Will Zehring writes:
> Denise writes:
> >Okay, it _was_ a typo (or lapse in memory), but what the heck is a "distance
> Well, that's simple... a distance piece is a piece that fills in the
> distance between two other pieces. I thought everyone knew that! :-)
> It seems to me that you might also call a distance piece a gigantic shim, or
> even a colossal washer. I swear that there is at least one distance piece
> on the B but I can't remotely remember where it is. Does this mean I have
> to withdraw my entry?
Not at all. I think it would be more fun to have people guess what and
where it is. I would guess that a squab is the round rubber bulb at the
end of the tube that hangs from the vent of a B. And plum sauce is what
collects in wheel cylinders.
I don't believe it. I looked up trunnion (which I thought was a fish) in
my trusty Webster's and it said, "a pin or pivot on which something can
be rotated or tilted; esp: either of two opposite GUDGEONS [my emphasis]
on which a cannon is swiveled." So I looked up "gudgeon" and it's a
Now that I know what a "distance piece" is, I suspect that that thing that
lives between the inner and outer bearings in a B front end (that I've
always called a barrel) is one.
Denise Thorpe (learning new things every day)