Name That Part: Ultimate Obsession Edition

They have medication for that sort of thing, you know...
They have medication for that sort of thing, you know…

Yesterday, Name That Part was solved in minutes. Clearly, we’ve been too easy on you. Now, granted, p161911 (who I’m firmly convinced is either Borg or a Droid, with such a lovely alphanumeric name) did solve it by finding the site I used, which I personally think is blatantly cheating. In that situation, clearly, the honourable thing to do would be to commit ritualistic suicide. Having said that, I’ve been informed that my views really went out of fashion about a thousand years ago in Japan, so I’ll grudgingly grant p161911 the victory. I refuse, however, to grant a victory to Graverobber for his belief that the Gremlin A/C unit I posted actually belonged to a Ferrari. That’s just madness, and we won’t stand for it.
On to today’s Name That Part!
This is one of those examples that could take you a minute, if your obsession is in just the right spot. It could also take you years, if your Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is appropriately unmedicated. I showed this photo to an appropriately-obsessed friend, and he sorted it out in about a minute.
And, because you solved it so quickly yesterday, I’m not giving you anything more to go off of today. On your marks, get set, GO!
Mystery Part 5

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49 responses to “Name That Part: Ultimate Obsession Edition”

  1. Jeff Glucker Avatar
    Jeff Glucker

    High-end radio system from a 1932 Rolls-Royce…

    1. Deartháir Avatar

      Wait… no. So close, though.

  2. citroen67 Avatar

    Some sort of a four cylinder block…but I am not sure what from…

    1. citroen67 Avatar

      HEAD…I meant head, and I said BLOCK!!! STUPID! My car enthusiast’s license should be suspended for a month for that fuck-up. GOD! Idiot…

  3. ltdscott Avatar

    Oh god dammit, how did I miss the last NTP? That’s a York/Tecumseh compressor. I work for an A/C parts distributor and I friggin had one of them on my desk last week. Could be for a Ford, BMW, Mercedes, Ferrari, etc.
    This one? I’m guessing a Ford modular V8 DOHC head.

    1. ltdscott Avatar

      haha in fact Graverobber linked to my company’s website.

      1. Robert Emslie Avatar
        Robert Emslie

        I gives the props where the props is deserved.

  4. Prawo Jazdy and The Velocity Trumpets Avatar
    Prawo Jazdy and The Velocity Trumpets

    Looks chain driven. 91-98 Saturn I-4 head.
    Is Paul Jones here?

    1. JeepyJayhawk Avatar

      I don’t think he has made the crossing to the darkside.

    2. Dr.Dangerously Avatar

      Looks soo innocent when it is not spewing oil and/or on fire.

    3. acarr260 Avatar

      He’s still hanging out at [redacted]. I have been in Deutschland on business and missed the launch of this place… but I think I’ve found a new home – thanks to a comment over at [redacted] from Dr. Dangerously. Until I saw his link, I was really wondering where everyone went.

      1. Deartháir Avatar

        Aww! Dr. H.F. Danger gave us link-love? Which post, so I can thank him for it?
        Oh, and welcome aboard, and welcome back from Deutschland. Hopefully the Nurburgring treated you well?

  5. SirNotAppearing Avatar

    This is the As Seen On TV brownie pan that makes every piece a corner piece. BOOYAH!

    1. Jeff Glucker Avatar
      Jeff Glucker

      haha… one of those ended up in the kitchen at work last week.
      It took every ounce of strength not to go for one of the remaining brownies.
      (though I did later attack the candy jar of a nearby customer service rep that afternoon)

    2. joshuman Avatar

      There is such a thing? I must find it. The corner pieces are the best.

        1. Dr.Dangerously Avatar

          That pan is full of WIN

        2. Tomsk Avatar

          M is for “Mmmmmm, brownies!”

        3. "Sparky" P Avatar

          Holy crap! There can finally be peace in our household!!

      1. FuzzyPlushroom Avatar

        I’ve never liked ’em as well. Let’s make brownies together.

  6. Velocitre Avatar

    Olds Aurora?

  7. superbadd75, enriched with vitamins and minerals. Avatar
    superbadd75, enriched with vitamins and minerals.

    It looks a whole lot like a cylinder head from a GM 3.5/3.7 5 cylinder, but I am quite certain that it’s not. So, there ya go. I got nothing.

  8. c0de Avatar

    looks like a Nissan e16 to me (guessing ofcourse)
    looks like a smaller engine (maybe 1.6) 4 cylinder 16 valve.

