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Nickname for a big- block Chevy V-8. It’s bigger than a mouse.
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A derogatory term for some, it’s a hot rod that is a little rough around the edges, as if built in a shed out back. A traditional hot rod devoid of chrome is not a rat rod.
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An automotive aerodynamic device whose intended design function is to 'spoil' unfavorable air movement across a body of a vehicle in motion, usually described as turbulence or drag.
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An offical order from a government insitution or a manufacturer when some part of a vehicle possesses unreasonable safety risk or fails to meet a minimum performance standard.
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An energy recovery mechanism that slows a moving vehicle by converting its kinetic energy into a form that can be either used immediately or stored until needed.
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Material that has been removed from the deck surface of a flathead engine to help improve flow from the valves into the cylinders.
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A car that has been cosmetically restored largely to stock but with more modern mechanicals, such as a fuel-injected engine.
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Revolutions per minute, or the speed at which the motor itself is actually turning internally.
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A tire with reinforced sidewalls designed to resist the effects of deflation after being punctured, allowing usage at reduced speeds for limited distances.
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