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Common Misconceptions

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by markyac, Apr 8, 2009.

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  1. This one came up today on another forum.

    I think it's time HAMBers took the lead and straighten out some of the mistakes and misconceptions associated with these old cars we fool with.

    I'll start it out with a couple ,but I've got many more. Let's hear yours.


    1, 64 to 68 GTOs and Lemans's came with Powerglide transmissions.
    (this is all over the internet, even among parts vendors)

    2, A Pontiac 350 is a smallblock. A 400 is a bigblock


    3, EDELBROCK is spelled any other way

    carry on...
     
  2. A 6 cylinder Mustang is a "Muscle Car".

    An adjustable Crescent wrench is a "Metric Wrench".

    Installing a chip and a K&N air filter and windshield graphics on any ordinary car instantly turns it into a tire shredding "hot rod".
     
  3. turdchazer
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    Installing a chip and a K&N air filter and windshield graphics on any ordinary car instantly turns it into a tire shredding "hot rod".[/quote]


    Well shit I might as well close my Autozone account.:confused:
     
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  4. roundvalley
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    Rear radius rods are wishbones!

    1932 Fords are called a Duece! It is DEUCE!
     
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  5. turdchazer
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    That any car sold on Craigs list......"Would make a great rat rod."
     
  6. Mazooma1
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    That by just using the phrase...
    "hold my beer...watch this"
    that no one will get hurt...
     
  7. Pir8Darryl
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    Craigslist add:

    For sale,
    Old car. Found in my great uncles garage when he died. Has some rust but not to bad. Make a great rat rod. We just want it gone. Dont know what it is, but it's old, so I figure it's worth at least $32,500.00... Serious inquiries only.
     
  8. wvenfield
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    That you must convert a 6 volt car to have a reliable driver.
     
  9. That all torque converters don't have stall.


    That Jere Stahl builds racing torque converters
     
  10. Pir8Darryl
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    6 volt convertibles make great drivers? :confused::D
     
  11. Von Rigg Fink
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    Thomas Crapper did not invent the flush toilet.

    Alexander Cummings is credited with inventing the first flush mechanisum in 1775 , 50 years before Mr. Crapper was even born
     
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  12. 40LUV
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    Flatheads don't have finned valve covers.
     
  13. Hey ,this isn't the RV forum!
     
  14. Von Rigg Fink
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    hahahah true ,, but at least i didnt say rat rod:eek:

    shit..did i just say that out loud?
     
  15. hotrod40coupe
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    Suicide doors don't make it a '34 Ford.
     
  16. Rudebaker
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    What the heck was the BOP 2 speed automatic? I know it wasn't a PG but I can't remember for the life of me. For some reason Super Turbine 300 sticks in my mind but I don't think that's right. :confused::confused::confused:

    Never mind, just Googled ST300, guess a few brain cells did survive that period.:cool:
     
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  17. Rich Rogers
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    Ya beat me to it only because I don't remember either:D;):confused:
     
  18. Von Rigg Fink
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    was it the "Jetaway?"

    ahh ok i see you found it..wasnt the Jetaway an early Poncho trans name?
     
  19. Von Rigg Fink
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    Olds used the Dual Coupling Jetaway Hydramatic 56 to 60..sorry TH 300
     
  20. That Weiand is not pronounced "Why-and"
     
  21. temper_mental
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    Studebaker was not made by Ford or Chevrolet
     
  22. Defisch
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    from Hudson FL.

    Believe it or not all chevys for sale do not have Corvette engines.
     
  23. MEMPHIS RAT
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    the 1951 chevy is the same as a, 1951 merc right??? .............hell no!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  24. 39 All Ford
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    You CAN ONLY install a SBC in an early FORD...

    A SBF (or other engines) will not fit and are too expensive anyway..
     
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  25. stude_trucks
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    well, this'll probably go to about 4000 pages
     
  26. A limited- slip rear end and a positraction are completely different.
     
  27. 39 All Ford
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    from Benton AR


    And, my Ford came with a Posi...
     
  28. That the HAMB is for Traditional Rods and Customs and not a bunch of silly and stupid BS
     
  29. cavistyle
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    All SBC cylinder heads are Double humps...
    If its a chevy orange small block it has got to be out of the corvette
    All motor swapped honda civics run 12 seconds in the 1/4
     
  30. 69fury
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    Weiand's receptionist answered the phone "thank you for calling Wee-und, how may i help you?"

    me: " um, Wee-und? dont you mean Why-and?"
    her: "nope, it's Wee-und"
    me: "well i'm standing here, holding an intake that has "Say Why-and" cast into it. Must not be your company that makes speed parts"
    her: "no, that's us"
    me: "can you connect me to someone that knows a little more about the company you work for, please"
    her: "one moment sir...."
     
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