  9. c0de Avatar

    May I propose a new segment, Call it “Name That Fart”. where you ask the readers to name farts of famous racing drivers.

  10. small_e Avatar

    It’s a SOHC cylinder head, but from what, I don’t know.

  11. Deartháir Avatar

    Would it help if I narrowed it down to a European car?

    1. small_e Avatar

      Yes it would. It helped a lot.

    2. small_e Avatar

      Should I spoil the fun?

      1. Alf Avatar

        The use of the word “ultimate” is the kicker.

      2. Deartháir Avatar

        Clearly you’ve got the victory on this one! Assuming you didn’t just find a matching picture, and you know what car it’s from. But give everyone else a bit of time to play, I’ll be giving you the win on tomorrow’s post.
        And thanks for being an awesome sport about it. 😉

      3. c0de Avatar

        BMW M40B16 ?

    3. discontinuuity Avatar

      Does that mean it’s from a Corrado? I don’t remember if you have the VR6 or the G60.

  12. discontinuuity Avatar

    It’s some kind of SOHC cylinder head, probably an I4 or I6 with 4 valves per cylinder. I would guess Minsubishi Starion, but I think those had 2 valves per cylinder.

  13. JeepyJayhawk Avatar

    Ford Fiesta Head.

    1. JeepyJayhawk Avatar

      wait, scratch that is it the head to Graverobber’s Lotus 907 twin-cam in his Jensen?

  14. c0de Avatar

    no no
    how about Porsche 924 engine cylinder head ?

  15. Tim Odell Avatar
    Tim Odell

    My observations: 4 valves/cylinder, 4 cylinders/head aluminum-head OHC.
    It’s got at least 3 cylinders per bank, meaning it could be an I-4, I-6, V-6 through 12.

  16. joshuman Avatar

    Small_e did the hard work. Let’s just say I would love to have one in my driveway. I’m sure the rest of you would as well.

  17. Dahm Avatar

    OK I got it.
    FYI – it’s not SOHC it’s DOHC. The cam-tray bolts on top of this and is not shown.
    I’m thinking this thing 16V beauty sounds MMM-MMM-Good

    1. small_e Avatar

      You are correct. I mistakenly guessed that it was SOHC before I knew what it was from, or realized that you’ll never get a spark plug in or out if it’s buried by the cam.

  18. p161911 Avatar

    I was a little late to this one, busy day at work.
    I’ll have to give an assist to lilwille on yesterday’s answer. He started me on A/C compressor route.
    P161911 is a gun thing. I came up with it years ago when I wanted a personalized, yet anonymous e-mail that could be used on resumes and anything else. If you know what it is, it is cool. If you don’t it is just a seemingly randomly asigned alpha-numeric code. Plus it is always available as a name on websites.

  19. Tomsk Avatar

    BMW S62 cylinder head. Maybe.

  20. engineerd Avatar

    I never win these. Hell, I never know what that part is. OK, this one I knew was a cylinder head. Yesterday’s I knew was some sort of compressor/pump part (I got stuck on power steering pump, and not AC compressor).
    However, it’s fun and informative! So, even though I’m on the verge of having to turn in my car guy card, and possibly my man car with it, I think we should keep doing this.
    Some day, I might recognize something. Like that retaining clip on the rear drum brakes from a 1987 Ford Crown Vic that I forgot to put back in.

    1. superbadd75, enriched with vitamins and minerals. Avatar
      superbadd75, enriched with vitamins and minerals.

      I am right there with you! I just don’t see how some of these guys know “Hey, man, that’s a hog ring clip from a 1962 Buick!”. It’s just so amazing that someone can not only know what it is, but where it’s from. Even cars I know well would be hard for me to identify piece by piece. I love it, and it’s a learning experience.

    2. Alf Avatar

      That’s the beauty of this… the day that the retaining clip from a Crown Vic comes up, you’ll be the one edumacating everyone else.

    3. Blueplate Avatar

      Meantime, I’m waiting for the Muffler bearings and/or Blinker fluid.

  21. Blueplate Avatar

    You must be a fan of Lotus/Colin Chapman: Simplify, and add lightness. Check, and check.

  22. CptSevere Avatar

    Man, am I a Luddite. The only vehicle I remember owning with an overhead cam was a Honda 350. I got no clue what this goes to, never had to mess with anything with overhead cams. I can see it’s DOHC, but that’s all.

  23. inbocadalupo Avatar

    BMW s14 head, great engine. I was going to say M10 but the M10 had fewer valves per cylinder, and I do remember the plugs going in the middle, when last I banged on one.