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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by rockable, Dec 20, 2018.
This is all so confusing
I still like to call it a Mill Danny. I know I go down to the Department of Engine Vehicles, to get my license
for my engine cycle. One things for sure with all these electric cars coming in the future, the DMV will finally
get something right.....
Even Garlits went over to the other camp...........but I don't have to like it!
Who the fuck cares.....
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And just because we/your all full of shit with this discussion...... If I "pass gas", Am I an engine, or a motor?
I'm thinking a well defined machine, which can be either......
Happy Holidays Boys!
@rockable - you knew exactly what you was doing when you started this thread, didn't you? C'mon, fess up.
I like “plant” for the mill.
It's got a cop motor, a 440 cubic inch plant, it's got cop tires, cop suspensions, cop shocks. It's a model made before catalytic converters so it'll run good on regular gas. What do you say, is it the new Bluesmobile or what?
I strive to use only Genuine GE Parts in and on my Chevrolets.
Square D as well
Precision in language does matter. However it doesn’t matter to everyone. But precision does display a bit more refinement in the use of the tool such as lathe or language. Somewhere along the line I presume the engine/motor usage was in part due to “ lost in translation”. I will always call a spade a spade and a shovel a shovel. An engine is powered by combustion of fuel and motors run on electricity. Language is organic an ever changing hence popular usage. But I prefer a bit more precision.
How's this then:
mo·tor | \ˈmō-tər \
Definition of motor
(Entry 1 of 3)
1: one that imparts motionspecifically : PRIME MOVER
2: any of various power units that develop energy or impart motion: such as
a: a small compact engine
b: INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE especially : a gasoline engine
c: a rotating machine that transforms electrical energy into mechanical energy
3: MOTOR VEHICLE especially : AUTOMOBILE
(You know, you don't have to click on this thread)
I just call mine a Hemi
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an engine is a contraption; an engineered machine to accomplish some task(s). the more general use of the word has fallen from favor mostly. a thing made to lift water from say a well, was a lifting engine.
a motor is a source of motive power.
the metal blob what makes a car go is, actually both.
but only pedants care.
also dictionaries help!
I think I'm gonna start calling them "contraptions" again.
Hence my comment regarding ever changing language and popular usage. Let’s hear from the engineering guys.
9 pages on what to call them yet hardly any threads on actually building one....no wonder we have lost so many good builders from the H.A.M.B. oh well I guess we could be talking about fucking Christmas trees....oh wait....
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My “engines” manuals.
Yup Motown isn't just a record company, it's the Motor City !!
I do use both terms interchangeably though.
57 Fargo, nah... it's not *instead* of making stuff, its in addition to... when you can't make (right now) ya talk about it!
Gave up on this debate years ago. Gran just called 'em a stove, good enough for me.
For those that are getting strung out by this thread, lighten up. The year will come to an end soon enough and life will return to normal. Merry Xmas to all.
A ‘rim’ is a specific part/portion/section of a wheel .......not a complete wheel....to my way of thinking
A hot rod has a engine that's owned by a motor head
My gasoline fueled mechanical device designed to convert energy into work. I also have several electric versions around the shop and home.
I used to race "on motor" sometimes, meaning no extra energy generated by nitrous oxide. There used to be classes at the drags called "Mountain Motor".
Seems I don't get some of these important memos rather often, like when did antifreeze become radiator fluid? What's up with changing the air in tires? I mean some stuff is just short of genuine stupid. Still, motors come in lots of flavors. We like that, right?
You were taught wrong
That's all there is to it.
i'm french , and my english langage is poor...
it's funny , because fev 2018 , i was looking on hamb for a fresh rebuilt 324 engine..
in french , it'ts called "moteur" , so i though "motor" in english..
translator told me : engine......
in french "engin " is a truck , or caterpillar......
i was desappointed when i saw on another thread a member said about his car : "my girl " !!!!!!!
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