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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by rustdodger, Aug 13, 2010.

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  1. ironfly28
    Joined: Dec 22, 2003
    Posts: 952

    from Orange, CA

    In furniture classifieds I've been tempted to call and see the "chester" drawers that someone has for sale...It's funny everytime I see it.
  2. How about Pick-up trucks advertised with either a hard or soft "Tunnel" cover (tonneau)
  3. WRONG!!! I worked in a factory for over 20 years that makes Truck wheels. The Rims are indeed the Rims - you got that right. In a modern sense, a wheel is either cast as one pc. and machined after... or utilizes a rim and disc center - press the disc center into the rim and weld it. Viola! Wheel!!!

    Early Heavy trucks had "de-mountable" rims where the hubs had very heavy spokes that stayed on the truck and the rim/tire assembly has no center and was removable.

    In an early example for cars and light trucks, a wheel had a rim, spokes made of wood or wire, and a hub - sometimes the hub even had a brake drum included into the mix.

    When combining a wheel and tire, the end result is a "wheel/tire assembly".;)
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2011
  4. What BERZERK said.
  5. LN7 NUT
    Joined: Sep 9, 2010
    Posts: 2,164

    LN7 NUT

    I never ever heard that before till I got on this site...
  6. norton58
    Joined: Dec 14, 2008
    Posts: 128


    A workmate was talking about the new car he just bought for his missus. He told me the engine's rated at XXX kilowatts. I said what is it, a bloody light bulb?
  7. super-six
    Joined: Nov 20, 2008
    Posts: 191


    "Easy fix" is the one that gets me. Then he commences to tell me what part it needs and how little it costs.
  8. zipoleon
    Joined: Dec 19, 2006
    Posts: 281


    Ooh,ooh, I've got one I hope hasn't been brought up. What the hell is a roll pan. I know what a rolled pan is, and I know they didn't come stock on any vehicle, you had to make them.
  9. RugBlaster
    Joined: Nov 12, 2006
    Posts: 563


    I hate it when some girl friend of some other chick says her friend is hot and it turns out she has tits that are lopsided or one is bigger than the other one. Or one of her nips is pointed toward the Jones. Shit-Hell
  10. 29AVEE8
    Joined: Jun 28, 2008
    Posts: 1,384


    O.K. one that really gets to me, like fingernails on a chalk board, "Belly Tanker". It is a Belly Tank, or Belly Tank Lakester, not belly tanker, or tanker. A "Tanker" is a vehicle that carries liquid down the highway, or a hero that crewed an armored vehicle in one of several armed conflicts. Just my .02.

  11. firingorder1
    Joined: Dec 15, 2006
    Posts: 2,147


    People who can't spell irritate the hell out of me. They know how to use a computer but can't spell or use basic grammar. Whe I read something I like to read it not have to try and figure what the hell is he writing.

    Sign me Deth Wobbel.
  12. 32SEDAN
    Joined: Jul 30, 2008
    Posts: 1,287


    Wow, I did and you are right! What dumbassity... :)

    Also hate when people say your for you're (you are). I believe that many do not understand the difference...

    I know another "Grammer" police issue :rolleyes:
  13. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 18,822

    from Michigan

    Your gonna give yourself an alcur(sp) if you let stupid shit like that bother ya... :rolleyes:
  14. No Reserve and starting bid are completely different things.

    A starting bid is just that. A reserve can be any amount above the starting bid. Auctions have their own jargon.
  15. LN7 NUT
    Joined: Sep 9, 2010
    Posts: 2,164

    LN7 NUT


    That reminds me of something I noticed long ago, certain spelling errors are conducive of regional accents, you say it with a different inflection, you spell it with one too, one iof the little things that bugs me is the use of "Setting" instead of "Sitting" and I never understood it till a friend from the south recently said "sitting" to me and it sounded like "Setting".
  16. plym49
    Joined: Aug 9, 2008
    Posts: 2,797

    from Earth

    1 horsepower = 746 watts

    Power is power.
  17. Nope, but it's a losing battle. I had a kid tell me about his dad's MGB with wire rims. I asked him what the spokes were made of. He just looked at me. They might have been rimz, I'm not sure.
  18. crashfarmer
    Joined: Apr 4, 2006
    Posts: 1,274

    from Iowa

    it bothers me when people write things that are one big long sentence with no capitalization or punctuation i find it makes it hard to read i know with all the texting stuff going on it seems to promote this kind of behavior but even the texts i get that have no punctuation or capitalization bug me writing is a form of standardized communication that is the reason we came up with capitalization and punctuation to make it easy to read
  19. oldtom69
    Joined: Dec 6, 2009
    Posts: 501

    from grandin nd

    when John Force hops out of his race car and says"my hot rod was really running today"you can call it anything you want but its NOT a hot rod!!!Now I even saw a NASCAR driver do it!oh yea I call them motors too, all our engines are running casinos on the res.gotta go my cold water heater is acting up
  20. LN7 NUT
    Joined: Sep 9, 2010
    Posts: 2,164

    LN7 NUT

    I like this guy, I never read a word of it, but he's funny!:D
  21. Insane 49
    Joined: Apr 16, 2010
    Posts: 29

    Insane 49

    Originally Posted by LIFESTYLZ [​IMG]
    Full race and 3/4 race cams were genuine terms back in the old days of Hot Rodding.
    Even I remember them well.:D

    I have a wooden cam in my car, every time i hit the gas it goes wooden wooden!
  22. On eBay today, I read a description of a nice, but certainly used axle as, "Almost NOS" :rolleyes:
  23. 48FordFanatic
    Joined: Feb 26, 2011
    Posts: 1,336

    from Maine

    Whoops ! You made a boo boo. What is "Whe" ? Did you mean "When" ? Don't you just hate it when ( or Whe ) someone points out your mistakes??
  24. HealeyRick
    Joined: May 5, 2009
    Posts: 558

    from Mass.

    When you're done, search for Alpha Romeo.
  25. mysteryman
    Joined: Apr 20, 2011
    Posts: 252

    from atlanta

    if members didnt make mistakes etc on there post what would most of us comment on.thats what keeps the hamb fun.the last post i did was on a sbc 283 12 replies.this post has NOTHING to do with a car 1167 replies.
  26. AntiBling
    Joined: Jul 25, 2004
    Posts: 612


    "Little to no rust"

    It either has rust or it doesn't.
  27. deadgearhead
    Joined: Mar 14, 2009
    Posts: 315

    from Washington

    Especially when they misspell it in the entire description, then they post photos of the car that clearly show badges that say "CAMARO".

    Don't get me started on Cadillac converters.
  28. today I saw an ad for a "ultra rare" 58 Chev, 2 dr v-8 auto...
  29. The word "ROADSTER" to describe any old car, tends to drive me nuts.
  30. desotot
    Joined: Jan 29, 2008
    Posts: 1,805


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