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Old 04-18-2005, 00:01   #1 (permalink)
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Idiot tests in a shop

When I worked at my friend's shop, we would sometimes use bs part names to
see if someone would either laugh or say, "yeah right", in order to
determine if they were idiots, dishonest, or bullshitters.

Here are a few, add yours; thought maybe someone else used these outside our
group...

Fuel Injected Muffler Bearings
Tick-Tock Valves
Swing Chains
Rim Injectors
Steam Plates
Counterrotational Murphy Shafts
(Anterior) Coagulant Reservoirs

It's been 13 years; there were some other good ones I don't remember. You
wouldn't believe how many newbies nodded along

= )

Anyone else?

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Old 04-18-2005, 03:01   #2 (permalink)
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On Mon, 18 Apr 2005 05:59:19 GMT, "Wound Up" <none@your.disposal> wrote:

>When I worked at my friend's shop, we would sometimes use bs part names to
>see if someone would either laugh or say, "yeah right", in order to
>determine if they were idiots, dishonest, or bullshitters.
>
>Here are a few, add yours; thought maybe someone else used these outside our
>group...
>
>Fuel Injected Muffler Bearings
>Tick-Tock Valves
>Swing Chains
>Rim Injectors
>Steam Plates
>Counterrotational Murphy Shafts
>(Anterior) Coagulant Reservoirs
>
>It's been 13 years; there were some other good ones I don't remember. You
>wouldn't believe how many newbies nodded along
>
>= )
>
>Anyone else?


When I worked selling auto parts we'd often prank newbies by calling in
pretending to be a customer asking for:

Points, cap, rotor, wires, and spark plugs for a '78 Olds 88 with a 350 - DIESEL
(sometimes we'd ask for a carburetor for the same car)
a heater core for a '64 Chevrolet Corvair
Prop bearings for a Fiat Amphibious
Ignition points for an (just about any electronic-ignition vehicle)

Or, just to be difficult, we'd ask them for various internal parts for
a Pontiac OHC six...not the stuff that was in common with the
Chevy 230/250 that engine is based on, but the unique, out of
production stuff (like a camshaft, for example).

When I worked at Ford we'd sometimes get the newbies at other
dealerships by calling and asking for (I think at the time the part
number was D9AZ-6731-A). They'd go off digging through books
for at least two or three minutes before they'd figure out that it was
your common, everyday, basic FL-1A Motorcraft oil filter.

Usually, though, we didn't have to seek out people to see how inept they
were - they were usually the genuine, bona fide customers at my parts
counter.

Like the guy who SWORE that the chrome rocker covers he put on his
car made it faster. We all thought he was joking at first, but after ten
minutes of listening to him rant and rave about it, we realized he really
did seriously believe this.

Or the guy who got mad at me because I didn't know the year, make,
and model of HIS car - or, for that matter, which engine it had, or which
fan belt it needed. Not that HE knew any of this, either.

One ingenious fella decided the new brake hose for the front of his '80-
something Cutlass was going to be too expensive - so he cut his old one
in two and proceeded to use a length of fuel hose and two small hose
clamps to 'patch' it.

I won a $20 bet on tuneup parts for an '88 Nissan pickup. Four cylinder
engine, eight spark plugs. No shit. The guy looked at me funny when
I laid eight plugs on the counter. He lauged and said, "It's a four
cylinder engine". I told him, "I know. It has eight plugs." Well, this
went on for a minute or more, and finally I said, "Look, I'll bet you $20
there are eight spark plugs in your engine." "You're on...." was his
response. Out to the parking lot we go, he pops his hood and ticks
them off on one side of the engine. "See? 1, 2, 3, 4. Pay up."
I pulled the air cleaner off and pointed to the other side of the engine.
"5, 6, 7, 8. I'll accept cash or check....." I could kind of forgive that
one, though - how many people who are not familiar with Nissans would
really know that? And apparently he HAD just bought it.....

I got LOTs more......

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Old 04-18-2005, 05:01   #3 (permalink)
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> On Mon, 18 Apr 2005 05:59:19 GMT, "Wound Up" <none@your.disposal>
> wrote:
>
>>When I worked at my friend's shop, we would sometimes use bs part
>>names to see if someone would either laugh or say, "yeah right", in
>>order to determine if they were idiots, dishonest, or bullshitters.
>>
>>Here are a few, add yours; thought maybe someone else used these
>>outside our group...
>>
>>Fuel Injected Muffler Bearings
>>Tick-Tock Valves
>>Swing Chains
>>Rim Injectors
>>Steam Plates
>>Counterrotational Murphy Shafts
>>(Anterior) Coagulant Reservoirs
>>
>>It's been 13 years; there were some other good ones I don't
>>remember. You wouldn't believe how many newbies nodded along
>>
>>= )
>>
>>Anyone else?

