Originally Posted by arctictraveller
...limited slip that uses clutches and requires non synthetic oil and an additive.
Funny story for you Jeff:
I'm at a friend's garage, Charlie, whom I had known for 20yrs. We are mid-week, afterwork "benchracing" (that's drinking beer and pretending to work on a racecar, I'm sure you're familiar Jeff).
Up walks one of Charlie's neighbors. A character to be sure, nice enough, knows enough about performance cars to be dangerous, but always good for a laugh or two.
"Hey Charlie, that thing got an unlimited slip rear end in it?" pointing to Charlie's and his son's Grand American Modified dirt stock car, up on jack stands. Before Charlie can answer, the neighbor offers up "You know, you have to put whale sperm in the oil to make 'em work"
Charlie, now chuckling, me snorting and splitting beer through my nose
"I think it's Limited Slip
..." more snickering "and it's an additive that they say contains sperm whale oil
I gather it up, and with a straight face I add
"Unless the clutch plates are worn out, then it truly IS unlimited slip
, in which case, some sticky whale sperm couldn't hurt. Problem is getting it, can you imagine? I understand it's only available by the 5 gallon pail"
Now Charlie spits beer through his nose, symbolically points to the open door "Out! get_out!" while laughing hysterically