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Username Post: Automotive saying’s that bug ya.        (Topic#348208)
56sedandelivery 
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56sedandelivery
Age: 66
Loc: Everett, Wa.
Reg: 02-26-08
11-22-17 01:00 PM - Post#2715351    
    In response to bry593

"RESTORED or RESTORATION", when it's no where near how the ORIGINAL vehicle was manufactured. Six cylinder, 3-speed car with plain Jane paint and interior, but now it's got a blown BBC with a street Lenco, 4 link 9 inch rear, huge rear tires and skinny front ones mounted on lightweight aluminum wheels, tuck and roll interior with a digital dash; RESTORED??? I don't think so. I am Butch/56sedandelivery.




 

martiny 
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martiny
Age: 61
Loc: Columbus OH
Reg: 08-27-06
11-22-17 03:52 PM - Post#2715363    
    In response to 56sedandelivery

I second the "sedan delivery" vs "panel truck" I have also seen "panel delivery"

SDL's were not a truck, not on a truck frame, just a wagon with no windows and a liftgate.

OOPS, windowed deliveries. OH MY. lol

Jim Martiny
59 SDL

"Contradictions are complimentary, not contradictory" Bohr


 
rod 
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rod
Loc: kingman,az
Reg: 04-29-00
11-22-17 05:02 PM - Post#2715371    
    In response to 56sedandelivery

I have a 67 C-10 Panel truck. I hate it when someone calls it a VAN!!!!!!!!!!!

and yes,I had one just like it except it was a Ford and it was red

how about the smart guys who say Endelbrock, Crowler, Weeland [intake], better yet is his friend who has a Hurst transmission [very hard to find parts for those]. and back years ago, guys had a Schafer [long A] pressure plate [correctly- Schiefer,long E]
I will think of some more irritants later
Rod in AZ



 
VANDENPLAS 
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VANDENPLAS
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Loc: ontario canada
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11-22-17 07:33 PM - Post#2715396    
    In response to rod

Is at a Jag-WIRE VANDER PLUS ? VEENDENPLUS? VANDERZPLAZ?

Jeebus !!!

Let’s all say it together .... phonetically

Jag-uar

Van-den-Plas

Now was that so hard? Please say it right before I thump your ‘ead off the bonnet and stuff your body in the boot !

" The chain in those handcuffs is made of high tensile steel. It will take you ten minutes to hack through it with this, if your lucky. You can hack through your ankle in fivei



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rrausch 
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11-22-17 07:59 PM - Post#2715399    
    In response to VANDENPLAS

I had an English friend when I restored an XJ-12 for SWMBO back in the early 1990's. He pronounced it Jag-U-AR with a long emphasis on the U-AR. But I always called it a Jag-warr.

1953 210 Convertible, 261 with dual Carter YF 966S carbs, P.S., Remote Bendix P.B. Booster... shade-tree restoration about done.




 
junky 
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Loc: Northeast CT
Reg: 06-27-10
11-22-17 08:30 PM - Post#2715403    
    In response to 2D51STYDLX

One has to consider how nomenclature has evolved since the early days of automobile parts books. As cars evolved, so did the nomenclature, however, so as not to leave the parts man scratching his head too much, they tried to keep it as consistent as possible. When the "alternator" originally came out, the manufacturers continued to refer to it as a generator. Eventually, this gave way to the term alternator, since it produced alternating current, that was then converted into direct current. The torque tube, eventually became the driveshaft. Headlamp doors, eventually became headlamp bezels, lighting switches became headlight switches, an the list can go on forever.
All this is confusing enough to those of us that grew up hearing the correct terms, and how those terms changes through the decades of the automobiles, so when people of the present generation start to incorrectly call parts by slang names, it adds to the complexity of helping them muddle through the difficult task of repairing a car that was manufactured 40, 50, or even 60 years ago.

Never argue with an idiot. He'll drag you down to his level, then beat you with experience.


 
Bel Air kiwi 
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Bel Air kiwi
Loc: New Zealand
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11-22-17 09:44 PM - Post#2715407    
    In response to rrausch

Hi Possum Robert. I think it's a dollar each way bet on that. It was definitely an English vehicle and they called it Jag-u-ar, but its an American animal which you guys call Jagwaar, or Puma.
I don't think you can be wrong on that.

Originally they were called Super Swallows, but SS had quite a negative connotation by the end of WW2.

If you don't like "Grease Monkey", then how do you feel when carpet cleaners or yard contractors use the term "A grade".

Down here "A Grade" is public slang for "Advanced Trade Certificate, (Automotive Engineering). So all the trade training Dan referred to above plus two more exams and 10,000 hours min. practical experience.

