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Re: Crazy old terminology and parts

Post by user-3597028 » Sat Dec 01, 2012 6:13 pm

brad_m wrote:I'll ad another to the list..... MAX EFFORT. I'm seeing that get thrown around here like it means something.
I think Howard's Cams still uses that term :)

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Re: Crazy old terminology and parts

Post by BrazilianZ28Camaro » Sat Dec 01, 2012 6:19 pm

Rollerized valvetrain is in the list?

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Post by user-3597028 » Sat Dec 01, 2012 6:59 pm

Yeah man, FULL ROLLER MOTOR!!

Remember customers thinking it meant that there were torrington roller bearings on the rods and mains.

I guess my Mercury 2.5 EFI Offshore motor is a "full roller motor"..

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Re: Crazy old terminology and parts

Post by dirtdemon59 » Mon Dec 03, 2012 8:34 pm

I was telling a guy exactly what came in his Mazda engine kit, when I said new rods and mains he took that as new main caps and connecting rods. He was actually upset with me when he picked up his stuff. Finally got that through his skull.

Then a couple of weeks ago an older gentleman was inquiring about rebuilding his 22re Toyota engine. He was adament about not using any foreign made parts, he believes in supporting the USA. I said I agree but its a Toyota!!!

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Re: Crazy old terminology and parts

Post by Kenova » Mon Dec 03, 2012 10:18 pm

dirtdemon59 wrote: Then a couple of weeks ago an older gentleman was inquiring about rebuilding his 22re Toyota engine. He was adament about not using any foreign made parts, he believes in supporting the USA. I said I agree but its a Toyota!!!
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Wow!
That almost sounds like a Monty Python skit.

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Re: Crazy old terminology and parts

Post by Keith Morganstein » Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:22 pm

That the 327 Chevy has more power than a 350 Chevy.
Hear this all the time, with various explanations. "High winding " is a popular one.

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Re: Crazy old terminology and parts

Post by user-3597028 » Tue Dec 04, 2012 10:15 pm

Or how, whatever their personal favorite factory performance engine was,it was PROVEN to be the greatest.

Weather it be a Buick 455 Stg 1, Ford 427 high riser, L-88 427, 426 Race Hemi, 440-6 pack etc...it's amazing that no matter the engine, there is a "Road and Track" test that validates that their car/engine is the BEST. the road tests proved it..

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Re: Crazy old terminology and parts

Post by Shopboss » Wed Dec 05, 2012 4:40 am

Had a guy call yesterday saying his engine that he just built had a bad spark rattle. I asked what he was timing it at.
His answer was ... I'm not sure, I don't have a timing light so I'm timing it by ear.

I told him to be careful doing it that way ..... Don't get your ear caught between the fan belts and pulleys.

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Post by amc fan » Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:53 am

Way back in the 60's we used Atlas Bucron tires on the street1 they had the best hook! We also used Casler cheater slicks! They were retreads with two wiggly grooves to make them look like they had tread when you got pulled over by the Cops. Also the Miracle Mile in Billy Joel's song was a loop in Allentown Pa. that all the street racers used.. up Linden from sixth street to 17th street turn left and then down Hamilton Street you would drive slow up Linden till someone pulled alongside you that you wanted to race and you would run from a roll light to light then you would go up Linden turn right on 17'th street to the Ritz BBQ in the Fair Grounds and park side by side and open hoods and talk about what was under the hood what trans rear gears etc.

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Re: Crazy old terminology and parts

Post by af2 » Thu Dec 06, 2012 6:53 pm

I guess the Bruce recaps never made it to far east.
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Re: Crazy old terminology and parts

Post by af2 » Thu Dec 06, 2012 6:57 pm

Cedarmachine wrote:Yeah man, FULL ROLLER MOTOR!!

Remember customers thinking it meant that there were torrington roller bearings on the rods and mains.

I guess my Mercury 2.5 EFI Offshore motor is a "full roller motor"..
That and the Crower beast guys...... One guy I never got to race in 1981 had the beast in his car and said he shifted at 8500!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I got to look one day when he was not around and saw the tach set at................ [-X
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Re: Crazy old terminology and parts

Post by wonlie67 » Tue Dec 11, 2012 3:43 am

another name for the mopar slant 6 .... Slump 6....cause it looks like it slumped over

How about "rowing through the gears"?

"tutone" paint

"3 on the tree"

and i'll never forget the set of "Moondiscs" i had on my Valiant Scamp

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Re: Crazy old terminology and parts

Post by PbFlinger » Sat Dec 22, 2012 3:24 am

Have heard this straight faced from several clowns:

"My uncle/dad/whatever had a Pontiac that was so fast he won the nationals with it totally stock! Nobody could figure out why it was so fast. It was so fast a team from the factory showed up at his house & bought it back for $$$$$ do they could take it back & tear it down & study it!"

Secret advice/warning:

"2 mothballs in the tank & it'll peel out. 4 & it'll do wheelies. A whole box & it'll snap your axles".

"The speedometer went all the way around twice(d)".

"It'll get sideways when the 4 barrel kicks in".

"It did wheelies on the jet fuel till the valves melted".

"It"ll never run right with no back pressure".

"It had so much power it spun the centers out of the Cragars. Had to put truck rims on it".

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Re: Crazy old terminology and parts

Post by Kenova » Sat Dec 22, 2012 9:52 am

PbFlinger wrote: "It had so much power it spun the centers out of the Cragars. Had to put truck rims on it".
:lol:
I have actually seen this happen to a set of Keystone Classics. It was a '67 Chevy II SS 4 spd. with a very well built 350. It sat lower than most at the time and had terrific weight transfer.
The centers weren't "spun out" but they did shift enough to sheer the valve stems. The shop he bought the wheels at wouldn't warranty them but did sell him a new set for dealer cost. He never had any trouble with the new wheels so the first pair may have had some quality issues.

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Re: Crazy old terminology and parts

Post by BrazilianZ28Camaro » Sat Dec 22, 2012 7:42 pm

Wondering if these came from USA:

"I'll give you a spin (at the track)" or "eat my dust".

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Pump gas -T-ram - All motor SBC 427"
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