Post Number: 19
|Posted on Tuesday, 05 January, 2010 - 03:42 pm: |
Hi All,I'm ordering some parts from my friends in the UK and they refer to Rat Trap flexi hoses part of the braking system.Can someone tell me what is the Rat Trap is it the Master cylinder/Distribution valve that sits under neath the car on the drivers side (RHD model).
Post Number: 513
|Posted on Tuesday, 05 January, 2010 - 07:47 pm: |
A legacy name
I could never decide where the name came from, whether it was because of the size and shape of the box, the look of gubbings inside, or the fact that when you dropped ANYTHING in the engine bay near the handbrake pulleys - it would scurry down the hole there and end up trapped down the bottom. (which then entailed undoing 20 plus screws to retrieve it - The rat trap is still a source of tools, spark plugs, nuts and bolts (&rattles) etc. when you take them off! lol)
Never did think to ask my old man that one!
Post Number: 20
|Posted on Tuesday, 05 January, 2010 - 08:09 pm: |
Hi Paul,Thanks mate for the info I thought I was right the english language and its euphanisms are quite ridiculus (gee my spelling needs some attention used to be top of the class 60 years ago).Happy New Year