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Old 10-06-2012, 11:22 PM   #33 (permalink)
Uncle Dave
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Some times an Old Timer like me will use terms because I learned them, but now folks have a hard time with them. Fan belt? Used to drive the Fan, but then started to drive the Generator, which is now the Altenator. So when talking about the Fan belt, in a car that now has electric driven fans, we get lost. Glove Box, Boot, Wind Screen? How about a Spanner? Then there is the Dash? Never did figure out exactly what is meant by the Sump. What is the Front of an engine? Which is the #1 Plug? Where the heck is the Bonnet?

I try to spell out a term, when first using it, but then not always. VOM Volt Ohm Meter. But when you are talking to some one who is new to the game, one must be fair.
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