Name That Part: Making It Big Edition

In fairness, we're all just waiting until Hooniverse gets big enough that we can have secretaries...
In fairness, we're all just waiting until Hooniverse gets big enough that we can have secretaries…

In our previous Name That Part, we gave you a part from a bin of bulk parts; unlabeled, undifferentiated, and remarkably affordable! As such, I had to do exactly the same thing as you, in determining what the hell it actually is. As it turns out, Target29 came the closest. It was a power mirror adjuster, but according to Ford, it was for an early 2000’s F150, not a DeLorean as he guessed. Still, that’s close enough for my tastes, so we can lavish praise, women and free booze on him today. Well done!
On to today’s Name That Part!
It appears to be a big day for Hooniverse! In every industry, genre, or form of media, there is some way to tell when you’ve made it big. In the business world, it’s when you get the corner office and the sexy secretary. In the automotive industry, it’s when you either get sold by General Motors, or have Geely try and purchase you. In the music industry, it’s when you get your first blinged-out Navigator, or when you sleep with Mariah Carey. And, of course, in the mercurial world of the Interwebs, it’s when you first get deluged by attempts at spamming your comments.
Sure enough, today has seen a new high-water mark for Hooniverse. I’ve been deleting them as fast as they can come in, but we can safely say that we’ve seen more spam attempts today than we’ve seen in the entire time we’ve been online. You know what that means! We’ve finally hit the bigtime!
What I’m really trying to say is that I’ve been a bit distracted today, but hey, have a picture!
The brown wire's connected to my... wristwatch... uh oh...
The brown wire's connected to my… wristwatch… uh oh…

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  1. engineerd Avatar

    An alternator for a 1960s Rambler. That's my final answer.
    Now, I need to get back to spamming Hooniverse. Wanna increase your penis size? Do you need a flatter stomach? Do you have halitosis? I am selling a wonder drug that takes care of all three!

    1. FЯeeMan Avatar

      I thumbsupped ya', but I'm not really sure if it was for the answer or the spamser…

  2. Jo_Schmo Avatar

    It's an early 90's spambot capacitor.

  3. Deartháir Avatar

    Well yes, but does Braff look good in a miniskirt and cleavage shirt?
    Actually, you know what, don't answer that.

  4. Tim Odell Avatar
    Tim Odell

    Alas, I had an affair with my secretary and now she's knocked up…

    1. Jeff Glucker Avatar
      Jeff Glucker

      I am working on my gut… I'm not pregnant, jerk…

  5. joshuman Avatar

    It isn't a Corrado alternator. I guess that would be too easy. The brown wire makes me think German because it is brown and it has a pretzel shape. The level of crud in the foreground is at least three decades deep. Clearly this car has some extra electrical stuff going on which may or may not involve just getting the headlights to work. That big black grounding cable is nice and newish even if it is the wrong color.

  6. CptSevere Avatar

    Yeah, it's a Delco alternator. The hot wire's black, but whoever put it on there doesn't care because he knows it just goes straight to the battery. I hope there's a fusible link in there. I didn't have one, and one of those diodes visible in the case of the alternator worked itself loose, grounded the stator to the case, and fried almost every inch of wire under the hood of my motorhome. I probably shouldn't name the parts store that that particular alternator came from. Hint: a board game kinda like chess. I've never bought another alternator from them, I'll promise you that.

  7. lilwillie Avatar

    seems pretty close to me.

    1. JeepyJayhawk Avatar

      I'd agree.

  8. Deartháir Avatar

    '69, but well done. From the "Making it Big" 500cid… which should technically make it a 1970 engine, but the owner claims it's a '69. Possibly a '70 model year, made in 1969? Who knows. Or maybe he's just nuts.

  9. Tim Odell Avatar
    Tim Odell

    Ah…mood swings…

  10. Tim Odell Avatar
    Tim Odell

    1) How dare you squelch's contributions to our dialog?
    2) I've already got a secretary…

  11. JeepyJayhawk Avatar

    Anyone else see the brown wire with a cracked and pretzled shortening device in there? I wonder if the rest of the bay looks like spaghetti?