Found in the Dumpster – Mystery Engine!

Yesterday I drove to the recycling center to throw away pots and pans as well as some cardboard boxes left over from ordering body parts for my Mazda, and in the metal dumpster lay this as-of-yet-unidentified four-cylinder engine.

I don’t know what car it’s come from, except it does look to be about 30-40 years old or so. It doesn’t seem to be very high tech from the angles that I could photograph it. Diving in and taking detail photos wasn’t an option, but I’m adamant these photos will be enough for our commentariat. Make the jump to see more. No, not in the dumpster!

The headgasket left in close proximity may or may not be a red herring. Same goes for the green and red-painted sections on the engine.

Click the photos to see them in larger size.

 

 [Images: Copyright 2012 Hooniverse/Antti Kautonen]

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