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I searched for "acronyms" in all open forums and had no luck.

Is there an exsiting "acronmym list" for those used in the forums ? If so, can someone point me there.

If one does not exist, I think it would be a plus for the entire community: Good learning resource and alleviate acronym clarification / definition posts (aka..not wasting anyone's time and/or bugging all you vets).

I'm a new member, and new to racing. I'm reading all I can trying to learn. Knowing what acronym's stand for what will no doubt help. When I come across one I don't know, I always try googling instead of posting.. and.. well..... [banghead]

Thanks

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What does "aka" mean?

I'm always confused.

[Wink]

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uhh Joe... aka is also known as....

as for a list try: HERE

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Some acronyms are widely known interweb acronyms, some are made up on the spot. Not really a list.. but if you ask I'm sure you'll get answers, one may actually be right too!

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LGBTW is Lance,get back to work

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SM - Spec Miata
SCCA - Sports Car Club of America
AFM -
ECU
SSM
SMT

I may be wrong, but I think he is more interested in the acronyms specific to Spec Miata, and to racing.
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quote:
Originally posted by Mr. Pink:
LGBTW is Lance,get back to work

Not to be confused with LGBT which is a demographic that encompasses most Miata drivers. [Big Grin]

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Viet-Tam Luu (a.k.a. "Tam")
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Last I heard the Mini has beat the Miata out as the top spot for the gayest car for a man to drive so we have that going for us...which is nice. [thumbsup]

(Can you believe the spelling checker on this site doesn't even recognize Miata?)

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SM - Spec Miata
SCCA - Sports Car Club of America
AFM - Air Flow Meter - 1.6
MAF - Mass Air Flow - 1.8
ECU - the 'puter
SSM - Sealed spec Miata or Showroom Spec Miata
CSM - Conferencse Spec Miata or Clark Spec Miata [Smile]
SMT - Spec Miata with a spec regional Tire
CAS - Crank Angle Sensor - thing you turn on a 1.6 to set timing.

-bw

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Bruce Wilson
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LIFT7SPCT = Lance is Flagging Turn 7 So Punt Cottrell There.

Steve D.

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quote:
Originally posted by Steve D.:
LIFT7SPCT = Lance is Flagging Turn 7 So Punt Cottrell There.

Steve D.

PERFECT! [Big Grin]

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A few more abbreviations and acronyms, not all Miata-specific, that you might encounter:

CAS - Cam Angle Sensor
DOT - Dept. Of Transportation (usually in reference to DOT-approved tires)
DFL - Dead F'ing Last (as in race finishing order)
FIA - Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (international car/motorsports governing body, often used in reference to safety equipment standards)
HANS - Head And Neck Support (head restraint device worn by many racers)
LSD - Limited Slip Differential
MAS - Mass Airflow Sensor
P1, P2, etc. - 1st Place, 2nd Place, etc.
NA, NB, NC - first-generation (90-97), second-generation (99-04), third-generation (06+) MX-5/Miatas, respectively
POG - Plain Old Gas
PPF - PowerPlant Frame (the aluminum girder between the tranny and diff)
SFI - SFI Foundation Inc. (motorsports equipment safety standards organization)
SOM - Steward Of the Meet (the chief steward at an SCCA race event)
WHP - Wheel HorsePower (power as measured at the wheels by a chassis dynamometer)

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Viet-Tam Luu (a.k.a. "Tam")
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Some others:

IBL - In Before the Lock, used when a thread is gonna get locked because it is fubarred but you just have to get the last post before said lock.
WWDD - What Would Devinney Do
ITS - Improved Touring S, where you can run your big not so legal for SM motor or double dip for multiple races in a weekend.
ITA - Improved Touring A, another double dip class for a race weekend.
WTF - Used when anyone reads Mr Pink's posts

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Wheel was all over it. This post / topic is specific to SM and racing.

Having a hard time believing that anyone would think somebody would seriously ask all of you about NET specific or any other kind of acronyms.. and not spcecific to SM and racing. You must get some beauties. ha..

Anyhoo..

The stuff B Wilson and Tam Luu added is the ticket. Thats stuff I'm talking about / looking for. And again, I gotta believe there is a least a handful of others that would appreciate.

Regardless.. I'll go out on a limb here and say a "SM & racing specific" acronymn list doesnt exit.

And also I've evidently got the green light to throw a post out when one gives me the deer in the head lights look.

btw: I'd say Lance won the humor battle in this thread with "LIFT7SPCT".

Seriously: Thanks for the replies / scoop.

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Correction.. or.. "my bad".

That was Steve D that posted the winning humor / acronymn thingy..

Thought I should get this IBL

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quote:
Originally posted by Joe Freeland:
What does "aka" mean?

I'm always confused.

[Wink]


uhh Joe... aka is also known as....


Why is it that every time I post something that I think is funny, I come off looking like an idiot?

[Smile]

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Joe,
I thought you were being funny.
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Worked for me too Joe. Stealin my acronym out of my acronym post.. well. I should have used it, and/or seen it coming ! [Smile]

While I'm here, I wanted to ensure I added "Thanks" to everyone for the posts and info. Not to mention the laughs. This will definitely help in processing everything I'm reading. I'm really looking forward to all of this and am doing a lot of reading right now while shopping for a donar.

Anyway.. I've only been a member for a few days but already its been so much help that I wanted to say thanks and chip in a little. So I made a donation this afternoon. Almost feels like stealing if I didnt.

Money well spent.

Thanks

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Greg, thanks a bunch for your donation... we really do appreciate it.

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My pleasure.

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Greg and his wife will be on crew at Heartland Park this weekend with the Rollcamera.net, Hoosier tires, Volante's Gay Shoe Warehouse sponsored Spec Miata, driven by Steve Johnson. Should be the perfect introduction to SM racing, guaranteed to drive him back to sane and sober society in one weekend.
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[Cool]

Thnx again for the invite wheel

   

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