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Old 17 May 2018, 09:35 am
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Default Re: Tips/advice building first motor in garage

And lets not forget learn the difference between a "motor" and an "engine"





The real difference, is the fact that "motors" run on electricity, while "engines" run on combustion.

The Oxford English Dictionary defines “motor” as a machine that supplies motive power for a vehicle or other device with moving parts. Similarly, it tells us that an engine is a machine with moving parts that converts power into motion.

But as I am only making fun of Rob...

An engine is a specific type of motor. That's why it's not incorrect to speak of a motorboat, or a motorcar, or a motor speedway, even if the boat or car is clearly powered by combustion.



I know if I talked to my customers in the past that came to my Performance Engine Machine shop about their "motor" I think my business would have failed very quickly. I mean who wants to run a Top Fuel "MOTOR"?
Although it is more appropriate to say "BLOWN MOTOR" vs BLOWN ENGINE" one referring to a Supercharger and the other not. A "blown engine" is referring to an engine that is fricked up beyond all possible repair and a BLOWN MOTOR is very "KOOL".

And we have have terms like "KEEP ON MOTORING" which would just sound dumb to "KEEP ON ENGINING"?




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