The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Fortunateson, Nov 29, 2023.
I don’t know what any of these things are? All foreign to me.
Why bbl has the doubled letters is explained a few pp. ago.
Running lights. You usually have only
your running lights on when you're sitting.
Cars are classified as 3 window, 5 window etc, but they don't include the rear window. Rear windows matter too
Somehow, we ended up with 44 gallon drums down here… at least before we went metric.
I reckon EZY-OUT may win the prize.
Opposed to a " FULL race cam " to attempt top-speed runs on dry lake beds.
That would be Motore Guzzi.
Moto is motorbike. Motociclo, motorcycle.
We used imperial measurement, so our gallons were larger than U.S. gallons. People often forget or don't know that when arguing about or comparing m.p.g. Same with fuel tank capacities.
Not to forget 'pounds'...lb.
Ah, but the rear window is counted, it's the windshield that isn't!
(Hey, put the wipers on, I can't see out the front window!)
Ford's idea of calling the firewall the dash in 1932 never caught on - even with Ford fans.
My understanding was always, that the front glass was not a window.
Becoming popular as of 1910 and reducing the need of driving goggles, the windscreen AKA windshield, was not included in the window count.
The rear glass was considered to be a window.
OOPS X38 beat me
Yeah what about that?
Not sure if 'freeze plug' counts but it's a pet peeve... Block will crack before core plugs will come out...
Patina (used to be called neglect)
How boring would life be if we all spoke the same?
Same with Welch plugs, as we call them.
It's interesting how languages develop. There's always a story behind every anomaly. The BBL thing always bugged me, so I dug into that one too. Seems the BBL Blue BarreL thing is legit, A shipping color identifier. To me, though the 3/4 cam thing is just poor marketing. I equate 3/4 cam as being one for a V6!
Google the definition of Motor. Might surprise you
Pretty sure it was @squirrel who posted an old article on building a 265. In that article it mentioned the 3/4 cam.
I think it was a late ‘50’s article.
The quoted reply/reference is not a definition, it’s an opinion. All the highlighted text does not differentiate between fuel or electricity.
Changing various form of energy into mechanical force and motion.
That’s a motor. Right?
Maybe I’m naive but internal combustion is a form of energy.
FWIW, this was brought to my attention a few years back here on the HAMB.
Dizzy. Hearing someone call a distributor a "dizzy" sets my hair on fire.
Because they can’t spell distributor
"Dashboard" was a term left over from horse drawn carriages. Its purpose was to keep the road dirt, clods of mud, and kicked up horseshit off of the passengers when you made the horse(s) dash, or gallop. Speaking of "carriage", that's where "car" came from.
As an aviation guy, manifold vacuum drives me a little nuts. Vacuum is just a backwards way of measuring manifold pressure.
I’m a history buff, so I’m going to get to the bottom of this. One possible reason: 42 US gallons = 36 Imperial gallons, aka 1 beer barrel, weighs around 300 pounds. They needed a standard size for military supplies, so that’s a weight that two men can probably lift safely. I will try to confirm my theory.
I never heard the term Dizzy until the internet, which only proves that the internet is making people dumber and dumber... I hate that term, it is a distributor
Propeller shaft. = Drive shaft.
Separate names with a comma.