Unknown Engine Part

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#1 Unknown Engine Part

Post by gmunro » Thu May 07, 2020 1:44 pm

Hi Gents and Ladies,

Please see below a picture of a chromed part for which I cannot remember its purpose. I strongly suspect it attaches to either the inlet or exhaust manifold! Can anybody help with its identification please - many thanks :helpsign:


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Yours aye,

George
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#2 Re: Unknown Engine Part

Post by Steve1967 » Thu May 07, 2020 3:56 pm

It looks like it might be the dip stick retaining clip that bolts to the rear exhaust manifold studs. Mine is only attached to one of the studs though, it looks like yours goes across two??

Other than that, no idea and Ive handled all the parts on my car!

Good luck

Steve
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#3 Re: Unknown Engine Part

Post by tinworm » Thu May 07, 2020 4:18 pm

Don't think thats E-type - not a 6 cylinder anyway. Looks like a bonnet prop carrier for some other car.

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#4 Re: Unknown Engine Part

Post by rswaffie » Thu May 07, 2020 4:43 pm

That’s not a part I recognise from my S1 rebuild. It’s not the dipstick bracket from a six cylinder, and I’m fairly sure it’s not one of the clips holding the return pipe either.
I think this might be another case of the restoration gremlin striking again. It normally hides/moves the most expensive/hard to get part you carefully stored 6 months previously. This time it’s adding random vehicle Parts into the store!
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#5 Re: Unknown Engine Part

Post by Gfhug » Thu May 07, 2020 5:26 pm

But it’s a nice bright and shiny part so you’ve got to find somewhere for it, somewhere it’ll be seen! :bigrin:
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#6 Re: Unknown Engine Part

Post by ysmalkie » Thu May 07, 2020 6:39 pm

Does it not look close to the right clip?

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some gearbox vent/dipstick holder?


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#7 Re: Unknown Engine Part

Post by gmunro » Fri May 08, 2020 6:18 am

Many thanks for all your responses and the sense of humour :salute:

First of all, the part came off my S1 OTS but many, many months ago. I had written on the ziplock bag what the part was but regretfully, the writing has rubbed off over the time the part was stored while I have been doing the restoration. It isn't the dip-stick clip nor the gearbox breather pipe clip.

It's driving me nuts :banghead: . I have been going through all my old photos hoping to spot the part but so far, no luck :questionmarks:

Anyway, if anybody has a sudden lightbulb moment :policeblue: , please, please let me know.

Cheers. Yours aye,

George
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#8 Re: Unknown Engine Part

Post by rswaffie » Fri May 08, 2020 7:06 am

As it’s for an OTS, then I can only assume it might be from the soft top assembly or the boot, as it does not look like something from a FHC.
Richard

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#9 Re: Unknown Engine Part

Post by Robbiee » Fri May 08, 2020 7:30 am

I agree
If it’s chromed then it’s unlikely to be from the engine bay
It looks like an interior fitting
Never seen that on my FHC
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#10 Re: Unknown Engine Part

Post by Philk » Sat May 09, 2020 4:53 pm

I don't recognise it either from my S1 3.8 OTS (either engine bay or hood assembly). As others have previously posted, it may not have been a correct part fitted prior to your restoration starting.
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#11 Re: Unknown Engine Part

Post by madjack4 » Sun May 10, 2020 11:57 am

Hi are u sure it didnt come back from being chromed and is not yours some poor project may be short of it and chrome company will be saying that they gave them it like they do dont worry it does not look like its of importance

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#12 Re: Unknown Engine Part

Post by gmunro » Tue May 12, 2020 4:45 pm

Thanks Madjack4 but I'm sure it came off the E-Type! I've gone around all the mountings trying to match up the bolt centres but nothing matches. It looks like it held/supported a rubber pipe but hey ho ..... I'll let it pass for now as I have so much more to concentrate on.

Thanks for your help anyway.

Yours aye,

George
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#13 Re: Unknown Engine Part

Post by 440mop » Tue May 12, 2020 11:10 pm

Hi,
could be the hanger bracket for rubber water hose that runs under the intake manifold?
Ref. parts book plate 57 item 47 C.22495
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#14 Re: Unknown Engine Part

Post by splosh » Wed May 13, 2020 12:25 am

It looks like its off a Motorbike possibly.
Possibly given back to you in error by the platers, if you used them.
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#15 Re: Unknown Engine Part

Post by gmunro » Mon May 18, 2020 1:21 pm

John and Clive,

Many thanks for your input and suggestions ...... regretfully neither :banghead:

I'll just keep on building and when I eventually discover what it is, I'll post on here :thankyouyellow:

Yours aye,

George
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