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New Word !!!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Engine Pro 5X, Jan 18, 2009.

  1. It took me 3 days and a lot of careful listening but I have learned a new word. ""Unobtanium""----:mad:---- and I'm sure I won't be using it much !! >>>>.
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2009
  2. HR Classic Cars
    Joined: Aug 11, 2008
    Posts: 308

    HR Classic Cars
    from Wylie, TX

    That's not a new word, has been around for ages.. a lot of the parts we need are made out of it.

    Right now I am looking for a rocker arm stand for a straight 8 buick 248/263 the material is aluminum, but it seems to be made of Unobtainium.
  3. pimpin paint
    Joined: May 31, 2005
    Posts: 4,940

    pimpin paint
    from so cal


    Yeah, I boleave it started over on the "restoration" side of the aisle, where I would hear "well they built six of these, and three are accounted for, and you just dropped the only known n.o.s. one of those"! A bad day indeed!

    Swankey Devils C.C.
    "Meanwhile, back aboard The Tainted Pork"
  4. Dr.Kerry
    Joined: Aug 22, 2005
    Posts: 448


    Sounds like me when I want sex from my wife!!!
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  5. So what part made out of unobtanium are you looking for? There are plenty of things I'd like to find made of it.
  6. temper_mental
    Joined: Oct 22, 2006
    Posts: 2,718

    from Texas

    I will make a effort to use that word all week .
    I need to take a Unobtainium .
    I lost my Unobtainium .
    Can you pass the wrench its by the Unobtainium .
    By the way what does it mean ?
  7. It depends if you are in the H.A.M.B. World or the collector car world. In the H.A.M.B. World it would mean a part that you can't find so you have to build 1 yourself. But in the collector car world it means a part that if you are lucky enough to own you can sell it to a car collector and you can charge an ass-load of dough for it >>>>.
  8. AnimalAin
    Joined: Jul 20, 2002
    Posts: 3,417


    I'm not sure, but it might be a Baskerville word. If not, it should be.

    OK, maybe not. (From

    Engineers have long (since at least the 1950s) used the term unobtainium when referring to unusual or costly materials, or when theoretically considering a material perfect for their needs in all respects save that it doesn't exist. By the 1990s, the term was widely used, including formal engineering papers such as Towards unobtainium [new composite materials for space applications.
  9. HotRod33
    Joined: Oct 5, 2008
    Posts: 2,338

    from MO

    Unobtanium.....isnt that what you get if you go to the strip club.....
  10. RichFox
    Joined: Dec 3, 2006
    Posts: 9,946


    It was a WW2 word when lots of stuff was made of "UNobtanium"
  11. donzzilla
    Joined: Oct 15, 2006
    Posts: 142


    There's a lot of variations on the word also. One for machineist's is Unmachineium. Meaning it's too hard, it can't be turned or it's just that bad of a shape.

    Let's hear the rest, Zilla!
  12. moter
    Joined: Jul 9, 2008
    Posts: 1,137


  13. Ok Poverty Flats here's the word for the pics UNOBTANIUM >>>>.
    Joined: Mar 12, 2006
    Posts: 263


    Of course, the cheap chinese knock off of it is bambumium.
  15. Harms Way
    Joined: Nov 27, 2005
    Posts: 6,869

    Harms Way

    Unobtanium can be found on the shelf, usually next to the chicken lips.
  16. povertyflats
    Joined: Jan 8, 2007
    Posts: 8,260

    from Missouri

    This is gonna be war! I stayed home from Starbird and depended on my good pal Engine Pro 5X to get some for me. Now he says, "unobtanium." I'm calling bullshit. He was probably snapping photos like an Obama paparazzi Camelot starry eyed maniac......And for those of you who don't know he also sells Shelby Cobra Jet stuff. Has alot of unobtanium.
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2009
  17. Although mentioned in Scientific papers as early as 1957, it is generally credited to Bobby Unser as being the first to use it in motorsports. At Indy when some cars had parts that were a little too trick and expensive for the average yahoo Booby said they were made of unobtanium.
    Now Oakley has actually patented it for a plastic /rubber in sunglasses!
  18. Rudebaker
    Joined: Sep 14, 2007
    Posts: 1,598

    from Illinois

    They used the word in the 50's movie version of Jules Vernes "From the Earth to the Moon", it was just on TCM a week or so ago.
  19. Mazooma1
    Joined: Jun 5, 2007
    Posts: 13,599


  20. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 27,235


    Yes, but the lead content is above the danger level.
  21. bikersteve
    Joined: Oct 19, 2008
    Posts: 155


    A secondary problem to parts made of chrome plated unobtainium is that they are all on intergalactic backorder as well....
  22. Wheelie
    Joined: Nov 26, 2008
    Posts: 234

    from Dallas

    = $$$,$$$,$$$,$$$
  23. chevyshack
    Joined: Dec 28, 2008
    Posts: 950


    How about "handsome". My wife said her mouth was getting soar, I replied "then use your handsome". HA! Thats funny right there.
  24. flatblackstude
    Joined: Jan 4, 2009
    Posts: 89

    from carver, ma

    HA! now thats a slap waiting to happen. Perfect!
  25. HotRod31
    Joined: Mar 3, 2003
    Posts: 426


    I have a couple extra pounds of rareatarium if you need it :)

    Later, Mark
  26. 72sst
    Joined: Nov 24, 2006
    Posts: 429


  27. i got the bull ball clap in the far east once and i believe thats what they called it!
  28. Wicked Tin
    Joined: Oct 17, 2007
    Posts: 1,153

    Wicked Tin

    No that's Gottapayum
  29. Wicked Tin
    Joined: Oct 17, 2007
    Posts: 1,153

    Wicked Tin

    I think it is more common than we think, my wife has this too!:D
  30. Dr.Kerry
    Joined: Aug 22, 2005
    Posts: 448


    Doesn't any married man??!!:confused::eek:

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