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12-20-2009, 10:10 PM
[b]From: http://acronyms.thefreedictionary.com/STP
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Acronym Definition
STP S'il Te Plaît (French: Please, informal)
STP Standard Temperature & Pressure
STP Scientifically Treated Petroleum (oil treatment)
STP Sewage Treatment Plant
STP Straight Through Processing
STP Spanning Tree Protocol
STP Sao Tomé and Principe (island nation on the coast of Equatorial Guinea; ISO Country code)
STP Stone Temple Pilots (band)
STP Shielded Twisted Pair
STP Surface Transportation Program
STP South Texas Project (electric generating station)
STP Signaling Transfer Point
STP Signal Transfer Point
STP Solar Terrestrial Physics
STP Software Through Pictures
STP Software Technology Park
STP Space Test Program
STP Solar Terrestrial Probes
STP Save the Planet
STP Science and Technology Policy
STP Stoop (building code)
STP Software Test Plan
STP Supervisory Training Program
STP Swords to Plowshares
STP Sodium Tripolyphosphate
STP Straight Through Process
STP Segmentation, Targeting and Positioning
STP Serial Ata Tunneling Protocol (SAS)
STP Saint Paul Minnesota
STP Site Treatment Plan
STP Secrétariat Technique Permanent
STP Satellite Ticket Printer
STP System Test Plan
STP Stephen Travis Pope
STP Scheduled Transfer Protocol
STP Science Training Programs
STP Sticky Toffee Pudding (dessert)
STP Satellite Transport Protocol
STP Society of Toxicologic Pathologists
STP Saint Petersburg, Florida
STP Short-Term Program
STP Short Term Project
STP Show the Plan
STP Serenity Tranquility Peace (designer drug)
STP Simple Temporal Problem
STP Standard Test Procedure
STP Stand-to-Pee (urinary aid)
STP Secure Transfer Protocol
STP Shovel Test Pit (archaeology)
STP Shock Trauma Platoon (US Marine Corps medical unit)
STP Superintendência de Transporte Público (Brasil)
STP Space Test Payload
STP Service Transfer Point
STP Secret Tweaker Pad (song)
STP Selective Tape Print
STP Scientific Technology Panel (Integrated Ocean Drilling Program)
STP System Training Plan
STP St Paul, MN, USA - Downtown Airport (Airport Code)
STP Sosyalist Türkiye Partisi (Party for Socialist Turkey)
STP Studebaker Packard Corporation
STP System Test Procedure
STP Software Test Procedures
STP Soft Tail Pro (Trek Bicycle Corporation)
STP Situation, Target, Proposal (used to identify a problem, the ideal state, and solution)
STP Sales Tax Payable
STP Same Time Post (message boards)
STP Security Test Plan
STP Soldiers Training Publication
STP Systems Technology Program
STP Speed Test Pro (software)
STP Supplemental Transportation Program
STP Stowarzyszenie Tlumaczy Polskich (Association of Polish Translators and Interpreters)
STP Service Traffic Position
STP Set of Transmission Parameters
STP Sooner Than Possible
STP Space Transit Planetarium
STP security technical procedure (US DoD)
STP Services Transaction Program (IBM)
STP Service Test Point
STP Stop Teenage Pregnancy
STP State Touring Program (Florida)
STP Show The Pride
STP Standard Technical Paper
STP Soggy Toilet Paper
STP Sprint Transformation Project
STP Standard Term Proposal
STP SGML Target Registry
STP Send Tell Please (online gaming)
STP Section Termination Point (Alcatel)
STP Servicewide Transition Policy
STP Storage and Transfer Processor
STP Sanctae Theolgiae Professor (Professor of Theology)
STP Seattle to Portland 200-Mile Bicycle Ride
STP Student Teacher Poet
STP Speed, Temperature, Pressure
STP Seasoning Training Program
STP Scientific and Technical Packages (NATO)
STP Specialized Training Package
STP Sink Termination Point
STP Short-Tailed Python (snake)
STP Spent Target Pool
STP Speakers Training Program
STP Station Terminal Processor (AN/FSC-78B SATCOM terminal)
STP Sub-surface Test Pits
STP Studebaker Technical Products (automobiles)
STP Section Top Page

12-20-2009, 10:16 PM
OK Jeff, Google is NO LONGER your friend![:o)]

Robert (Bob) Andrews- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys)
Parish, central NY 13131

12-20-2009, 10:20 PM
STP= "Short-tailed Python"? Now I know that you're messing with us. Pythons are ALL tail!

1950 Champion 4 Dr.
Holdrege NE

dean pearson
12-20-2009, 10:27 PM
When I was a kid my Dad said :

STP= Sticky Toilet Paper.


12-20-2009, 10:31 PM
Seemingly Twisted Profligate[:o)]

12-20-2009, 10:33 PM
OK, I'll take some STP: Scientifically Treated Petroleum (oil treatment) with some Sticky Toffee Pudding on top please!

You can omit the Soggy Toilet Paper though!

But I know the "Studebaker Technical Products" (automobiles) is wrong, and also the "Studebaker Packard Corp." ! [:0] Wherever they get this stuff, they are full of it! :(


12-20-2009, 10:33 PM
Stupid Topic Point

12-20-2009, 10:34 PM
Studebaker Transtar Pickup :)

Lark ala mode
In the middle of Minnesota

Da Tinman
12-20-2009, 10:47 PM
supercharger termination probable?



