Ultimate Hot Rod Glossary – The F’s (continued)
Flopper: Drag racing slang for a Funny Car.
Four on the Floor: The common term for a four-speed manual transmission with the shifting lever mounted on the floor rather than on the steering column.
Fodor: A name used by Ford for a four-door sedan in the 1930s and 1940s.
Frame-Off Restoration: This is a restoration in which the entire vehicle is completely disassembled and all parts cleaned, rebuilt or replaced as necessary in order to meet the original factory specifications.
Frame-Up Restoration: This type of restoration is not as detailed as a frame-off, but usually involves restoring the paint, chrome, interior and mechanicals without completely dissembling the car.
Frenched: Headlights slightly sunken into fender or to be installed as such (“she frenched the taillights”).
Front Clip: Either the front-end sheet metal or the section of frame in front of the firewall.
Front End: In order to eliminate confusion with the term “front clip”, “front end” refers to the suspension and steering system/components of a vehicle.
Fuel: Most commonly, nitro (or a mixture of nitro and alky); also, the top drag racing class. Broadly, gasoline (petrol).
Fuel System: All components related to providing the appropriate fuel supply to the engine.
Full-Frame: A vehicle design that incorporates a structural frame (separate from the body) that runs the full length of the vehicle.
Full-Race: High-performance flatty cams, suitable only for strip use.