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cabbage: to steal.
cabbagist: a thief.
CAD: Computer Assisted Design.
Cadillac: an automobile built during the Dim Time and is a current car development company. (see Dim Time)
Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz: an automobile built after the Dim Time. (see Dim Time)
cagey: a person who determines fate by all manner of superstition.
cake hole: mouth mounted in a human.
California hold: a long distance call on hold.
cammer: Ford 427 SOHC (Single Overhead Cam) engine from the 1960's.
camshaft advance/retard: advancing the camshaft increases the low end torque of the engine. retarding the camshaft increases the high end torque of an engine. advancing or retarding the camshaft 4o degrees will change the power curve 500 rpm up or down.
camshaft advance bushing (Chevrolet): bushings used in the main cam gear to advance or retard the camshaft during the process of camshaft degreeing.
camshaft assembly lube: a lubricant used during the initial camshaft break-in. (see camshaft break-in)
camshaft (billet): a camshaft ground from a solid piece of high alloy steel.
camshaft break-in(cast iron camshafts only): it's critical that cast iron camshafts are "broken in". this process akneels the ramps on the cam lobes for surface strength. the procedure consists of applying camshaft breakin lube liberally to each lobe during assembly. make all valve adjustments prior to fireup, so each lobe breaks in evenly. start and operate engine above 2000 rpm for the first 30 minutes, this procedure is imperative to camshaft life, if the lobes are not akneeled the lifters will destroy the lobes. change engine oil before further engine breakin.
camshaft degree wheel: a pre-indexed aluminum or steel disc that is bolted to the crankshaft or balancer for the purpose of camshaft degreeing. (see camshaft degreeing)
camshaft dual pattern: the intake lobe and the exhaust lobe are designed differently to do a specific job. (split lift split duration)
camshaft (hydraulic): a cast iron camshaft with lifters that are pressurized with oil in the lifter galley, creating 0 lash at the rocker arm for quiet operation.
camshaft (Imperial Crower): a camshaft with full roller bearings on the shaft journals.
camshaft lobe heel: (base circle) the lowest point on a cam where valve adjustment takes place.
camshaft lobe profile: is the cam asymmetrical, dual pattern, or a roller shaft?
camshaft lobe separation: the distance between the centerline of the intake lobe and the centerline of the exhaust lobe.
camshaft (mushroom tappet): a solid lifter camshaft that uses a T-shaped lifter for more available duration.
camshaft nose: the highest point or maximum lift of a cam.
camshaft opening ramp: the ramp on the cam lobe that initiates lifter opening during camshaft rotation.
camshaft position sensor: a sensor to expose camshaft location for an ECM.
camshaft regrinding: accomplished by grinding a changed profile from metal removed at the heel of the lobe to create desired cam/engine blueprint.
camshaft rev kit (Chevrolet): a complete set of lifter case springs mounted under the head to keep roller lifters from bouncing on the camshaft, during high rpm use.
camshaft (roller): a steel billet camshaft with fast intake ramps, high lift and fast exhaust ramps. (see roller lifter)
camshaft (solid): a cast iron camshaft using lifters made of a solid cast shell, advantage being no soggy lifter like hydraulics, assuring constant lift and duration.
camshaft thrust button: used to keep a roller camshaft from crawling forward in an engine block. (roller camshafts are flat ground and have no natural centering ability)
can of worms: a completley disassembled engine dropped at your door step with hopes that miraculous powers will ensue and the elves might breathe life back into the project. (See basket case) (see fubar)
can't: worthless, lowdown.   could not hit his butt with both hands tied behind his back. (see couldn't)
CANAM (racing): Canadian/American racing.
candy line up: next in line.
carbolic: a cataclysmic situation or event.
carbon arc torch: hand-held carbon arc rods spaced a certain distance apart in order to create an arc to heat the work piece. filler rod is fed to the work piece from the side. (see acetylene welding) (see TIG welding)
carbon dioxide: an inert gas used for MIG welding hot rolled metal and poorly finished metals. (see MIG)
carney: fabricator.
CART: Championship Auto Race Teams.
cc: cubic centimeter
CDMA: Code Division Multiple Access.
cfm: cubic feet per minute.
CG: center of gravity.
Chalmers: 1. an automobile built before the Dim Time. (see Dim Time)  2. not to be confused with an automobile named Chanler. (see Chanler)
chameleon: an animal or human that changes colors and modes.
champ car: Indy car, Indianapolis race car, Indianapolis championship race car.
changeling: 1. A child secretly put in the place of another during infancy by a goddess of fate. 2. turncoat
Chanler: 1. an automobile built before the Dim Time. (see Dim Time)  2. not to be confused with an automobile named Chalmers. (see Chamlers)
channel: to lower a car's body over an existing frame in order to reduce overall height.
channeled: the body of a vehicle is positioned lower over the frame than the factory location.
cheese whiz: a self-designated, superfluous plant manager.
cheeseland: Wisconsin.
cheesy: no zoot. (see zoot)
Chevrolet Belair: an automobile built during the 1950's and 1960's.
