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Old 06-08-2006, 06:59 AM   #16
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Default Vss

Looks like the only one left on Capri GT's list is VSS

Vehicle Speed Sensor
Mounted on the transmission or transaxle, the VSS uses a magnetic pickup to supply the EEC with information about vehicle speed
It is important for Cruise Control, idle-air by-pass, torque converter lock-up, and electric cooling fan (engine) applications
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Old 06-08-2006, 07:19 AM   #17
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Default Nos

I'd like to add this one, as there s sometimes confusion on sites with both restos and mods

NOS = New Old Stock
Old parts that were not used, often "still in the box" so are still "new" although they may be decades old

NOS also= A brand of Nitrous Oxide (injection) System, a power adder that uses "nitrous" introduced into the engine to produce more power

"Noss" = modern slang for any nitrous oxide injection system
* Warning* Use of this term will (rightly or wrongly) insure you get labeled a "n00b", "ricer", or "clueless" by most of the old guard, engine builders, tuners, domestic auto enthusiasts and muscle car enthusiasts, and will ensure that you will be looked upon with disdain by most of the auto enthusiast crowd as someone who gets their hot rod information from movies and video games
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Old 06-10-2006, 07:52 PM   #18
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"Noss" = modern slang for any nitrous oxide injection system
* Warning* Use of this term will (rightly or wrongly) insure you get labeled a "n00b", "ricer", or "clueless" by most of the old guard, engine builders, tuners, domestic auto enthusiasts and muscle car enthusiasts, and will ensure that you will be looked upon with disdain by most of the auto enthusiast crowd as someone who gets their hot rod information from movies and video games


I came across one I never heard before: PCM? I know it's something to do w/ the speedometer/cable, but- what isit; what's it do(for)?
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Old 06-11-2006, 07:42 PM   #19
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PCM = Powertrain Control Module. It is a more up-to-date name for todays engine control computers. It is a term that popped up with the introduction of the 2nd generation Onboard Diagnostic system(OBDII) in 1996.

In our Mustangs it is that book sized metal box behind the passengers kick panel & is called the ECA ( Electronic Control Assembly).
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Old 10-12-2006, 11:29 AM   #20
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ooooo my turn

TPS= Throttle Positioning Sensor

I know what it means, but I don't remember EXACTLY what it does. They are in 87-93 mustangs.
No Silly. TPSs are the Reports from the movie Office Space
Didn't you get that memo on the TPS Reports?


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Old 02-03-2007, 06:39 PM   #21
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I'd like to add this one, as there s sometimes confusion on sites with both restos and mods



"Noss" = modern slang for any nitrous oxide injection system
* Warning* Use of this term will (rightly or wrongly) insure you get labeled a "n00b", "ricer", or "clueless" by most of the old guard, engine builders, tuners, domestic auto enthusiasts and muscle car enthusiasts, and will ensure that you will be looked upon with disdain by most of the auto enthusiast crowd as someone who gets their hot rod information from movies and video games
AMEN my 10 year old son is hooked on this noos word drives me nuts
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Old 03-02-2007, 05:50 PM   #22
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IAC = Idle Air Control

IAB = Idle Air Bypass
Please further explain these two.
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Old 03-02-2007, 07:19 PM   #23
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Please further explain these two.
Hmmm.... IAB is sometimes calle BPA, or ByPass Air
It is a type of Idle Speed Control for FI engines
It is the type most seen on SEFI 5.0s

IAC is sometimes called AIC, and basically it is a tube on the side of the throttle body of fuel injected engines
When the foot is off the throttle, the throttle plate closes
The IAC valve allows the air to bypass the throttle plate, allowing the engine to idle

Maybe a good way to look at it is the IAC is the actual part, the IAB is what it (the part) is/does....



...maybe not
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Default been looking for hours no answer

i figured id add one but cant find what it stands for we all use it and say it all the time

so here it is POSI-

it's either POSI-track
or it's POSI-lock

im sure the PO stand's for Positive operation
and i think the S stands for Spin
and as well i think the I stand for indicator

correct me if im rong but i think -POSI (positive operation spin indicator)
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i figured id add one but cant find what it stands for we all use it and say it all the time

so here it is POSI-

it's either POSI-track
or it's POSI-lock

im sure the PO stand's for Positive operation
and i think the S stands for Spin
and as well i think the I stand for indicator

correct me if im rong but i think -POSI (positive operation spin indicator)
I can't say you're wrong. I have always thought (for some reason ) it stood for PositiveTraction and have always associated it with the GM trade mark name for their limited slip diff which came out back during the begining of the muscle car era. Same thing as what Ford calls Traction-Lok.
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Old 03-09-2009, 09:46 PM   #26
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ya iv been looking for a whine now trying to figure it out and it refers to early musel cars that ment it had positive traction.

either it had a positive straight line traction or a positive traction of both tires regardless of tire slip. (posi lock and, posi trac)

but from some of the old commericals iv found on you tube theay dont say positive traction or positive lock . theay say the same thing posi lock or posi trac.

i and wont beleive that for somting new to the time theay would abreaviate it insted of spelling the hole thing or saying the hole thing.

any more info any one wants to spread on this im all ears

but for now ill stick with what i said in the last post because it's the only logical thing that would make sence
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Old 03-10-2009, 06:59 AM   #27
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One I picked up at the track...

Nova = No Other Vehicle Available
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Okay, I'll take a whack at defining posi. Posi is short for Positraction, which was specifically a Chevrolet term for their limited slip differential. Pontiac called it Safe-T-Track; Ford calls it Traction Loc; Chrysler called it Sure-Grip; and I think AMC called it No Spin or some such.

Basically, there are two types of differentials, open and limited slip. An open differential has only spider gears inside to direct torque to the drive wheels. It will send torque to the wheel with the least traction.

A limited slip diff has clutches to direct torque to the wheel with the best traction. The idea is to send the power to the wheel least likely to spin.
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Now a word from the 'acronymically-challenged' amongst you:

VCS-and, what does it look like and do???
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Now a word from the 'acronymically-challenged' amongst you:

VCS-and, what does it look like and do???
Jerry - do yo uhave the context? Is that an automotive acronym? Dang car makers are forever coming up withg their own - next time you are stuck behind a Toyota (especially a truck) take a look at all the acronyms they have pasted on there!

Anyway...I confess to using a site at work called acronym finder.com. Working for DoD as I do, I get at least four new acronyms a week!
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