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Old 08-29-2019, 03:33 PM   #1
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Default Firewall vs Dash?

I was once corrected when calling the "dash" in my Model A a firewall. Apparently the correct term for the metal piece that most people refer to as a firewall was called a dash by Ford Motor Company. I would like to know when Ford stopped calling it a dash and went with the firewall nomenclature.
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Old 08-29-2019, 03:41 PM   #2
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Default Re: Firewall vs Dash?

Another pre war Ford thing: The intake manifold was called a "valve cover."
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Old 08-29-2019, 04:11 PM   #3
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Default Re: Firewall vs Dash?

It was called a dash board years before automobiles. It hoped to keep dirt off the occupants when the horses dashed ahead.
I don't remember the year Ford stopped calling it a firewall but my memory says in the 70's. Firewall was thought to be a scary intimidating term so they stopped using it for the sake of political correctness. Dash board is a common term for what Ford calls the IP(Instrument Board) or IB (Instrument Board).
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