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Hot Rods Car words you learned from your dad or others.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Toqwik, Apr 2, 2020.

  1. 51504bat
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    From a recently departed former boss, mentor, and damn good friend: "you can't make honey out of dog shit, "what the eye don't see the heart don't grieve", "you aren't building a battleship", "if I can't fix it I can F it up so no one can". Thanks Ron.
     
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  2. Tri-power37
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    Totally agree porknbeaner can you guys remember helping fixing things with your elders when you were growing up . Anybody can fix something by throwing large amounts of money at something. But to my Grandpa and Dad it was all about how much money you DID’NT spend to fix something that was the most important.
    Learning from people who new how to make something last and then when it broke to last a little longer is a lost education.
    My Grandpa used to say “ it doesn’t have to look pretty it just has to work”
     
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  3. MeanGene427
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    When I was about 5, I went out to my gramps shop, and my uncle had drawn the job of setting up a pintle hitch on one of the 53 REOs, that was being converted from a lime spreader into a tanker truck that could pull a trailer to haul a sprayer tractor. Busy time of the year, so all the other "boys" were out spreading lime. My uncle had a bad back from his teen years on, and at this point had to wear a corset-styled back brace that took about 10 minutes to lace and unlace. So he gets some old frame pieces and has them all blocked up and aligned, crouches down and starts welding. All of a sudden, "sonofabitch sonofabitch" and he jumps up with smoke coming out of his shirt- a dingleberry had gone down inside the corset and was burning it's way into his belly. By the time we got that corset off, it was too late, and he had a dime x 1/4" hole burned in his belly and was a little agitated. "This F'n F'n thing is never gonna go together!" So after he stopped hopping around and yelling, I went back in the house where my grams was minding the office, and she cheerfully asks "How's it going out there?" So.. I say, "That F'n F'n thing is never gonna go together!" WHERE DID YOU HEAR THAT??? Not knowing any better, I say "That's what Uncle Del said". Out the door and into the shop, and into full ass-chewing mode- my poor uncle is looking for a little burn-victim sympathy from his mom, and instead gets thoroughly reamed! I was not allowed to go back to the shop that day...
     
  4. speedshifter
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  5. speedshifter
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    Looks like pony pecker pink to me! Greg
     
  6. captainjunk#2
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    i cannot repeat car words i learned from my dad or cousins in public places
     
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  7. Jeff Norwell
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    "Don't lose the Jesus Clip!"
     
  8. 26hotrod
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    foot feet ………...it stands for gas peddle...…….
     
  9. Unique Rustorations
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    My dad, who hated cars, used a couple I still use. The garage was “cold as a witches tit” whatever that really is. Lol. Next was “jamming a wet noodle up a wildcat’s a**” prolly used when I was trying to install headers on my GTO...and lastly when I had actually repaired something right it was “dead nuts on”. The last one was uttered years ago by my 4 year old and that promptly got me in trouble later that evening. . In fact I used that one last night teaching that 4 year old (who now has his leaner’s permit) to drive the 4-speed 64 GTO. After a few tries he got it “dead nuts on!” I have a video of it even! Oh, I forgot one! When chasing a problem down I might have been on “the wrong end of the moose”. Regards, Randy


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  10. Terrible80
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    "Doesn't know shit from Shinola. " Has more money than brains. " That just shows to go ya."

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  11. big duece
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    I learned that from "The Jerk" artworks-000082310304-p41kxq-t500x500.jpg
     
  12. big duece
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    He doesn't know his ass from a hole in the ground...
    Where's Randy? He went to shit, and the hogs ate him...

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  13. MeanGene427
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    Go take a fat fuk on a rollin' donut. One time I was trying to cut a piece of 1-1/2" hose with my prize possession jackknife, gramps got sick of waiting and says piss on it, and it'll rot off faster
     
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  14. alanp561
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    Really fine adjustment: Blonde CH
     
  15. 51504bat
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    From my Army days referring to the CO. "He couldn't pour piss out of a boot with the directions written on the heal".
     
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  16. Dad says “Just rub a little green on it”, he means money.
    Dads best friend before we moved south “Shit will do for brains when you have luck”.


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  17. lcfman
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    My dad and his brothers started a trucking company after WWII. They had all kinds of names for trucks. Chevrolet's where "hot water sixes", the first COE White's where" Japanese White's", International COE called Emoryville's, COE Mack's were "Crackerbox's". It seemed every truck they had a name.
     
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  18. r2c1
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    Dad.. That'll last as long as a snowball in hell.
    Jesus clip.. when you lose it, only Jesus can find it.
     
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  19. Chappy444
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    "A man built it, and a man can fix it."
    Get out of the T"... as a youngin' i loved to crawl around in his model T
    "This piece of S#!t"
    "More dollars than sense (cents)"
    "Couldnt pour piss out a boot if the instruction were on the heel"
     
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  20. "Doesn't know chicken salad from chicken shit"
     
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  21. Wavetrain75
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    “All part of life’s rich pageant.”
     
  22. My neighbor called it a jesus christ clip
    Because when it went flying through the air they would scream jesus christ.

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  23. We had what was euphemistically called a "Jesus nut" on the top of a Huey helicopter. The theory went that if it came loose then you were close to speaking with Jesus.
     
  24. big duece
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    Dad refereed to cotter pins, as " Jesus pins" especially on front end parts.
     
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  25. Droopydogg
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    Learned a lot from Dad and fortunately, still do. However, I never did learn how to hold the light when working on anything. It must be hereditary cause my boys can’t hold the damn thing right either!


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  26. Cosmo49
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    From an old girlfriend's Dad, "That's as crooked as a Pennsylvania cow path."

    Did you want that job done fast or half fast?
     
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  27. Gabby
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    How tight is it ? Tighter than a preacher's dick in a calf's ass.
     
  28. 427 sleeper
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    I'm in the same boat as you! My Dad would ask me "Can you see what I'm working on? 'Cause I sure the Hell can't!" I could never hold the light in the right place either. I think you're right , it's hereiditary, I find myself asking my son the same damn question! Thanks for the pointer's Pop's! LOL! :D
     
  29. In my younger years I learned a lot of words when I was in the shop with my father. However, I am not at liberty to repeat them on this forum.


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  30. Boneyard51
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    You cut that one short! It’s colder than a witches tit in a brass bra! !!!






    Bones
     

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