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Robert Emslie April 18, 2014 Mystery Car

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This week was tax week here in the U.S., meaning that many of us were scrambling to get to the post office on Tuesday evening to get our returns postmarked before the deadline. Not me however, I had my tithing completed months ago. If you’re still feeling the pain of the annual act of giving, then maybe this week’s Mystery Car contest will take your mind off of the financial loss. 

Of course, just like the IRS, we have our rules – just not quite so many of them – and so if you want to fill out your 1040MC (for Mystery Car) please remember to put the correct entries on the lines marked make, model, year-range, and likely engine. That way you won’t get a Mystery Car audit hitting you down the road.

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Robert Emslie April 11, 2014 Mystery Car

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On this date in 1888, Henry James Ford married Clara Jane Bryant at her parents’ home in Greenfield Township, Michigan.  Ford and his bride moved to Detroit in 1891, so that he could take a job as an engineer with the Edison Company. Perhaps today won’t be quite as auspicious for you, but should you correctly guess the identity of the above Mystery Car it very well could be.  To make it memorable, be sure to include the make, model, likely engine and year-range when you provide you answer. Now, who wants to offer a toast?

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Robert Emslie April 4, 2014 Mystery Car

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Ah if only today were April 1st, what Mystery Car frivolity we would have. Still, it’s April, and I’m trying to fool you as to the above vehicle’s identity, so it’s close enough for government work. Try not to make a fool of me when you give your answer by including the make, model, year-range, and likely engine. I consider those to all be important, and I’m not fooling.

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Robert Emslie March 28, 2014 Mystery Car

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Today is March 28th and on this date in 1979 a coolant leak in the Three Mile Island nuclear plant’s Number 2 Reactor led to a partial meltdown and one of the biggest scares Central Pennsylvania has ever faced. Hopefully today will pass without such drama, and to keep your mind off all the other turmoil that is going on, we have this week’s Mystery Car challenge. We’re just that big of a pal. You can be a pal and solve the contest by providing the make, model, likely engine, and year range for full credit. And if you can’t figure it out, well, don’t have a melt down.

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Name That Part – OEM-ish Stopper/Clogger Thingy

Kamil Kaluski March 24, 2014 Name That Part

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This part came out of a 2010 Ford Escape V6. This business-owned vehicle spurn a transmission oil leak at around 80,000 miles. The leak from the pan was fixed and the transmission got its first service ever – it’s a work vehicle, lack of proper maintenance is very common. Upon refilling, my mechanic friend noticed that the fluid kept overflowing from the dipstick yube/filler. The dipstick itself kept indicating that the transmission fluid was always low. Upon the removal of the dipstick tube from the transmission case he found this part wedged between the filler tubed and the transmission case. What is it?

Few more pictures after the jump.

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Robert Emslie March 21, 2014 Mystery Car

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Welcome to middle-March and this week’s Mystery Car contest. This time we’re going old school, and you know school has rules. Here that means make, model, likely engine, and year range for the win.

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Robert Emslie March 14, 2014 Mystery Car

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Yay! Today is that unofficial holiday created to give men an alternative to Valentine’s Day. That’s right, it’s Steak and BJ Day. If that weren’t enough to celebrate, it’s also Mystery Car day.

As always, you’ll want to offer up your guesses in the comments below, and remember to include the make, model, likely engine, and year range for full credit. And when the contest is solved, go and get yourself a nice steak.

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Robert Emslie March 7, 2014 Mystery Car

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Welcome to the first Mystery Car of March 2014. Do you feel a little loopy this month? That’s probably due to all the March Madness that will soon be commencing. If you can’t want for that particular contest to start then perhaps today’s will tide you over. As always remember to post your guess in the comments section below, and to include the make, model, likely engine, and year range for a slam dunk.  Oh and hurry up, the Ides are a-waiting.

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Robert Emslie February 28, 2014 Mystery Car

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Yes, today is the last day of February, the year’s shortest month, but that doesn’t mean we can slack off of the things that need doing. One of those is this week’s Mystery Car, and if the last couple of weeks are anything to go by, then we’ll need to encroach on March to get this one solved.

Perhaps not, but what we definitely will need is the make, model, likely engine, and year range for the win. But be quick now, the Ides of March are knocking at the door.

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Robert Emslie February 21, 2014 Mystery Car

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This has been a crazy month what with the weather, the Olympics, and so many awesome Mystery Car contests. Let’s keep the streak alive with today’s Friday frivolity. If you think you know the identity of the above mysteriously mask vehicle, provide your guess in the comments below, and be sure to include the make, model, likely engine, and year range for full credit.

Image source: ©2014 Hooniverse/Robert Emslie, All Rights Reserved.

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