>
> When I worked selling auto parts we'd often prank newbies by calling
> in pretending to be a customer asking for:
>
> Points, cap, rotor, wires, and spark plugs for a '78 Olds 88 with a
> 350 - DIESEL
> (sometimes we'd ask for a carburetor for the same car)
> a heater core for a '64 Chevrolet Corvair
> Prop bearings for a Fiat Amphibious
> Ignition points for an (just about any electronic-ignition vehicle)
>
> Or, just to be difficult, we'd ask them for various internal parts
> for a Pontiac OHC six...not the stuff that was in common with the
> Chevy 230/250 that engine is based on, but the unique, out of
> production stuff (like a camshaft, for example).
>
> When I worked at Ford we'd sometimes get the newbies at other
> dealerships by calling and asking for (I think at the time the part
> number was D9AZ-6731-A). They'd go off digging through books
> for at least two or three minutes before they'd figure out that it
> was your common, everyday, basic FL-1A Motorcraft oil filter.
>
> Usually, though, we didn't have to seek out people to see how inept
> they were - they were usually the genuine, bona fide customers at my
> parts counter.
>
> Like the guy who SWORE that the chrome rocker covers he put on his
> car made it faster. We all thought he was joking at first, but
> after ten minutes of listening to him rant and rave about it, we
> realized he really did seriously believe this.
>
> Or the guy who got mad at me because I didn't know the year, make,
> and model of HIS car - or, for that matter, which engine it had, or
> which fan belt it needed. Not that HE knew any of this, either.
>
> One ingenious fella decided the new brake hose for the front of his
> '80- something Cutlass was going to be too expensive - so he cut his
> old one in two and proceeded to use a length of fuel hose and two
> small hose clamps to 'patch' it.
>
> I won a $20 bet on tuneup parts for an '88 Nissan pickup. Four
> cylinder engine, eight spark plugs. No shit. The guy looked at me
> funny when I laid eight plugs on the counter. He lauged and said,
> "It's a four cylinder engine". I told him, "I know. It has eight
> plugs." Well, this went on for a minute or more, and finally I
> said, "Look, I'll bet you $20 there are eight spark plugs in your
> engine." "You're on...." was his response. Out to the parking lot
> we go, he pops his hood and ticks them off on one side of the
> engine. "See? 1, 2, 3, 4. Pay up." I pulled the air cleaner off
> and pointed to the other side of the engine. "5, 6, 7, 8. I'll
> accept cash or check....." I could kind of forgive that one,
> though - how many people who are not familiar with Nissans would
> really know that? And apparently he HAD just bought it.....
>
> I got LOTs more......
>
> <EOM>
>
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> reply....


Blinker Fluid was my favorite.

Joe
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Old 04-18-2005, 10:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Idiot tests in a shop

Wound Up wrote:
> When I worked at my friend's shop, we would sometimes use bs part
> names to see if someone would either laugh or say, "yeah right", in
> order to determine if they were idiots, dishonest, or bullshitters.
>
> Here are a few, add yours; thought maybe someone else used these
> outside our group...
>
> Fuel Injected Muffler Bearings
> Tick-Tock Valves
> Swing Chains
> Rim Injectors
> Steam Plates
> Counterrotational Murphy Shafts
> (Anterior) Coagulant Reservoirs


Piston return springs
Firewall gasket


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Old 04-18-2005, 10:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Idiot tests in a shop

"Wound Up" <none@your.disposal> wrote in message
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> When I worked at my friend's shop, we would sometimes use bs part names to
> see if someone would either laugh or say, "yeah right", in order to
> determine if they were idiots, dishonest, or bullshitters.
>
> Here are a few, add yours; thought maybe someone else used these outside
> our group...
>
> Fuel Injected Muffler Bearings
> Tick-Tock Valves
> Swing Chains
> Rim Injectors
> Steam Plates
> Counterrotational Murphy Shafts
> (Anterior) Coagulant Reservoirs
>
> It's been 13 years; there were some other good ones I don't remember. You
> wouldn't believe how many newbies nodded along
>
> = )
>
> Anyone else?
>
> --
> Wound Up
> ThunderSnake #65
>


Test the headlight fluid levels?

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Old 04-18-2005, 14:01   #6 (permalink)
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>Test the headlight fluid levels?


Hah! Yes, I remember that one. It backfired on
me once - the woman had those newer-type
composite headlights (what the hell was wrong
with sealed-beams, anyway?). Anyway, the lens
was cracked, and yup, it was full of fluid.
>
>-----------
>Laurie S.
>Thunder Snake #7
>



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Old 04-18-2005, 18:01   #7 (permalink)
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Wound Up wrote:
> When I worked at my friend's shop, we would sometimes use bs part
> names to see if someone would either laugh or say, "yeah right", in
> order to determine if they were idiots, dishonest, or bullshitters.
>
> Here are a few, add yours; thought maybe someone else used these
> outside our group...
>
> Fuel Injected Muffler Bearings
> Tick-Tock Valves
> Swing Chains
> Rim Injectors
> Steam Plates
> Counterrotational Murphy Shafts
> (Anterior) Coagulant Reservoirs
>
> It's been 13 years; there were some other good ones I don't remember.
> You wouldn't believe how many newbies nodded along
>
> = )
>
> Anyone else?


http://www.kalecoauto.com/

Check the parts pages.

