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Engine
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Motor
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Engine unless it has a blower then its a blower motor
17
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Motor until it breaks then its a blown engine not to be confused w/a blower motor
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Old 05-11-2003, 09:15 PM
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I most frequently refer to them as "The Motors". Besides, if its good enough for General Motors, and The Ford Motor Company its good enough for me.
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Old 05-11-2003, 09:33 PM
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Starter motor - definitly not a starter engine
Wiper motor - definitly not a wiper engine

Hmmmm Motor or Engine powering a boat?
How about powertrain that covers both right?
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I call it a

POWER PLANT
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Old 05-12-2003, 01:02 PM
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Old 05-12-2003, 01:27 PM
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In our business, we also deal
with hydraulic motors ( hydrostatic)

My definitions: Motor, powered by an
outside energy soure, ( electric, hydraulic,
pneumatic, etc ) that converts it to a
mechanical output.

Engine: Takes fuel sources, and converts
them to a mechanical output, or in the case
of a jet, or rocket, thrust.

my .02
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Old 05-12-2003, 06:44 PM
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I remember reading a letter in Hot Rod Mag, sometime around 1984. A reader had written them a long long letter castigating them for always refering to those V-8s as "motors". He included many of the definitions that are spoken of here. Letter was about 6 paragraphs.

Hot rods 1 sentence response:
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When Cale Yarborough stops saying he blew a motor, so will we....
I thought that was pretty damn funny.

And i have NO idea why i still remember it
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Old 05-12-2003, 11:17 PM
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That's a classic......!!

I call 'em motors......usually
 
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Old 05-18-2003, 08:49 PM
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But why is an outboard refered to as an outboard motor? no one ever says outboard engine.
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Old 05-18-2003, 10:32 PM
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internal combustion engine.....

electric motor.....

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Old 05-19-2003, 01:45 PM
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i call them engines.
 
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