Sorry I missed seeing you at the dinner. Hopefully see ya at Moab! Anyway, it sounds like you got most of the answers you were asking.
We had an email list exclusively for years, it was for members-only. When we first started out with the forum, most still used the email list and we had both going in parallel for a while. After about a year or so, the forum participation expanded and the list traffic dropped off. So after another several months, after advance warning, we shut down the list. As has been mentioned, we have the member's only section to discuss things like Texan jokes, away from the public eye. But you don't have to worry, we have Kipper to kick around for that ;-)
So ya got a 45 project eh? No Mercruiser or HJ61 this year I guess. My 45's not for wheeling, it's too purty. See a couple photos of it in the "Varmits" post I made a week or so ago.