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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. When I was a kid my dad used to rub the dash and the words were always the say when cranking the old motor over’come on start ya bastard! ‘
    Another one of his sayings I will never forget was ‘if it’s got tits or wheels it’s gonna cause you trouble boy and gonna cost you a fortune ‘
    When rebuilding the stock car engines back in the day there was never any torque settings,just FT he said,years later I worked it out,f**king tight!!
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  2. 03GMCSonoma
    Joined: Jan 15, 2011
    Posts: 219


    I also heard from Thailand "I love you too much."
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  3. bundoc bob
    Joined: Dec 31, 2015
    Posts: 114

    bundoc bob

    I was reasonably old when I finally figured out that cars were not either
    a shitbox or a lump-dose. I maybe clued in when Gran called one a
    shitbox-lumpdose before yelling that of all the bombs the Krauts dropped
    on Britain why couldn't they spare a few to get the SOB who designed that car.
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  4. justpassinthru
    Joined: Jul 23, 2010
    Posts: 258


    My Dad used to call foreign cars like Datsun and Toyota, "little itchinpussies"​
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  5. Nicholas Coe
    Joined: Jul 5, 2017
    Posts: 1,433

    Nicholas Coe
    from Tontitown

    That's odd? Think he maybe had a bit of a dirty mind. My father would love that comment.

    Sent from my Pixel 3a XL using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
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  6. ccain
    Joined: Jun 13, 2009
    Posts: 329


    I heard all kinds of things while I was holding the flashlight wrong. :D

    Hell, until I was in my teens, I thought "on the rag" meant the car was broken.

    "That god forsaken Hornet wagon is on the rag again!" :D:D:D
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  7. scrubby2009
    Joined: Jan 9, 2011
    Posts: 194


    Pops always would look at some car, at some point they were declared "clean" meaning he approved of the condition and modifications or else it needed someone to "cherry it out". Most of our stuff desperately needed "cherried out" but we loved them all.
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