The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Fortunateson, Jun 13, 2021.
I knew that boat comment would get ya! I was just bullshipping you....
Turn signals called "blinkers"
Never understood this one, they should be called “ Haha Your Fucked “
I cringe when people call a quarter panel a fender.
I had an employee that drove his 50 Buick for years with no brakes only using the parking brake.
My wife had a 88 mustang gt. That 302 used a quart of oil between oil changes from new. No leaks, just passes thru ... never understood that one
How about the wobbler bearing everyone calls for?
how about "indicators"
Way back in the hot rod days (remember those?) Cars had 4 fenders.
Can you have a hood ornament on a bonnet ???
It really is an emergency brake. Suppose you are being chased by a cop for running moonshine. You are going 70 mph. You grab a big handfull or "emergency brake", spin the steering wheel hard left and end up going the other way as the cop goes on by you the opposite way. You are home free to deliver another load.
Rear wheel only brakes are many things to many people.
How about semaphore trafficators.
I remember hearing when I was a kid that the dividing line between a ship and a boat was that any vessel that could be loaded and carried on a "ship" was a "boat". But then again, submarines were known as "boats"?
Dang it was a hot one down here in Texas today as I sat ? took ? placed ? some vintage parts out to the curb no one would ever want ? Was it called a Merc torque converter in 1951 ?
Around the shop "beatin iron"..
multi angle swing press .
Commonly called “Fuck you overs” in our shop!
How about jubillie clips and Gudgeon pins?
We call them guards ( I guess short for mud guards).
Points; there is nothing pointy about them. They should be called flats.
They were emergency brakes when we had single reservoir masters. When we got tandem master cylinders the emergency brake was no longer necessary so it became a parking brake.
Don’t get me started on “frost” plugs or if you want to be correct “core” plugs.
Working in a parts department teaches you a new name for something just about every day. Most polite.
Does not really matter when the customer says "they are all the same"
"Kick it in the guts" mate [start it!]
Or the engine "threw a leg out of bed" [threw a rod out the side]
keeping on the subject of equipment
Shock Absorbers which is wrong [springs absorb shocks]
Shocks dampen oscillations [so the Poms got it correct with "Dampers"]
Crescent Wrench or Crescent Spanner [portable lathe]
-Unless it's from a Torana or Cadillac (and probably a few more), then you use your "foot" to operate your "hand" brake!
In my shop it's called the BFH or if you're talking about the real BFH it's "The Howitzer."
We called them "blindicators" since I was a kid.
yep, Usually known as a "bonnet bird"
I still use the famous "Start You Bastard", when that fails, you can then apply the percussion adjuster.
A real product:
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