Chevrolet Biscayne: an automobile built in the 1960's.
Chevrolet Brothers: 1. Louis, Arthur, and Gaston.   2. current car development company known as General Motors.
Chevrolet Camaro: an automobile built during the 1960's until 2002.
Chevrolet Camaro SS: an automobile built in the 1960's.
Chevrolet Corvair: an automobile built in the 1960's.
Chevrolet Corvette: an automobile built during the 1950's until current.
Chevrolet CP: an automobile built during the Dim Time. (see Dim Time)
Chevrolet El Camino: a truck built during the 1960's and the 1970's.
Chevrolet Impala Super Sport 409: an automobile built in the 1960's.
Chevrolet Impala SS convertible: an automobile built in the 1960's.
Chevrolet Master Deluxe Sedan: An automobile built during the Dim Time. (see Dim Time)
Chevrolet Rally Sport Camaro: an automobile built in the 1960's.
Chevrolet SS Z28 Camaro: an automobile built in the 1970's.
Chevrolet truck: a truck built during the Dim Time until current. (see Dim Time)
chicken coop: a weigh station.
chillin: to loiter with intent. on coast.
Chi-Town: Chicago. (see Windy City)
China Syndrome: 1. nuclear reactor core meltdown.   2. inevitable project meltdown, total annihilation.
chitlin: child.
choadie: a useful, prefabricated goobah. (see goobah)
choadie box: where choadies live until needed in a project. (see choadie)
choagieing: on idle. idling around. stroking it.
choke and puke: a burger stand.
chook: a chicken.
chooking: a baby chicken.
chop: to remove a section from the top of a car body to reduce height, and/or create a revised look.
chopped: a vehicle with the top chopped.
christmas tree: a system of lights usually shaped like a tree, for count down timed drag racing.
Chrysler Imperial: an automobile built in the 1960's.
Chrysler Windsor: an automobile built during the Dim Time. (see Dim Time)
chucklehead: a brainless simpleton.
chute: short for parachute which is deployed at high speeds to slow an object.
cid: Cubic Inch Displacement.
Cindy Lou Who: a Dr. Suess caricature.
clamp: micrometer
clamp on: an outboard motor mounted on a boat transom.
clamps: hands.
clams: 100 dollar bills. C-notes.
clapped out: 1. trashed.   2. completely used up.
clean start: no crashes.
close race: all cars on the finish lap.
cloven: divided.
cluck: chicken head.
cluckification: the process of morphing into a large chicken.
cludge: an item full of warts wrapped in a pretty package. (i.e. Microsoft Windows)
clunkmonk: an astute mother cat.
clunkplunk: a medium teenage cat.
cold process fusion: moving from water as a liquid state through a hydrogen generator in order to create gaseous hydrogen on demand without storing hydrogen in a cylinder. (stored hydrogen is not unlike a bomb)
Cole 8: an 8-cylinder automobile built before the Dim Time. (see Dim Time)
come in?: Come back?   What did you say?
come to Jesus talk: a coming to a complete understanding of the situation before you.
comlara: an interdimensional shape shifter.
commidulanx: to commidulate in close formation. (see commidulate)
commidulate: participate in a condition of togetherness.
comprende?: understand? (see redundancy)
compressor: 1. exhaust-driven turbo.  2. belt-driven, roots-type blower.  3. belt-driven, screw compressor.  4. belt-driven, remotely-mounted axial vane compressor.  5. turbine.
concentric: having a common center.
conjuring: to implore earnestly, summoning by sorcery, as if by invocation or incantation.
connecting rod (aluminum): a lightweight, high-tensile strength rod used to keep the rotating mass of an engine to a minimum. rod length is dependent on engine blueprint. (see titanium rods)
connecting rod (full float): a connecting rod that the wrist pin passes through freely.  aluminum rods provide their own bearing surface, cast, steel, and titanium rods are bushed with bronze bushings and bored to the wrist pin dimension, plus oil clearance.  the wrist pin is held in the piston with pin retainers. (see wrist pin locks) (see connecting rod pin bushings)
connecting rod (pin bushings): brass oilite bushings used in a rod to full float the piston wrist pin, creating free rod, piston movement.
connecting rod (press pin): the piston wrist pin is pressed into the connecting rod. (no wrist pin retainers)
connecting rod (titanium): the lightest, strongest connecting rod in the industry.
connecting rod bearing dowel: a dowl pin in the connecting rod cap to hold bearing inserts in place during high RPM use.
