Category: Street Rodding 101


Ethyl was the common term for high performance commercial gasoline containing lead back in the mid 1900’s. The term Ethyl came from the anti-knock agent, “tetraethyl lead”, that was added to the fuel.

 

French headlights are headlights that have been recessed or molded into the body to give a smoother look to the vehicle. The name originated from the end result looking like a French cuff of a shirt sleeve.

 

This is describing the characteristics of a torque converter. The True Stall Speed is the maximum engine RPM achieved from a complete stop, with the automatic transmission in gear, the brakes applied and the engine at full throttle. The RPM reached just before the vehicle moves forward is the True Stall Speed of the engine.

 

A Double Pumper is a 4 barrel carburetor from Holley Carburetors. It has 2 accelerator pumps, 1 for the front 2 barrels, (or primary circuits) and 1 for the back 2 barrels, (or secondary circuits).

 

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