12-20-2009, 10:49 PM
Studebaker tested petrol?[:o)]

Chris Dresbach

JGK 940
12-20-2009, 11:03 PM
"Studebaker Tickled Pink," according to the example in the ad from '63 or so (seems we just had this thread, or a variation on it, but my search finger's busted again)...

Keoni Dibelka / HiloFoto
In Hawai'i; on Hawai'i; on the Windward Side
If da salt air never chew 'em up bumbye da lava will...

Dwain G.
12-20-2009, 11:09 PM
Stop Teenage Pregnancies
Super Tiger Pssss


12-20-2009, 11:57 PM
So arw we just listing the wrong answers for the company name "Scientifically Tested Products"

Often in error, never in doubt
____1966 Avanti II RQA 0088_______________1963 Avanti R2 63R3152____________Rabid Snail Racing

Da Tinman
12-21-2009, 12:02 AM
sorta,, was told long time ago on a supercharged stude that using stp meant suprcharger termination probable .



12-21-2009, 12:04 AM
I think the Scientifically Treated Petroleum corporation should have named themselves Super Thick Oil Products. It gives a better description of what the product is, but I suppose 'STOP' is not a good term to associate with engine longevity....

[b]Lark ala mode
In the middle of Minnesota

12-21-2009, 12:05 AM
quote:Originally posted by Milaca

STP = Studebaker Transtar Pickup

My personal favorite!;)

'57 Transtar Deluxe
Vancouver Island Chapter
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12-21-2009, 04:21 AM
Stupid Trivia Post.[B)]

(read it backwards)

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Nothing is politically right which is morally wrong. -A. Lincoln

12-21-2009, 05:40 AM
Studebaker Turbo Punch

If it wasn't for the last minute i'd never get anything done.

12-21-2009, 09:30 AM
"Stop Typing Please." signed,...your fingers.[:o)] :D

especially the pinky finger [:o)] hitting the return key.;)

130 weeks till completion.

12-21-2009, 09:33 AM
Got told as a teenager it stood for Studebaker Top Power by a Golden Hawk owner.I believed him because of the Granatelli connection.Those sneaky Stude owners....[}:)]
Same person had a 59 Silver Hawk with "352" engine.At least it looked big enough to be a 352;)


12-21-2009, 09:40 AM
There you go..Stop Torturing Packard owners. :D

12-21-2009, 10:00 AM
quote:Originally posted by barnlark

There you go..Stop Torturing Packard owners. :D

Good one!

12-21-2009, 02:37 PM
quote:Originally posted by jlmccuan

So arw we just listing the wrong answers for the company name "Scientifically Tested Products"

Often in error, never in doubt

STP was scientifically treated petroleum. It was later called scientifically tested products when the product line expanded.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

SDC member since 1968
Studebaker enthusiast much longer

12-21-2009, 02:44 PM
Stop Teasing Patty.
My folks used that a lot when we kids were growing up.

12-21-2009, 04:00 PM
Here in West Virginia years ago, it was commonly refered to as "STOP THOSE PISTONS". Never did ask why. Never used it.

Lost in the 50's

12-21-2009, 04:02 PM
You don't remember the one that was floating around about three years ago? To determine the viscosity of the product the German chemists suppposedly placed a certain sized screwdriver into a glass beaker of the stuff and timed the decent of said screwdiver to bottom of beaker.

That created the name Screwdriver Test Proceedure, which when translated into German sounded very important.


12-21-2009, 04:18 PM
That is precisely correct.:D My Dad was a distributor for STP in Western NC in the 1960's. Must have sold a million cans. All the kids at school used to beg me to bring them the big STP decals. The STP co. reps called it either "scientifically treated petroleum" OR "scientifically tested product." There was also a great TV commercial from the 60's with the late Rocky Marciano and Andy Granatelli where Andy challenged the Rock to hold a screwdriver blade covered in STP between his finger and thumb. No one can do it. The stuff is too slick! I also balked when Dad told me they bought STP directly from the Studebaker Corp in the early 60's. Then he went to the old files and pulled an invoice from 1963 that clearly read: "STP - a division of the Studebaker Corp." I think the stuff sold for $0.79 a can back then and was cheaper by the case to auto dealers and service station operators. [8D]

quote:Originally posted by studegary

quote:Originally posted by jlmccuan

So arw we just listing the wrong answers for the company name "Scientifically Tested Products"

Often in error, never in doubt

STP was scientifically treated petroleum. It was later called scientifically tested products when the product line expanded.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

SDC member since 1968
Studebaker enthusiast much longer

'63 Avanti
'66 Commander

12-21-2009, 07:33 PM
Here's a link from STP with their history ...


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<div align="left">'63 Avanti, R1, Auto, AC, PW (under restoration)</div id="left">

12-21-2009, 09:28 PM
Studebaker Total Performance :D



Chicken Hawk
12-22-2009, 01:08 PM
Stick To Pistons

quote:Originally posted by studegary

Also, STP s NOT an "acronym" (sic).

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

SDC member since 1968
Studebaker enthusiast much longer

12-22-2009, 01:21 PM
quote:Originally posted by DEEPNHOCK

[b]From: http://acronyms.thefreedictionary.com/STP
(You can add new ones too)

Acronym Definition

STP is NOT an acronym.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

SDC member since 1968
Studebaker enthusiast much longer

12-22-2009, 05:03 PM
Well, write to them!

quote:Originally posted by studegary
STP is NOT an acronym.