Yet another mystery part thread

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Yet another mystery part thread

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Post by Yorgle » 13 Aug 2018, 18:34

Found this in a box of misc Cougar/Ford bits. For the life of me I can't recall what it is. It has traces of dark Ford blue paint on it so Its likely an engine part of some sort. Anyone here recognize it?
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Post by hanver » 14 Aug 2018, 03:35

Maybe some sort of distributor holddown clamp?

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Post by BossElim69 » 14 Aug 2018, 04:02

looks like it could be a camshaft thrust plate. don't know what engine it would be from or why the blue paint is on it.
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Post by sfhess » 15 Aug 2018, 10:26

Looks like a camshaft retainer for a SOHC 2.3 4-cylinder. Installs at the back of the head.

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Post by Yorgle » 15 Aug 2018, 10:51

sfhess wrote:
15 Aug 2018, 10:26
Looks like a camshaft retainer for a SOHC 2.3 4-cylinder. Installs at the back of the head.
That makes sense. I owned a 79 Mustang back in my law school days. I guess it can go in the scrap bucket. Thanks.
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BTW, I think electronic ignition is pointless.

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