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Statesmen will invent cheap lies, putting blame upon the nation that is
attacked, and every man will be glad of those conscience-soothing
falsities, and will diligently study them, and refuse to examine any
refutations of them; and thus he will by and by convince himself that
the war is just, and will thank God for the better sleep he enjoys
after this process of grotesque self-deception.- Mark Twain

"Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to do the bidding
of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are
being attacked, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and
exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country." -
Hermann Goering

"We don't go out and hire journalists and propagandize and lie and put
people on payroll so that they'll say what you want."--Donald Rumsfeld,
12/24/2004


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Old 04-18-2005, 19:01   #8 (permalink)
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I used to work on heavy equipement, Detroit diesel V-16 engine were
in fact 2 V=* engine front to front, with 1crankshaft in each engine.
They were bolted together.

We told a guy that the Cie made a change to these engine. since they
were putting a U-Joint betwin the 2 engine. He agreed telling us that
he had worked on such engine ..........................

Pinetci


By the way, the difference betwin a 360 or 361 or a 390 and a 391 is
thst the later are truck engine and the front crank snout is bigger.



On Mon, 18 Apr 2005 05:59:19 GMT, "Wound Up" <none@your.disposal>
wrote:

>When I worked at my friend's shop, we would sometimes use bs part names to
>see if someone would either laugh or say, "yeah right", in order to
>determine if they were idiots, dishonest, or bullshitters.
>
>Here are a few, add yours; thought maybe someone else used these outside our
>group...
>
>Fuel Injected Muffler Bearings
>Tick-Tock Valves
>Swing Chains
>Rim Injectors
>Steam Plates
>Counterrotational Murphy Shafts
>(Anterior) Coagulant Reservoirs
>
>It's been 13 years; there were some other good ones I don't remember. You
>wouldn't believe how many newbies nodded along
>
>= )
>
>Anyone else?


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Old 04-18-2005, 19:01   #9 (permalink)
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G Girard wrote:
> I used to work on heavy equipement, Detroit diesel V-16 engine were
> in fact 2 V=* engine front to front, with 1crankshaft in each engine.
> They were bolted together.
>
> We told a guy that the Cie made a change to these engine. since they
> were putting a U-Joint betwin the 2 engine. He agreed telling us that
> he had worked on such engine ..........................
>
> Pinetci
>
>
> By the way, the difference betwin a 360 or 361 or a 390 and a 391 is
> thst the later are truck engine and the front crank snout is bigger.


And the crank is forged steel, and the flywheel flange is thicker, and they
have the rods with the wider beams, and they have cast iron timing covers,
and the have heads with a huge central exhaust crossover with intake and
exhaust manifolds to match, and they have a dizz with a wider shaft diameter
requiring a bushing to run a regular FE dizz.

>
>
>
> On Mon, 18 Apr 2005 05:59:19 GMT, "Wound Up" <none@your.disposal>
> wrote:
>
>> When I worked at my friend's shop, we would sometimes use bs part
>> names to see if someone would either laugh or say, "yeah right", in
>> order to determine if they were idiots, dishonest, or bullshitters.
>>
>> Here are a few, add yours; thought maybe someone else used these
>> outside our group...
>>
>> Fuel Injected Muffler Bearings
>> Tick-Tock Valves
>> Swing Chains
>> Rim Injectors
>> Steam Plates
>> Counterrotational Murphy Shafts
>> (Anterior) Coagulant Reservoirs
>>
>> It's been 13 years; there were some other good ones I don't
>> remember. You wouldn't believe how many newbies nodded along
>>
>> = )
>>
>> Anyone else?


--
Tom
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Visit the Cleveland Engine Forum
http://www.351cleveland.net


Statesmen will invent cheap lies, putting blame upon the nation that is
attacked, and every man will be glad of those conscience-soothing
falsities, and will diligently study them, and refuse to examine any
refutations of them; and thus he will by and by convince himself that
the war is just, and will thank God for the better sleep he enjoys
after this process of grotesque self-deception.- Mark Twain

"Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to do the bidding
of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are
being attacked, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and
exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country." -
Hermann Goering

"We don't go out and hire journalists and propagandize and lie and put
people on payroll so that they'll say what you want."--Donald Rumsfeld,
12/24/2004


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Old 04-19-2005, 05:03   #10 (permalink)
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"Wound Up" <none@your.disposal> wrote in message
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> When I worked at my friend's shop, we would sometimes use bs part names to
> see if someone would either laugh or say, "yeah right", in order to
> determine if they were idiots, dishonest, or bullshitters.
>
> Here are a few, add yours; thought maybe someone else used these outside
> our group...
>
> Fuel Injected Muffler Bearings
> Tick-Tock Valves
> Swing Chains
> Rim Injectors
> Steam Plates
> Counterrotational Murphy Shafts
> (Anterior) Coagulant Reservoirs
>
> It's been 13 years; there were some other good ones I don't remember. You
> wouldn't believe how many newbies nodded along


Similarly, I recall the "jobs" we'd give to people while discussing their
undesirable traits during "shop talk". I recall two off hand. One was
"changing VW Beetle radiators", and the other we reserved for that certain
someone that everyone loves to hate, it was "sucking farts out of used car
seats"

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