Cheers Kiwi

48 3100 RHD, 51 Deluxe 4DR RHD, 51 Bel Air parts car, 52 Bel Air P-Glide LHD. Others 23T, 32 Tudor, 58 Edsel pacer 4DR HDT, 79 F250 351C RHD. 69,70,82 Capri. No mobile, no TV, and no Jap cars.

And when it was laid to waste, they called it peace.


Edited by Bel Air kiwi on 11-22-17 09:48 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
westsiderider 
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westsiderider
Loc: Santa Barbara Ca.
Reg: 04-29-15
12-03-17 09:39 PM - Post#2716803    
    In response to Bel Air kiwi

I really hate when a hot rod guy says "nice , but she is all show , and no go." As if every show car has to have 500+hp engine under the hood ..... The "but" in that phrase really irritates me .



 
westsiderider 
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westsiderider
Loc: Santa Barbara Ca.
Reg: 04-29-15
12-03-17 09:47 PM - Post#2716804    
    In response to westsiderider

"Package tray " the area behind the back seat . Why does it have a name that makes no sense ? I would never put my packages there , it would block my view .



 
lobucrod 
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Loc: Springtown Texas
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12-05-17 10:23 AM - Post#2716951    
    In response to westsiderider

Every time I hear "Rims" I reply "cars have wheels, bicycles have rims"

'38 Chevy Coupe Gasser 409 powered
'50 Sedan Delivery 401 Nailhead powered
'62 Buick Electra original survivor


 
raycow 
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Loc: San Francisco, CA
Reg: 11-26-02
12-05-17 11:05 AM - Post#2716953    
    In response to lobucrod

  • lobucrod Said:
"cars have wheels, bicycles have rims"


I'll second that one for sure!

Ray

Those who choose an automatic transmission want transportation. Those who choose a manual transmission want to drive.


 
Bel Air kiwi 
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Bel Air kiwi
Loc: New Zealand
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12-05-17 09:55 PM - Post#2717020    
    In response to raycow

OK you two, what about cars with wire wheels? Jag, Aston, Ferrari, model T, etc

Cheers Kiwi

48 3100 RHD, 51 Deluxe 4DR RHD, 51 Bel Air parts car, 52 Bel Air P-Glide LHD. Others 23T, 32 Tudor, 58 Edsel pacer 4DR HDT, 79 F250 351C RHD. 69,70,82 Capri. No mobile, no TV, and no Jap cars.

And when it was laid to waste, they called it peace.


 
Bel Air kiwi 
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Bel Air kiwi
Loc: New Zealand
Reg: 04-24-14
12-05-17 09:59 PM - Post#2717021    
    In response to westsiderider

Hi Westrider, Down here they call them Parcel trays. But as you have noted, in a severe stop that small object in the hitting you in the back of the head could be fatal.

Cheers Kiwi

48 3100 RHD, 51 Deluxe 4DR RHD, 51 Bel Air parts car, 52 Bel Air P-Glide LHD. Others 23T, 32 Tudor, 58 Edsel pacer 4DR HDT, 79 F250 351C RHD. 69,70,82 Capri. No mobile, no TV, and no Jap cars.

And when it was laid to waste, they called it peace.


 
raycow 
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raycow
Loc: San Francisco, CA
Reg: 11-26-02
12-06-17 12:09 AM - Post#2717031    
    In response to Bel Air kiwi

  • Bel Air kiwi Said:
OK you two, what about cars with wire wheels? Jag, Aston, Ferrari, model T, etc


Still wheels, but on cars with optional wire wheels you would want to specify wire or disc. Lets also not forget cast spoke wheels or "mags". Lastly, for those who have ever had the misfortune of owning any, splined knock-off wheels. Just the splined ones - the pin drive type are fine.

Ray

Those who choose an automatic transmission want transportation. Those who choose a manual transmission want to drive.


 
VANDENPLAS 
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VANDENPLAS
Age: 38
Loc: ontario canada
Reg: 07-29-09
12-06-17 05:20 PM - Post#2717106    
    In response to raycow

Knock offs!! Splined oh god no!!!

Looked at a set years ago for my 53 Chrysler I wanted a “ Buick wire “ type wheel

Found a set for stupid money and asked the guy how they mounted , goes and tells me “ YA GET A BIG F’ING HAMMER AND POUND THEM ON AND OFF”

Yeah no thank you


Jags with wires came with the “ THOR” hammer big ol “ cartoon hammer” with raw Hyde on one side and lead or brass on the other

" The chain in those handcuffs is made of high tensile steel. It will take you ten minutes to hack through it with this, if your lucky. You can hack through your ankle in fivei



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