This morning while looking through some of the stuff that's followed me home from auctions, I came across this remarkable artifact.
I don't recall ever seeing this combination of parts before.
The slits on the cap are brazed to keep it on the pipe.
Can anybody explain what this is for?
"Can anybody explain what this is for?"
It's for discussion! And not much else I think...
Sure it is a fubar
Somebody was having issues with losing their oil caps, so they plugged one onto the end of a larger part to make it easier to see and harder to lose.
The hot air pipe just happened to be handy...
I kind of suspect someone who didnčt know what they were looking at found two pieces that fit together in a pile of parts.
One would imagine the shape of dinosaurs was come up with in much the same way but on a grander scale. This kind of begs the question of what would happen if you had each individual part of a Model T buried separately but in the same area then asked someone who had no idea what it was to put it together.
You an hang that on the wall right next to the Jackalope
It's a heat diffuser for the exhaust manifold. Makes your floorboards cooler. Trust me I'm an engineer.
It is an original Ford sonic distracantabulator fibulator. it works by holding up to your left ear, while gently tapping the top of your head with a ball peen hammer. Some users have been known to rub their belly in a circular motion while utilizing. One should be lubed up with a good whiskey prior to using.
Not sure what it is but it's a good one, and left handed at that.
It's a stove pipe cap. =I;0)
To confuse a lady as to where to add oil.
Actually your part is a mis-match of the wrong assembly.
The correct #4582 Carb hot air pipe should have the #4584X screen for making the complete assembly.
4582 with screen assembly.
Close up of correct screen assembly.
Many people think the screen assembly can be interchanged with the #3068 Oil Cap.
But as your find shows, that is incorrect.
It is an ear trumpet with a last message save cap installed. The little lever is the volume control.
You've almost got me believing you!