Name That Part- Eng & Chang Edition

Marvin Gaye once sang One can stand alone in the dark, Two can make the light shine through- It takes two, baby, It takes two, baby, Me and you, just takes two. And no pair of siblings exemplified that devotion to another better than Chang and Eng, the conjoined twins. Between them (literally it appears) they fathered numerous children and ruled the roost of not one, but two bustling households. Of course, they had the benefit of that old saying two heads are better than one.

While their intractable closeness may have had its downside, it’s undeniable that they probably killed at double’s tennis, and cleaned up on every two-for-one sale in town. While they didn’t share any vital organs, and  had they been born in a more modern era, they would have been separated at an early age, their unique condition provided the brothers with a ready income stream as objects of interest at freak shows and as evidence to miscreant children of what would happen if they didn’t eat their vegetables. The gentlemen Bunker may have seen their condition as just a small hurdle to overcome, but so entwined had they become over the years that when Chang died of pneumonia, Eng refused to be freed from the corpse, and died only hours later of blood poisoning.

What does that have to do with today’s Name That Part?  Well, I’m sure it’s all relatable, although damned if I know how by now. Behold below another pair- and a pair that I can tell you does go together like peas and carrots, like Forrest and Jenny (why don’t girls like the name Jenny anymore?) or like me and a Ford RS200.

That said, they do look a bit forlorn, like they have been separated from someone, or something. Can you divine their purpose, and rightfully describe either their function or their origin?

Image source: [distusaispourquoi]

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25 responses to “Name That Part- Eng & Chang Edition”

  1. dmdukejr Avatar

    If the bottom part pivoted, those would make some badass cufflinks.

  2. SeanKHotay Avatar

    Spotlight or headlight adjustment handles for a pre-war car?

  3. Jo_Schmo Avatar

    Those are a pair of 12 volt chick magnets. One is the positive and the other, the negative. And trust me on this, always make sure you have both!

  4. Black Steelies Avatar

    look almost like chrysler gunsight tail lamps

  5. LTDScott Avatar

    Dude, that looks like a pretty sweet pipe.

  6. BrianTheHoon Avatar

    My best SWAG is "wind wing latch handles from something old." I have no idea which manufacturer or how they would be related to Eng and Chang other than the fact that there are two. I guess it would be helpful to have a ruler in the photo to show scale.

  7. Charles_Barrett Avatar

    A right-angle, chrome-handled butt plug.
    But then why would you need a pair…?

    1. Jeff Glucker Avatar
      Jeff Glucker


    2. Alff Avatar

      Overuse? (of aperture, not plug)

    3. FuzzyPlushroom Avatar

      Well, is Randy just as enthusiastic about them as you seem to be?

  8. Alff Avatar

    Saftey latches for the convertible on a vintage MG drophead.

  9. Joe Btfsplk Avatar
    Joe Btfsplk

    They are a matched pair of dueling fart whistles. Very, very rare.

  10. Tanshanomi Avatar

    Fake nipples to put inside your car bra.

  11. bill Avatar

    its the amberlamps?

  12. Vita Eayrs Avatar

    Too good dude! I enjoyed!!

  13. P161911 Avatar

    Hat racks for your top hat when riding around in your Dusenberg.

  14. skitter Avatar

    Reservoirs for suspension hydropneumatique?

  15. Fej Avatar

    oooooooohhhhh…. so thats whats under the green paint

  16. Jeff Glucker Avatar
    Jeff Glucker

    The rear tail lamps of a 1976 Pee Wee Herman Model Big Adventure bicycle?

    1. muthalovin Avatar

      made into cufflinks! Bingo!

  17. mdharrell Avatar

    These look like surprisingly elegant fuel filters.

  18. nofrillls Avatar

    I'm going to go with some sort of art-deco washer nozzles.

  19. Jo_Schmo Avatar

    I think these might actually be blinker fluid reservoirs from the early 50's.

  20. Black Steelies Avatar

    So uhh, Graverobber…. what are they?!

  21. JeepyJayhawk Avatar

    Vent window knobs, off what I have no idea.