Do you know your car parts and what car they are too?

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Do you know your car parts and what car they are too?

Post by Martin Keller » Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:45 pm

Here are two photos of the front suspension of a car.
Can you identify the car from the photos.
Right side from the front.
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Left side from the front.
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Hint: This car is still being produced but this one is older.

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Post by olson » Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:54 pm

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Post by marankie » Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:13 am

Yep, High tech Morgan :)

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Post by marankie » Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:13 am

Yep, High tech Morgan :)

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Post by Martin Keller » Wed Mar 27, 2013 9:58 am

Boy you folks are good.

Interesting how well that front suspension works.

Here is a photo of the car that I was looking at.
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It sure is one sweet Morgan.

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Post by Martin Keller » Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:46 pm

OK. Here are a couple of photos of a part that someone might know.
These are not that common even in new cars.
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Post by Larry Kluss » Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:41 am

Early model cup holder?

...or, I'm not sure what it's called, but it's a 1920's aftermarket accessory mounted over a hole in the foot well floor, directly ahead of the driver’s seat, that renders human pit stops unnecessary…

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Post by whitebuffalo » Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:58 am

Larry Kluss wrote: ...or, I'm not sure what it's called, but it's a 1920's aftermarket accessory mounted over a hole in the foot well floor, directly ahead of the driver’s seat, that renders human pit stops unnecessary…
Oh, you mean a floor mounted PortaLoo :D

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Post by Larry Kluss » Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:42 pm

Yes, that's it!

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Post by Martin Keller » Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:49 pm

whitebuffalo wrote:
Larry Kluss wrote: ...or, I'm not sure what it's called, but it's a 1920's aftermarket accessory mounted over a hole in the foot well floor, directly ahead of the driver’s seat, that renders human pit stops unnecessary…
Oh, you mean a floor mounted PortaLoo :D
Good guess but not correct.... :lol: ....

This was something that a lot of drivers used back when this was new.

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Post by kiwimark » Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:45 pm

It seems to be a fancy ashtray. Seen lots but never one like that. 1920's???

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Post by malcolmr18zoy » Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:38 pm

It also looks like a housing for the plug for trailer electrics.
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Post by Martin Keller » Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:18 pm

kiwimark wrote:It seems to be a fancy ashtray. Seen lots but never one like that. 1920's???

Mark
Mark got it it is actually an astray for a TR-2. It goes in place of the rubber plug that is just behind the shifter.
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Post by Martin Keller » Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:20 pm

OK here is another one for all you out there and Steve you should know this one so your eliminated on guessing or helping anyone with it..... :lol: .....
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Post by gorms68 » Sat Mar 30, 2013 4:56 am

Trouble light for pre-war MG. My father-in-law bought one just like that for his 1934 MG PA.
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Post by Martin Keller » Sat Mar 30, 2013 11:21 am

gorms68 wrote:Trouble light for pre-war MG. My father-in-law bought one just like that for his 1934 MG PA.
Well Chris you know your stuff.

Here is a photo of it in the box with the top. New never used except to see if it still works which it dose.
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So who else out there has some interesting car parts or objects that might stump the members of this forum.
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Post by HealeyBN7 » Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:26 am

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Post by Steve » Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:38 am

Wiper motor? No wait, two motor mounts.

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Post by malcolmr18zoy » Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:44 am

Definitely looks like two mounts of some sort, but I can't identify what they're for.
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Post by Martin Keller » Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:47 am

Lotus Europa Trans Mount maybe?

Good one Dean. :thumbs:

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Post by HealeyBN7 » Sun Mar 31, 2013 10:09 pm

Martin. I am impressed. Indeed that is the rear trans mount. Lotus used that mount on all the Renault engined cars. It is an odd double headed monster that slides into a bracket. It is one single mount - not two side by side.

You can see that it is torn. New mounts are available for $180.00. I hate to be a cheapskate, but for that much money it should have a touch screen and at least two moving parts. Might need to fabricate a replacement with removable bushings.

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Post by wellwoodautorestoration » Mon Apr 01, 2013 8:28 am

Dean. Call me as I have a rubber mount rebuilder that is reasonable.
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Post by Steve » Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:37 am

Dave, can he do TC gearbox mounts? They are over $100 for a pair new, and most of it is metal so it would be nice to re-use.

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Post by olson » Mon Apr 01, 2013 3:10 pm

six pack to anyone who can identify this piece. from a very early Plaisanter Avril
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Post by whitebuffalo » Mon Apr 01, 2013 3:50 pm

olson wrote:six pack to anyone who can identify this piece. from a very early Plaisanter Avril
That looks like a 1951 Lucas smoke installer.

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