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Old 12-28-2010, 07:07 PM
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Smile Forte's is 29 years old

Hi Guys,

Well it's been over 29 years as Forte's Parts Connection now. I have a hard time believing so many years have gone by. To think I became a WD for Doug Nash Engineering in 1982, WD For McLeod 1982, Lakewood 1983, Ford Racing 1985 and so on........... and so many other companies. WOW!!!
I can see the years in the mirror when I see the gray haired man that was just in his mid 20's. I used to have almost black hair. My draft card says I weigh just 155 lbs.
I've lived well and want to thank everyone for their past and present business and friendships too & especially my parents & family.

Mike Forte
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Old 12-28-2010, 08:01 PM
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Congratulations Mike. I'm satisfied with all the parts I bought from you and felt like you treated me fair and square. I suspect that's why you've been as successful as you have been to date. Best wishes to your future success.

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Old 12-28-2010, 08:47 PM
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Congratulations Mike!
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Mike,

Quite an accomplishment to keep a company going for 29 years.

Personally I have been very pleased with the shifter relocation kit I bought from you for my TKO a few years back.

Kudos and much success in the New Year for you and company.

...OH, about that weight on the old draft card...and the gray hair...

Personally, I have noticed...a LOT more of former and a lot LESS of the latter...( God bless whats left, even if it is gray...! )

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Old 12-28-2010, 10:37 PM
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Mike, that's a great accomplishment, especially in a business that has a habit of eating its young. Congratulations!
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Old 12-29-2010, 08:43 AM
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Happy Birthday!

Thanks for having the magic recipe to getting my clutch woes resolved!
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Old 12-29-2010, 03:33 PM
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Congratulations Mike! WOW 29 years. Keep it going.
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my clutch fork and external slave for my T56 & BBF works great! THanks again and congratulations.
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Old 12-29-2010, 10:42 PM
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Congratulations Mike. That is quite an accomplishment!
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Old 12-29-2010, 11:10 PM
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Something to be very proud of Mike.

Thanks for being there for us when we need you.

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Congrats Mike...the most important thing is that you're a true gentleman who has lent a hand to many folks around, whether they are your customers or not.
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Congrats mike, that is a long haul, you have been doing this since they put the T5 in the mustang (1983)!

Oh and happy birthday fellow Capricorn !

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Mike theres a reason you've been at this gig for 29 years. You're doing it right.
I and many others have always been happy with your products and service.
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Hi Guys,
Thanks for all the kind thoughts and business too!!!
Yesterday I had a party at my store with 80+ local friends, family & customers that have known me since high school & before that too...
We had a great time at the party. I included as many as I could remember from my beginings in the parts business and becoming a gearhead. I'm proud to say that I'm staying at this business as long as everyone keeps giving me the reason to return everyday.
I think I'll put a tour of my business on my website. Then you can see some of the stuff I've been doing for a long long time.
Thanks again for all of your support.

Happy 2011 Guys!!!

Mike Forte

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Old 12-30-2010, 09:21 PM
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Mike,

I am probably one of your most recent customers ... looking forward to running the clutch setup and transmission you are setting up for me to use in my ERA, which will hopefully be on the road early next year.

Congratulations on 29 years!
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Thanks Mike for all that you do...HAPPY BIRTHDAY
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Sorry I missed the celebration but it is never too late to congratulate you now over 30yrs in business. The wife and I took a ride down to see you in your new shop many years ago picked up a new Tremec TKO along with clutch plate and aluminum flywheel for our 460 powered Cobra. We remember you having jet black hair and being so helpful and friendly.
We still have our Cobra and love it, our hair is more than likely the same shade of white what little of it there is.
Take care and congratulations again.
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