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Hot Rods Mis-named Automotive Equipment...

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Fortunateson, Jun 13, 2021.

  1. Ever see a Fast Back pass the front end?
  2. SilverJimmy
    Joined: Dec 2, 2008
    Posts: 277


    I remember when it was regular and unleaded, now it’s regular unleaded!
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  3. Propeller shaft or prop shaft changed to drive shaft, cars never had a propeller, if it did it would be an amphibian. JW
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  4. But it does propel the vehicle;)
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  5. ............and remarkably, he survived.:eek:
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  6. RidgeRunner
    Joined: Feb 9, 2007
    Posts: 906

    from Western MA

    Very early submarines were small enough to be carried on ships, thus the traditional "boat" reference still used today.

  7. RidgeRunner
    Joined: Feb 9, 2007
    Posts: 906

    from Western MA

    For well over 60 years it has really -issed me when some self anointed "expert" has described a "scavenging air blower" (GM's term) as sucking the exhaust out of the engine. They push/pressurize the air on the diesels they were built for and as later adapted to hot rod engines.

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  8. Crafty
    Joined: Jun 26, 2002
    Posts: 240

    from UK

    Reading threads on here, I learnt a new US term, what you call a drive clamp we call a jubilee clip. Having looked further it seems jubilee is the name of the company
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  9. seabeecmc
    Joined: Jan 28, 2005
    Posts: 1,052


    Arrow lights. Ron
  10. Mark Grabo
    Joined: Jan 26, 2018
    Posts: 70

    Mark Grabo
    from Upstate NY

    motor mount is really an Engine Mount . Motor = electric
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  11. winduptoy
    Joined: Feb 19, 2013
    Posts: 2,400


    no service brakes, that would be, to differentiate from emergency brakes and even driveline brake ...unless you are from the school of no school where you spell it breaks....driveline breaks.
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  12. Happydaze
    Joined: Aug 21, 2009
    Posts: 1,146


    Or even Little Ends, naturally living opposite the Big Ends aka (Connecting) Rod Bearings.

  13. onetrickpony
    Joined: Sep 21, 2010
    Posts: 518

    from Texas

    Around here, a Welsh plug is mostly flat just slightly concave. The other style is a cup plug.
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  14. MeanGene427
    Joined: Dec 15, 2010
    Posts: 1,813

    from Napa

    When I first moved to Kaleeforneea from NY, I was tasked with fixing some piece of construction equipment, and I said that a stick of Redi-Rod would work- they looked at me like like I spoke Swahili. Well, that was the common (and a brand) name for all-thread rod back East
  15. 51504bat
    Joined: May 22, 2010
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  16. woodiewagon46
    Joined: Mar 14, 2013
    Posts: 1,897

    from New York

    "Frame off" restoration vs "body off" restoration. If you do a total restoration of a vehicle, you remove the body from the frame, you don't take the frame off the body. The only way to do that is to roll the car onto it's roof and then lift the frame off the body. "Body off" restoration is the correct terminology.
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  17. Truck64
    Joined: Oct 18, 2015
    Posts: 4,759

    from Ioway

    When I was stationed "over there", all the cars still had a smaller bulb, like what would be found in a 2 cell flashlight, below the headlight, er headlamps. Very low current draw so they wouldn't draw down the battery. These were called parking lamps. I think that's how the phrase started. When asked I was told it was common before streetlights became widespread, that when parked in towns people would turn these on when parked on streets.

    Ford Motor Co.
    American Motors
    General Motors
    Nissan Motor co
    Bavarian Motor Works
    Department of Motor Vehicles

    Yeah ... good luck changing that fellas.
  18. pirate
    Joined: Jun 29, 2006
    Posts: 658

    from Alabama

    Standard Transmission = Stick Shift
    Automatic Transmission = Slush Box
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  19. Adjustable wrench
    Crescent wrench
    Thumb screw

    Vertical link

    side glass
    Door glass
    Side light

    not even sure what you would call it but the plastic surround on door handles and license plates in newer cars have searched and searched in parts depart computers ........ it’s called a Plinth !! Wth !!
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  20. 51504bat
    Joined: May 22, 2010
    Posts: 2,875


    And I guess we don't want to bring up the issue of dikes?
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  21. dwollam
    Joined: Oct 22, 2012
    Posts: 1,410


    Model T's had parking brakes on the rear wheels. Foot brake was a band in the transmission. The early ones were cast iron with NO linings. They were for parking only. Later ones got linings because after the axle seals started (continued) leaking the metal to metal shoes did nothing.

    Brake shoes vs pads. Youngsters call brake shoes pads probably because they have only know disc brakes. Drum brakes use shoes, disc brakes have pads kids!

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  22. 1time
    Joined: Dec 5, 2009
    Posts: 89

    from minnesota

    Tappits vs rockers
  23. Guy Patterson
    Joined: Nov 27, 2020
    Posts: 195

    Guy Patterson

    On the ship vs. boat , a ship is 172 feet and longer a boat is less than said 172 feet. this is per US Navy
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  24. No problem with that conundrum. A rim is one component along with a center or spokes and a hub, when properly assembled comprises a wheel. My worst pet peeve but I labor in vain. Wheels ain't rims, kids and they sure as Hell ain't rimz
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  25. Semaphore trafficator fluid just doesn't have the same ring to it!
  26. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 15,076

    from oregon

    I always get a laugh when I hear "frame off" restoration and it's a unibody car.:confused:
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  27. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 9,484

    jimmy six

    Unless it’s a single jack..
  28. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 9,484

    jimmy six

    They were fenders once when you could unbolt them. Our 40’chevrolet has rear fenders and are 56 Ford has quarters..
  29. Who dreamed up the name Easy outs, nothing easy about it. HRP
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2021
  30. Jokester
    Joined: Jan 29, 2005
    Posts: 530


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