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Engine vs Motor

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Powerplant, Dec 1, 2007.

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  1. Brandy
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    Or a motor can be driven by HYDRAULICS.:D

    I don't have any of the above......I have a PONTIAC.:p
     
  2. fab32
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    Something just woke me up. Did I miss anything?:rolleyes:

    Frank
     
  3. The Hop Walla
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    I must have a hybrid in my truck, its motor has an engine block.
     
  4. arkiehotrods
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    I know engine is technically correct, but rat engine and mouse engine just doesn't sound right to me. People calling an engine a motor used to bother me, too, about 30 years ago. But I got over it.
     
  5. jj mack
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    An engine is a type of motor.
     
  6. 50dodge4x4
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    WOW!!!!!!!!! Am I glad we got this one solved. :rolleyes: Gene
     
  7. Bishop Welding
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    Hey, a miniature fire extinguisher !!


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  8. Junkyard Jan
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    I dunno how many times I've posted this somewhere. From Dictionary.com:


    mo·tor [​IMG] [​IMG][​IMG] /ˈmoʊ[​IMG]tər/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[moh-ter] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation
    –noun <TABLE class=luna-Ent minmax_bound="true"><TBODY minmax_bound="true"><TR minmax_bound="true"><TD class=dn vAlign=top minmax_bound="true">1.</TD><TD vAlign=top minmax_bound="true">a comparatively small and powerful engine, esp. an internal-combustion engine in an automobile, motorboat, or the like</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>


    en·gine [​IMG] [​IMG][​IMG] /&#712;&#603;n[​IMG]d&#658;&#601;n/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[en-juh[​IMG]n] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation
    –noun <TABLE class=luna-Ent minmax_bound="true"><TBODY minmax_bound="true"><TR minmax_bound="true"><TD class=dn vAlign=top minmax_bound="true">1.</TD><TD vAlign=top minmax_bound="true">a machine for converting thermal energy into mechanical energy or power to produce force and motion.


    So both are correct when referring to an internal combustion "unit". I'm an Ohio hillbilly and a dirt tracker so all of my cars have motors. Besides, who am I to argue with King Richard?.....;)

    Jan
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  9. vivalahotrod
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    I can`t believe I just read this whole post...
     
  10. 4dFord/SC
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  11. Whaddya mean? Needs a Hobby? Hes got one finding out what motor is in every language in the world. Heres one for the list. long, long before some fool put a 30in set of wheels on a family sedan and called it a Donk, the term was an Aussy slang word for motor or engine!

    Oh, and a big guy that could take a punch and was used in place of a gun............:rolleyes:
     
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