connecting rod resizing: remove the connecting rod bolts on your pre-magnafluxed rods and parallel cut the rods and caps. install new bolts. now you can resize the big end of the rod by honing to perfect blueprint size.
connecting rod side clearance: the clearance between the connecting rod stack and the rod pin journal thrust. clearance differs for aluminum, steel, or titanium.
connecting rod straightening: a process and equipment to make a connecting rod/piston assembly run perpendicular to the cylinder wall. (press pin assembly only) (steel only)
control+alt+delete: Microsoft equipment neccessity created by David Bradley to bail out of your locked pc.
controlled burn: event or situation seemingly under your control.
conundrum: a situation with much perplexity. a seemingly unsolvable situation (see perplexity)
cord: a stack of wood 4' x 4' x 8'
corn binder: International Harvester pickup truck. a truck built during the Dim Time. (see Dim Time)
corn country: mid-central Illinois.
cornfused: confused. (see yano)
corporate welfare: retirement.
cosmic drill: uneventful standoff. (see sideways move)
cough: produce now. to backfire an engine because of incorrectly ground valves. (see whoof) (see sneeze)
couldn't: can't's worthless cousin.  also, he could not hit his butt with both hands tied behind his back. (see can't)
cowabunga: wow!
cranial implosion: information lock down.
cranial rectal inversion: head up one's butt.
crankshaft advance/retard woodruff key: a key that is offset usually 2 degrees to index an incorrectly ground crankshaft and/or help in degreeing an incorrectly indexed camshaft. remember 2 degrees at the crankshaft is 4 degrees at the camshaft.
crankshaft (billet): a crankshaft generally machined out of a piece of 4340 moly steel billet that has control hardness and grain structure for maximum crankshaft integrity.
crankshaft (cast): a shaft that has been still cast in iron.
crankshaft (forged): a crankshaft drop-forged from steel of your choice, for the strength needed in your engine blueprint.
crankshaft (thrust journal): depending on engine design, the thrust can be forward, center, or at the rear of the crankshaft or block.   the purpose of the thrust is to hold the crankshaft throws centered to each bore, thus positioning the rod stack alignment. (see crankshaft thrust journal setting)
crankshaft indexing: while setting up to grind your crankshaft rod pin journals, index crankshaft keyway to #1 rod pin journal centerline. (see dampener indexing)
crankshaft off grinding: a crankshaft with the rod pin journals off-ground to a certain dimension and stroke per engine blueprint.
crankshaft oil hole chamfering: crankshaft oil holes need to be chamfered to increase oil volume at the bearings.
crankshaft polishing: after a crankshaft is ground, the shaft gets polished with an abrasive belt on a crankshaft polisher.
crankshaft radius polishing: much like crankshaft polishing, after the crankshaft radius is hard ground, they are polished. (see crankshaft polishing)
crankshaft resizing: a situation where you regrind your crankshaft pin journals, mains, and thrust to meet your latest engine blueprint spec sheet.
crankshaft thrust journal setting: during the assembly of an engine, the thrust journal needs to be set. lightly torque the thrust to 10 or 15 ft. lbs. then use a plastic or rubber mallet to tap the crankshaft back and forth 2 or 3 times. this sets the thrust bearing upright and flush to the crankshaft thrust journal. thrust bearing setting is required during engine assembly to allow the crankshaft to spin free. (remember to include the thrust in your final engine assembly torque)
crashbox: a transmission that has been severely modified to allow speedshifting and/or shifting on the fly without a clutch. (see speedshifting)
crew chief: top wrench (see top wrench)
critical mass: situation critical, act immediately. (see China Syndrome)
cropi: to assume the state of deadness.
cropied: dead.
Crosley Healey: an automobile built during the Dim Time. (see Dim Time)
crotch rocket: a cafe racer bike.
CRT: cathode ray tube.
cruzin': coasting in your favorite rod.
curtain climber: a child 2-4 years old.
cushion: max traction operating surface on a race track against the berm. (see berm) (see intoodeep) (see over the edge)
cyborg: part creature, part machine.
cylinder cc: Move piston to TDC on cylinder bore you wish to cc. Seal the piston ring area with assembly grease. Install head gasket of desired thickness, bolt a presized plastic measuring tool over the cylinder bore being measured. Use a Burette and fill the measuring tool with fluid, the amount used will be the cylinder combustion chamber volume or cc. (see cylinder head cc) (these two cc numbers are necessary when figuring compression ration) (see cc)
cylinder head cc: determine combustion chamber volume by inverting the head and leveling it.   use a Plexiglas plate with a predrilled hole; seal it to the head surface with grease, over the combustion chamber in question.   fill the cavity with fluid measured from a burette.   this will be the combustion chamber volume or "cc". (see cylinder cc) (see cc)

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