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  1. Bandit Billy
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    What a depressing sight, a freeway of nothing but Volts, Prius', Teslas and Leafs
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  2. spanners
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    Over here in Oztralia, our parents took their car to a motor mechanic. It must be a remnant of the Pommy influence, but at 61y.o. I still call it a motor. When I do race reports in the HA/GR forum I change it to engine to avoid being sent to the stocks.
     
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  3. GTS225
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    Think I'll stop by O'reilly's tomorrow and ask for a starter engine. ;):Do_O

    Roger
     
  4. F&J
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    Not this grammar shit again... get a life...or go work on your F'n car.
     
  5. 6sally6
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    It bothers me slightly to call an engine a "motor"....but I understand.
    What I DON'T understand (and it bothers me GREATLY) is these clowns wearing their cap backward! It may be cute for a 3 year old boy but any older and you just look plain stupid. Why wear a cap (with a bill) with the bill turned toward your neck?! Just wear a skull cap.
    Maybe its a case of "white guilt"...I don't know. Everybody trying to be a home-boy maybe. Maybe we all wanna be welders?!! I like that!
    I may go for a ride in my "engineboat" and cool off?!!
     
  6. Casey Riley
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    Engine Sports!!!
     
  7. FrankenRodz
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    a Ranch.
    'Cause that's where I keep all my Horses!
     
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  8. Atwater Mike
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    Ranchpower. A new measuring tool.
     
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  9. jimmy six
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    I prefer engine because I connected countless electric motors with 45 yrs in Power plants. And yes I pour motor oil int my engines and ride motorcycles....
     
  10. King ford
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    A MOTOR can also be driven by hydraulic pressure, water pressure, air....and in the end it's mind over matter, I don't mind and it don't matter!
     
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  11. Engine Boat?

    Nope

    Motorboat
     
  12. Engine cycle?

    Nope

    Motorcycle
     
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  13. eaglebeak
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    OK... motoring right along.....
    rims or wheels?
     
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  14. Dreamweaver
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    and just because your father taught you that way doesn't make it correct.

    Motor, engine, who cares, as long as its traditional....
     
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  15. Like many others I learned what powers a car is a gasoline engine, it dosen't bother me if others call it a motor.

    Most of us do say motor mounts instead of engine mounts. HRP
     
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  16. rockable
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    LOL!
     
  17. I have also heard the power plant being refereed to as a MILL, my grandpa worked at a cotton mill, they are just words and as time passes terminology change, as long as it's about hot rods I don't mind it at all. HRP
     
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  18. rockable
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    I know but sometimes it is just fun to stir the pot.
     
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  19. 49ratfink
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    anything that runs on fuel is both an engine and a motor. anything electric is a motor only.

    does that sound right to you? it does to me.

    I'm more concerned about magazine vs clip. they are not the same, though some magazines can be loaded with a clip.
     
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  20. Marty Strode
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    To me, if it's blown up, I say "blew the engine", if it's got a supercharger, I refer to it as "blown motor", I know it sounds strange.
     
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  21. RmK57
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    From the nhra rule book. They always refer to an engine as an engine.

    GENERAL REGULATIONS INDEX
    ENGINE: 1
    1:1 Cooling System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
    1:2 Engine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
    1:3 Exhaust. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
    1:4 Flash Shields. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
    1:5 Fuel Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
    1:6 Fuel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
    1:7 Liquid Overflow. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
    1:8 Lower Engine Containment Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
    1:9 Oil System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
    1:10 Supercharger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
    1:11 Supercharger Restraint Device. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
    1:12 Throttle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
    1:13 Vent Tubes, Breathers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10


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  22. mikhett
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    Gas= ENGINE ,ELECTRIC=MOTOR
     
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  23. VANDENPLAS
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    The Germans call it a motor.

    I was taught in trade school fuel powered is an engine.
    Electric powered is a motor.

    The Germans did not win the war.


    But in all honesty........

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  24. blowby
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    Engineer

    Motorist
     
  25. Rich S.
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  26. VANDENPLAS
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  27. JC Sparks
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    I agree with the engine (gas/fuel) , motor (electric). But in 40+ years in profesional Motor sports I have never connected electricity to the "Motor" !!
     
  28. 52HardTop
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    Gasoline engine. Electric motor. Heater motor. Windshield wiper motor. Starter motor. etc...
     
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  29. CAHotRodBoy
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    And you can clip an article or photo out of a magazine!
     
  30. jimmy six
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    Always makes me think of "Full Metal Jacket" ... "This is my rifle, this is my gun"
     
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