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5 minutes ago, bernd1151 said:

I like you Americans with your subtleness. In good old Europe this would be a HUUUGE block :D:D

Thanks. Bernd, that's what GM has called it for years, because it actually is a small block aluminum engine compared to the old days of large cast iron blocks.

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1 hour ago, Jack Sawyer said:

Thanks. Bernd, that's what GM has called it for years, because it actually is a small block aluminum engine compared to the old days of large cast iron blocks.

 

Bernd is completely right.....US and EU differ in many ways, but one significant difference are the sizes of almost everything.

I visited US once for work in 2001 (Dallas, TX) and everything was sóóóóóóó huge......(and hot, July 2001)

 

-Fred-

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5 minutes ago, Sundancer said:

 

Bernd is completely right.....US and EU differ in many ways, but one significant difference are the sizes of almost everything.

I visited US once for work in 2001 (Dallas, TX) and everything was sóóóóóóó huge......(and hot, July 2001)

 

-Fred-

Hi Fred, I agree.  And when Martyn was in the States he also discovered this too. ;)

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At first I thought you lot were getting confused.  To us in England a 'block' usually means a building containing flats-apartments to you.  Mind you, I suspect you could contain one of our flats in one of your big cars!!!

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Hello John,

 

it depends on how familiar one is with the workings of an engine.

An engine block is the same thing on both sides of the Atlantic, whether

it is in a car, goods vehicle, ship, factory or indeed anywhere.

 

I think your reference to a "block of flats" generally means just one building,

whereas I understand a block to be any number of buildings arranged into a block.

 

To confuse matters even more, we have the expression

"a walk around the block" which in my world at least, just means a short walk.

There doesn't have to be a block there to walk around.

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1 hour ago, Nick Cooper said:

I think your reference to a "block of flats" generally means just one building,

whereas I understand a block to be any number of buildings arranged into a block.

 

To confuse matters even more, we have the expression

"a walk around the block" which in my world at least, just means a short walk.

There doesn't have to be a block there to walk around.

 

In Dutch a "Huizenblok" (block of flats) indeed can be any number of appartments arranged into a block.

"A walk around the block" therefore can take some time....:lol: (even in the old days...)

 

Cheers Fred

 

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