A short while ago, we showed up at Then and Now Automotive in Weymouth, Massachusetts and demanded entrance to their fortress of a building which holds untold riches of killer ancient car parts. It didn’t quite work out that way, actually. We politely asked if we could come and take pictures of neat things to torture our readers with. Tom, Mike, and the gang gave us the green light and sooner than they knew it we were walking through the stacks and acting like 5 year old kids. “What’s that? What does that fit? What does that do?” They actually gave us lunch in an effort to stop the endless torrent of questions. Hey, whatever works, right? The great news is that I came away with some fantastic stumpers out of this group and the part you see below is the first!
You know how this works. We show you the part and then the collective brain resources of the BangShift readership comes together to guess what the weird hunk of iron actually is. I am pretty proud of this one because while there is an outside chance someone will nail it, I bet there will be plenty of entertaining guesses. I will offer no clues here. You have not needed any before so you aren’t getting any now.
Just know that there is a whole bunch more from where this came from. Also, we even have some bizarre tools to throw in the mix.
All you have to do is tell us what this is, what it did, and what it was used for/by. Ball is in your court smarty pants(es). Make the magic happen!
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Its a oil pump, from what i have no idea.
It’s an oil pump for a Dodge Bros. “L” head 4 cyl motor.
Not sure about that Dodge Bros guess. Here’s a video of one coming apart and back together. Perhaps i’ve just missed it here…
how about an oil pump off a Jimmy diesel?
Governor drive to old hydramatic
It’s a Teflon coated muffler bearing.
It’s a wobbling shaft, with the wiggling pin still in it.
I would guess an oil pump. From what I don’t know.