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Thread: Automotive Acronyms.
08-28-2019, 03:54 AM #1
There are a few that WE have invented,as well.
Common ones like: ATF,LED,N20,AFM,TPS,PCV,RHD,LHD,BJ and so many more.
I'm not "UP" on text lingo at all.
LMAO,LMAOROTF,IIRC,WTF and so many more.
Hey,this might be fun.******************************************
Get into electronics,sex,mixed drinks and there are a ton of them.
Then there are a few words that YANKS and the EU just don't share. Aussies,too.
As a YANK,Tyres,boot and bonnet just don't compute for me.
Our forum is world wide like the Internet, and we need to know those terms and...IDIOMS.
We learn and live our cars and we mostly speak the same "Car Speak".
"What hell is this thing called?"
It depends on where you are from.
Cam cover,valve cover,head cover.
Some of these you can "Google", some are not so enlightening.
We all will be fine. I'm just complaining about the dumb-ass English language.So does Gallagher.
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08-28-2019, 10:30 AM #2
Dave, I like the automotive lingo link...Thanks!!
Posi-traction is a GM acronym...Regards,
'86 Supra MA67
Brullen 2.5" Exhaust, HKS Fly w/7MGE clutch,ST Springs, RC Intake & TB, 2.8GT & XX emblems, Factory Add on Rear Shoulder belts, Pioneer DEH-P2000 AM/FM/CD w/CDS-P5000 CD Player, Compomotive CXNs 8x16
08-28-2019, 01:28 PM #3
Positive traction-A GM thing.
The advantages of LSD in high-power, rear wheel drive automobiles were demonstrated during the United States "Muscle-Car" era from the mid 1960s through the early 1970s. Cars of this era normally were rear wheel drive and did not feature independent suspension for the rear tires (but instead used a live axle). With a live axle, when high torque is applied through the differential, the traction on the right rear tire is lower as the axle naturally wants to turn with the torsion of the drive shaft (but is held stationary by being mounted to the vehicle frame). This coined the terms "one wheel peel" or "one tire fire". As such, "Muscle-Cars" with LSD or "posi" (posi-traction) were at a distinct advantage to their wheel-spinning counterparts.
You had better be wearing your brown trousers if you drive a Corvette in the rain.
Last edited by ddd228; 08-28-2019 at 01:33 PM. Reason: Corvette
08-28-2019, 05:15 PM #4
Many of us have or recovering from MSSHidden Content
08-28-2019, 06:28 PM #5
I like to get a head start on the weekends. Everyone uses TGIF for Fridays so how about SHIT for Thursdays. In fact, I've been thinking of opening a place called Thursday's with a similar look as Friday's. Anyone interested in investing?Dave Harrison
current lineup and year acquired:
'85 white Mark2 7mgte 5sp 1988
'85 white Mark2 7mgte Auto 2009
'84 maroon Mark2 6mge 5sp 2013
'86 red Mark2 7mgte 5sp 2016
'85 black Mark2 6m Frankenmotor 5sp 2017
08-28-2019, 07:11 PM #6
Sure! Dave's SHIZA House.
Bad names to name a place to eat:
Never let the G burn out in your Black Angus sign.
My ex GF went to a Chinese place and wanted to order SUM YUN GAI.
The Smoke House:
MSS: Motion Sickness Susceptibility ,when going around corners or over Bullitt hills.
09-01-2019, 06:17 AM #7
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You'll be less susceptible to motion sickness if only 2 wheels are on the ground... unless you already have the real MSS, Multiple Supra Syndrome. I agree with you on the older Corvettes. Besides being butt cheek puckering in the rain when even slightly provoked, you could run over a dime and know what year it was. Pot holes would loosen your fillings... But sometime during the C4, they finally were better overall and quite a bit more forgiving as well. Now, for a few measly dollars, a virtual rocket ship is available. Funny that the racing version of the Corvette now has less HP than the street version (no supercharger).
By the way, I suffer from chronic acronym overload and have for decades. Some I remember easily, others, no f(iretr)ucking idea. But I'm pretty sure that this forum is the source of whiskers and the Frankenstein motor.
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