would be to create a cookbook for your favorite donor. This would be something more substantial than an index of related posts across the site. It could be a build log. It could be a book. This would be a substantial undertaking, and would be of great value to other builders of the same ilk.
Maybe there's a phpBB guru amongst us who can jazz up the site to include make/model tags, etc., that would help automate searches/indexes, etc. Anyone?
If you'll start building a resource along these lines (or something else) finding or creating the right place to put it is the easy part, and I'll happily work with you in that regard.