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Hot Rod terms that are no longer in common usage

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by adjustablejohnsons, Feb 15, 2011.

  1. cavemag
    Joined: Jan 8, 2011
    Posts: 210


    I use hopped up alot. Also about the whole 3/4 ,half, or full race cam just think about how streetable is it. At least thats what i've always thought of it as.
  2. Truckedup
    Joined: Jul 25, 2006
    Posts: 3,866


    Four and a halfs, board shift
  3. texas rattler
    Joined: Nov 10, 2009
    Posts: 66

    texas rattler
    from texas

    shit box= junker.slow car nail it=floor it fish tail= sliding sideways an old dirt track driver use to say he was "stabbin and steerin" lincoln spool=weldded spider gears gun it=rev it marshmellow box=chevy 3 speed trans lay rubber.light em up,smoke em un spooled=break or blow up motor etc dump the clutch.side step the clutch,pop the clutch wound out=max rpm
  4. onlychevrolets
    Joined: Jan 23, 2006
    Posts: 2,307


    No heads get shaved , blocks get decked
  5. rustyford40
    Joined: Nov 20, 2007
    Posts: 2,168

    from Mass Bay

    Run the gears= wanna race
  6. Clik
    Joined: Jul 1, 2009
    Posts: 1,850


    Welded spider gears were called Lincoln Lockers 'cause they were usually welded with a Lincoln Welding Machine.

    Grandad used to always correct me when I used the word "motor" to describe an engine. He used to build electric motors and worked at a hydro electric plant as well as for the B&O railroad. He said "motors" were electric and engines had pistons and cranks regardless of whether they were gasoline, steam or diesel.
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  7. Muttley
    Joined: Nov 30, 2003
    Posts: 18,420


    That has a completely different meaning here in California.
  8. Red Ryder
    Joined: Jan 23, 2008
    Posts: 174

    Red Ryder

    "Cut-Outs" and "Lead Sled".
  9. Ratroddude
    Joined: May 15, 2009
    Posts: 1,027


    4 pages , and not one mention of some the most popular sayings about custom cars...."BITCHIN' ".....or ..."SLOTS"......"M-50's"......."BIG & LITTLES"...:D
  10. texas rattler
    Joined: Nov 10, 2009
    Posts: 66

    texas rattler
    from texas

    cut a doughnut,do a doughnut,
  11. Chief_Wannabe
    Joined: Sep 15, 2009
    Posts: 84

    from Ozark, MO

    It seemed like, at one time that all the hot set-ups were "de-stroked". Now of course everybody wants a stroker motor.

    When I was younger, "Cherry" and "Mint" were probably the most used terms to describe a nice car.

    You'd think terms like Police Interceptor would be dead by now, but I just heard that one a few weeks ago.
  12. coupeute
    Joined: Nov 25, 2010
    Posts: 37


    " Put it on the wood ! " I had lots of " 3/4 race cams " after I " launched the motor ! " The other 1/4 is still stuck in the block !
  13. texas rattler
    Joined: Nov 10, 2009
    Posts: 66

    texas rattler
    from texas

    blew his doors off= beat the other guy
  14. Slick Steve
    Joined: Dec 4, 2007
    Posts: 318

    Slick Steve
    from Indy

    Love it!!!!!
  15. Dennis D
    Joined: May 2, 2009
    Posts: 626

    Dennis D

    Dump tubes. A piece of pipe welded to the header pipe and capped off. Pipe wrench to take the caps off the dump tube. (wrench could also be used in a rumble) Dennis D
    God I'm gettin old...............
  16. texas rattler
    Joined: Nov 10, 2009
    Posts: 66

    texas rattler
    from texas

    "rowin and goin" driving a 4 speed
  17. Come on Brad - That isn't an old Hot Rod saying and rednecks still get T Shirts at WalMart with it on it

    WTH? Never heard those

    Still VERY COMMON!

    So then it became "Pedal to the Metal"

    Some of us still say Thin Wall Henry

    That's cuz Bitchin, Slots and Big N Littles are still used and M-50's was a short depressing era duting the late 70's - 80's

    Used it just today!
  18. turdytoo
    Joined: May 14, 2007
    Posts: 1,560


    Remember when drag cars used to "boil the hydes"
  19. Don't forget Tijuana Chrome, for rattle can silver
  20. 19Fordy
    Joined: May 17, 2003
    Posts: 6,872


    Slush Box for auto transmission
    Slip and Slide with Power Glide referring to GM
    3 on the tree referring to 3 speed column shifter
  21. texas rattler
    Joined: Nov 10, 2009
    Posts: 66

    texas rattler
    from texas

    may pops,baloney skins=wore out tires
  22. 296ardun
    Joined: Feb 11, 2009
    Posts: 4,230


    Carburetors were "pots," or "jugs," cars lowered in front were "raked," different sized tires were "big-and-littles" ... anything done badly was "Mickey Mouse" (maybe that's still true?), dual exhausts were "twice-pipes," geez, are we really that old???
  23. Nasty Nurstane - Nitromethane

    Spaghetti - Too much chrome

    Built - hopped Up ("That car has a built engine")

    Soup Job - Hot Rod, car with a hopped up engine

    Huffer - Blower, Supercharger

    Brain Bucket - Helmet

    Rail Job or Rail - Dragster

    Pop Up Pistons - Domed Pistons for raising compression ratio

    Bump Stick - Camshaft

    Smittys - Glass Packs

    Motor - Engine (I use to hear this all the time way back, not so much anymore)

    Propeller Shaft - Drive Shaft (not so much a hot rod term as it is an old automotive term)

    Meats - Rear Tires

    Put on the skids - Applied Brakes
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2011
  24. chopper526
    Joined: Sep 12, 2010
    Posts: 252

    from Phila., PA

    Shoot a gallon: go cruising
    Door slammer: four door
  25. texas rattler
    Joined: Nov 10, 2009
    Posts: 66

    texas rattler
    from texas

    my old man would call a junker car a "rolls can-ardly" he would say it rolls down one hill and can hardly get up the next. thanks for this thead , im having a blast!
  26. MIGHTY
    Joined: Sep 18, 2006
    Posts: 448


    That car is Tits! It has Twice pipes and all sorts of do-hickeys
  27. Always knew Door Slammer to be a Draag Race car based on a regular production car with working doors (as versus a Rail job or Funny car)

    A four door was just your mom's car
  28. MeanGene427
    Joined: Dec 15, 2010
    Posts: 1,446

    from Napa

    In the early '60's our neighbors had a "jitney" for hunting, a '54 Chebbie with everything cut off except except the hood to keep the rain 'n snow out, the dash, cowl 'n windshield, and the 4 seats- plenty of room for duck decoys, ice chest, etc., where the trunk used to be. Piece of railroad iron on each end for bumpers. No doors, no seat belts, no brainz
    "Dust 'im" meant knock that fool on his butt
    A "cut down" motorcycle had everything the didn't make it go faster removed- a "bobber" is similar in appearance, but more of a customizing effect than speed
  29. 296ardun
    Joined: Feb 11, 2009
    Posts: 4,230


    Helmets were "brain buckets"

    Hydraulic brakes were "juice brakes," mechanical brakes were "press-and-pray" brakes

    Blowers were "lungs" or "huffers"

    and primer was "primer," never "suede"
  30. texas rattler
    Joined: Nov 10, 2009
    Posts: 66

    texas rattler
    from texas

    showboat,all show no go

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