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Talking to the wife last night about the Cougar.
Said, if I get to working on the car this year should I rebuild the engine to stock form or should I Soup It Up.
She says "soup it up".:):ylsup: She is too good to me.

Now all I have to do is find the time and the Cat may be on the road this summer.

Where did the term "souped up" come from.
 

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i think it comes from throwing a bunch of good stuff into a pot and coming out with something MUCH better???
 

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According to my Dad, the hot version of the Hudson and the Buick and even the Ford Flathead (85 hp instead of 60?) was referred to as the "Super". So "supe it up" meant taking the engine out of a Super and putting it in something else.

And your wife really doesn't care about how it runs... she just wants you to be happy: that's a keeper.
 

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Is it souped or suped or either.

Found this on urban dictionary.

<table id="entries"> <tbody><tr><td class="index">
</td> <td class="word"> Souped Up </td> <td class="tools" id="tools_33115">
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</td> <td class="text" colspan="2" id="entry_33115"> A Car that has been modified for racing.

Origin: California 1950's

A Car put together like ingredients in a soup.

was illegal drag racing slang.
now is commonly used buy professional racers.
"I think it's rolling stocks! this needs to be souped up!!".
</td></tr></tbody> </table>
 
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