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I was just posting in the engine forum and I had a good idea for a discussion. Here's the thing: Tell your stories about some guy you started talking to who just told you some rediculous story that made you roll your eyes of laugh with your buddies later. I'll start.

Ok, so I was working about 4 or 5 years ago at my job and I spotted a dodge challenger with no hood and a mean motor out in the lot. The guy came in and I told him I'd like it if I could take a look at his ride and have a chat. He starts talking it up, tells me it has a viper motor in it and he's been working for years to get it in there. Even though it was a nice ride, I went out there and there's some over-cammed small block mopar with leaking header gaskets. Before I could say "but you were saying..." I just said, ok man thanks, I got to get back! You guys know what I mean?

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So he didn't know that he was two cylinders short of a viper motor? Maybe they were in the trunk for later? Have to think of a good story to put here. I worked in a full service shop for three years before college, lots of funny stuff happened, but now I have to remember it all.
 

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hooo boy...I got ya all beat...you could tell when the guy that lived across from me wasn't lying....his lips weren't moving!
He said ten years ago he lived in California as a machinist making billet top fuel blocks and he had a cuda he drag raced that was so tweaked the front left wheel wouldn't touch the ground when it was parked. He also worked for the FBI. Always had strippers over at his house and ....blah...blah...blah....I wish I would've written his stories down!
Now he and his wife and kids live with his parents and he is an overweight carpenter with enough teeth that he has to floss with a rope. I always wanted to ask what had happened to his storybook life!
 

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I had a freind in high school that called his 66' wide-block 318" a 440" for the better part of our junior year! Showed it off to everyone he met----2 barrel carb, single exhaust, the whole ball of wax!!!
 

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I`ve heard some classics, some come to mind are:
"I build a engine had so much torque, I was tuning it in the yard, i revved it up and the car flipped over" - I should have asked him why didn`t it land on him when it did.
"I got pulled over in my brothers camaro doing 174, I got the ticket to prove it" - this jerk didn`t think I knew the cops radars at that time didn`t register over 155, had they stopped him doing 174 they would have took him to jail, forget the ticket.
"Man, I heard the new 93 Mustangs are gonna do the quarter mile in like 2 or 3 seconds" - I didn`t bother to tell this college mate of mine that was faster than top fuel dragsters.
Here`s the best one I`ve heard:
"I built a 350 had so much compression it broke the compression gauge, 2 battery`s wouldn`t turn it over, to get it to start I had to take all the plugs out and spray oil in the cylinders, it was too fast for me, so I gave it to my brother. "

Another is:
man we built a 427 with dual quads, it had so much power it broke the frame in my 57 chevy pickup, I left the line and the front end went one way and the back went the other, it broke the frame clean in half!"

I`ve heard so many I thought of writing a book and calling it "best automotive lies"
 

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odd but TRUE!!

We were street racin' back in the late 70's,:nono: this guy pulls up in a 70 ford Galaxy XL with a 390. He noses over the line so they back him up while the other car comes to the line---flag drops and doofus takes off in reverse! No problem, he just keeps it hammered and slams the shifter in low!!!:eek: :eek: God Awful noise and commotion! He pulls over--we open the hood:eek: the motor is leaning over sideways---both motor mounts are ripped loose, top radiator hose is popped off,etc. We laughed about it for months!!!!:thumbup:
 

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Lol. One real loser I knew back in HS told me that he had rebuilt the v-6 (which upon closer inspection turned into a 2.3L 4-banger) in his ford tempo so stout that he pulled up next to a vette and "rosted that thing... he didn't know what was coming."

What do you say to these people?
 

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Motor or Engine??

This is to Killerformula and BlownBirdy.
I know what you mean but I'm somewhat confused. you are talking about a car that has a viper motor in it. Are you talking about the one under the hood that makes the car transfer from one place to another? That's an engine, it is internal combustion. There are several motors in a vehicle. They are electrically operated. Just bugging ya. almost everyone calls an engine a motor.

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lol, yeah I know the techical definitions, my grandpa was a mech engineer. motor is easier to type, and it rolls off of the tounge easier. Stroker motor. Doesn't that sound great? Stroker engine... uhhh, well, cool but not so great. See?

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I worked with a kid a couple of summers ago that had a little Mitsubishi Eclipse. It was a four cyl non-turbo car. He claimed it ran the quarter mile in nines and all he had done was ported and polished the intake. I think all the stickers he had on the must have added all that extra horse power he needed. The car must have been pretty fast though, one of the stickers was started to peel up from the high speeds....LOL
 

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I get mine from Border Motor Parts in Spring Valley (San Diego). Too far for you to drive. I always put in new gears but you can find the pumpkins in wrecking yards. A new set (ring,pinion,brgs,seals) runs about 275.00. HTH. Norm.

ok... make sure you tell Border Motor Parts that too, because I'm sure misnomer is costing them big money from their business...

I'm just messing with u!:rolleyes:

K

btw, found this too,
2. (Mach.) A prime mover; a machine by means of which asource of power, as steam, moving water, electricity, etc., is made available for doing mechanical work.
Motors don't have to be electrical.
 

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Motor or engine

LOL....I actually find this humorous discipline funny. Nobody has told me that in years. As a little kid, I used to tinker with everything, from analog alarm clocks to engines on anything. I started quite a collection of furnace motors in my garage several years ago, and to this day have a bunch in my garage just sitting there, waiting to be used. One day they will go into some crazy creation of mine as a few already have. Anyway, my dad and I would go out into the garage and work on cars or whatever and no matter what we were talking about it would always lead to cars. I used to say motor referring to engines, and one time he taught me a lesson. He put down what he was doing and took my hand. He pointed to the stack of motors I had on my work bench and said "son, those are motors." Then he opened the hood of his car and said "Son, this is an engine." He explained to me the difference (one being electrical and one being internal combustion) and I learned something that day. Over the years, I have forgotten that simple lesson, and got back to my old ways. I think it is mainly a case of what K-F said, it rolls easier and is quicker to spell. Also as he said, 383 stroker motor sounds cooler, at least to me. Anyway, thanks for bringing up some good old memories, I haven't thought about that in a while. I will try to keep it straight from now on. No hard feelings.
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Again, another excellent pont...maybe I will keep on using the word motor instead of engine...it seems to be historically correct.

How about Motorcycle? Enginecycle just wouldn't sound right, would it?
 

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Electricians Don't work on engines.
I guess I'll have to tell Border Motor Parts to change their name.
quote:I get mine from Border Motor Parts in Spring Valley (San Diego). Too far for you to drive. I always put in new gears but you can find the pumpkins in wrecking yards. A new set (ring,pinion,brgs,seals) runs about 275.00. HTH. Norm.


ok... make sure you tell Border Motor Parts that too, because I'm sure misnomer is costing them big money from their business...

I'm just messing with u!

K

btw, found this too,
quote:2. (Mach.) A prime mover; a machine by means of which asource of power, as steam, moving water, electricity, etc., is made available for doing mechanical work.

Motors don't have to be electrical.
 
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