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Old 08-06-2011, 11:04 PM
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What factors determine a vehicle IS an actual hotrod?

Greetings all...Newbie here from Nova Scotia. I am sure all of you would say my car is not a hot rod but I drive like it is. Speed limit is not in my vocabulary. I joined to hopefully catch some tweaking tips but mostly to take advantage of your knowledge.
I hope that doesn't offend anyone. I'm a natural researcher with ADHD so it's never ending. I just have to find out how things work or why they don't. I'm having a couple of common but annoying issues with a car I just got and was just reading through your posts for tips. Gas gauge is always full or empty and ABS light stays on. Now I have a few things that I can go check so thanks.

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Be nice!

Hey...that was a legitimate question. Call me blonde...but answer! lol
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haha

A hot rod is something thats been modifed to look better, perform better, etc. You can drive an electric wheelchair like a hot rod but it aint one.

ABS lights arent a problem. just go have it coded at an automotive store and itll tell you whats wrong. sounds like your sensors are going out.
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Hey...that was a legitimate question. Call me blonde...but answer! lol
Sorry just so many different opinions on this.


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Hello and welcome! So, what's you ride?


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Sorry just so many different opinions on this.


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Just to make Cole's point, here is an example: "What qualifies as "Rat Rod"? Only cars from 20's and 30's?"
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hotrod? = any car modified to out run the cops.
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looks like a few different questions. Sometimes you can get more feedback by posting the various questions in various parts of the forum. Anyway, the fuel gauge problem could be various things like bad connection a short to ground a bad gauge or bad sending unit. without testing you just wont know. ABS light on can also mean various things. Don't always assume a sensor "is going bad" can be a bad wheel bearing for instance, or a bad brake hose etc. Codes don't tell you what is wrong with something. They just give you a general area to start looking. Welcome to the board
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... I'm having a couple of common but annoying issues with a car I just got and was just reading through your posts for tips. Gas gauge is always full or empty and ABS light stays on...
1. What year, brand, and model of car?
2. What have you done so far in trying to diagnose the problems?
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I didn't have to modify anything to outrun the cops! ha

My car is far from a hot rod. I just like to drive it like it is. Ever notice the looks you get from the cops when you cruise by them in the passing lane??
It's like you stumped them and they really don't know how to react. Last time I was pulled over the cop told me he had no idea what the fine for exceeding 3 times the speed limit was so I went on my way....
I was really only looking for how to turn the ABS light out because it is annoying. I don't want my ABS system to work. I think they are ridiculous...especially on winter roads. They cause more fender benders than hydroplaning ever will. I don't need my brakes "thinking" for me when I'm snotting around the back roads having some fun.
They should be called pain in the butt. Automatic braking system indeed!
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My car is far from a hot rod.
I was really only looking for how to turn the ABS light out because it is annoying. I don't want my ABS system to work. I think they are ridiculous...especially on winter roads.

We still don't know what kind of car you have yet.



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hotrod? = any car modified to out run the cops.
Brilliant

To the OP, if your vehicle is so new it has ABS, I'd say it doesn't qualify. To me Hot Rods are pre-1964 pretty much.
Using it towards new cars really waters down the term, and makes it that much more vague.
"Check out my hot rod, shes a beauty! its a 1994 Camaro RS"
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I agree totally. They don't make them anymore. The look nor the sound.
Can you imagine what the first hydro assist rod will look like? Electric.. will be even funnier! haha
My post was just to see/feel the atmosphere in here. Some are way too serious. There is a time and place for everything yes, but that does not mean that if you are not working on solving a particular thing at this present moment, you can't still chat and get to know other members on a less serious level. Some feel the need to message me to tell me what they think!! haha and that I have no place being here at all. I feel the need to reply to them. After all, if they are instilled ti their opinion, I am entitled to mine.
So I disagree with them. We are all here to learn and to teach. Lend some knowledge and borrow what we can. They need to remember that this is not a working job. It is also a social thread. Unless I am intruding on their personal thread or impeding someone from doing that, then they can bite me! Just a bit...
I'm gonna go have a peek at your ride.
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I always thought of a hotrod as having a modified drivetrain. Year of car never seemed to factor in for me, though the older muscle seems to have more 'character'.
If your Geo Metro can run low 9's in the 1/4 mile then it's a hotrod to me.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j89gCCuA57o
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The way that I've heard it explained, actually, is that hot rod, street rod and modified are more precise terms that have become ambiguous in common usage. But the first two really refer to particular eras and modified refers to post-WW2 vehicles. Hot rod generally refers to the open vehicles like the Model T's and Street rod refers to the closed pre-war vehicles like the Model A's and the '30's in general.
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