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PostPosted: August 2, 2008, 10:43 pm 
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Terms
Locost- Homebuilt Lotus Seven replica.
etc.
BEC- Bike engined car.
Middy- Mid engined car.

Expressions
IMHO = In my humble option, a way of expressing your opion or putting in your 2 cents
PITA = Pain in the @ss, problems and difficulties
YMMV = Your mileage may vary, You experience maybe different than mine
KISS = Keep it simple, stupid (rarely heard on this forum)
GLWYB = Good luck with your build

Parts
Uprights/Knuckles = Front spindles/hubs
Scuttle = bodywork between the dash and the upper firewall
Boot = trunk area
Bonnet = Hood

Abbreviations
WOT- Wide open throttle.
CEL- Check engine light.
TB- Throttle body or Timing Belt
ITBs- Individual throttle bodies
PCM/ECU- Car's computer
IRS- Independent rear suspension.
SRA- Solid rear axle.

If you see any missing, post them!

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PostPosted: August 14, 2009, 1:57 pm 
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I have this added to my favorites....
I really like it.

http://acronyms.thefreedictionary.com/


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PostPosted: August 14, 2009, 5:04 pm 
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chetcpo wrote:
KISS = Keep it simple, stupid (rarely heard on this forum)


LMAO!





LMAO - Laugh my a** off

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PostPosted: August 19, 2010, 10:38 am 
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irs - Independent Front Suspension
IRS - those thieves we don't talk about...
ifs - independent front suspension.


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PostPosted: August 19, 2010, 3:39 pm 
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More Abbreviations

KPI = King Pin Inclination
RC = Roll Center
CG = Center of Gravity
RWD = Rear Wheel Drive
FWD = Front Wheel Drive
U/J = Universal Joint
CR = Compression Ratio


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PostPosted: August 19, 2010, 8:40 pm 
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Chet...I have a glossary that I started a couple years ago. It's in "Resources" You may want to edit it into yours or move the whole thing.

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PostPosted: August 19, 2010, 11:49 pm 
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Can you give me a link I'm profoundly lazy.

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PostPosted: August 21, 2010, 10:07 am 
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Probably got by you since I haven't done anything with it for a while.

viewtopic.php?f=26&t=8752

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PostPosted: March 7, 2011, 4:28 am 
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How about:

ECU=electronic control unit
ECM= electronic control module
PCM=powertrain control module
OBD-I/II=onboard diagnostics phase 1or2
ALDL=assmbly line diagnostic link connection to ECM used for trouble codes
FLASH= a term used meaning reprograme ECM
EGR=exhaust gas recirculation
PCV= positive crankcase ventilation
MS-II/III=MegaSquirt version 2 or 3 you build it ECU
IAC=idle air control
FI=fuel injection
TBI=throttle body injection
PFI=port fuel injection
IR=individual runner a design of intake manifold
INT=intake
EXH=exh
CLY=cylinder
ENG=engine
V-6=6cyl eng in "V" configuration
V-8=8cyl eng in "V" configuration
I-4= 4cyl eng in Inline configuration
HP=horsepower or high performance
Torq=a measure of the twisting force
Trans=transmission
OD=over drive
T-5= medium duty 5speed transmission 5th gear is an OD
WC= world class improved stronger version of T-5
NWC=nonworld class T-5
T-56=heavy duty 6speed transmission 5th & 6th are OD
OEM= original equipment manufacture
Turbo=turbocharger exh. driven supercharger
MIG=metal inert gas a form of welding
TIG=tugsten inert gas a form of welding
DOM=drawn over manderal a kind of steel tubing
MILD=most common form of low carbon steel round, square or sheet

Feel free to edit or reconfigure as need ect.

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PostPosted: March 7, 2011, 6:42 pm 
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CI= Cubic Inches Yeah, I know it's not metric.


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PostPosted: March 7, 2011, 9:47 pm 
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dont forget the most important tool a locoster can have,
BFH it is a big hammer of sorts


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PostPosted: March 10, 2011, 12:31 pm 
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98 gt wrote:
dont forget the most important tool a locoster can have,
BFH it is a big hammer of sorts


BFH=big forking hammer Right?!... :roll:

...of coarse in the "BattleStar Galactica" universe it's:
BFH=big fracking hammer

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yeah, i know.. i was joking


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PostPosted: October 8, 2011, 11:57 am 
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I never thought anything else... sorry my attempt at humor fell so completely flat.

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