Ultimate Hot Rod Glossary – The L’s
Lakepipes: Side-exit exhaust pipes located under the rocker panels.
Land Yachts: A term referring to oversized luxury vehicles of the late 50s to the early 60s.
Landau: Originally described a limousine that had an open driver’s compartment, front and back seats that face each other and a two-part convertible roof.
Laughing Gas: Slang for nitrous.
Leadsled: A lowered, late-forties car with molded body seams, traditionally done with lead.
Lean: References a fuel/air mixture where the amount of fuel in the mixture is less than the 14.7:1 stoichiometric ratio of air/fuel. Lean mixtures can result in the engine “coughing”, stalling or surging.
Louvers: Vents or slots punched in body panels.
Lowboy: Customized Model A Ford that has been channeled.
Lowered: A vehicle that sits lower than stock height through suspension or frame modifications.
Lowrider: A vehicle that has been lowered by a hydraulic suspension system that can bring the ride height up in order to drive it.
Lunched: Wrecked; caused to be wrecked (“lunched” the transmission).