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tinykin
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Nov 29, 2014, 12:41 PM

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At least I think it is a car part. Any idea what the part in the photo is. It was in a box of parts that I believe came from a 1926 Rolls Royce but no guarantees. I think it it is some sort of pulley belt (each link has a tapered or v type cross section) but would like help.Thanks all.


Tom Greenleaf
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Nov 29, 2014, 1:26 PM

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Re: Need help identifying a car part Sign In

Two things make this hard, 1926 as a guess and Rolls Royce (is that a guess too?) make it a guess from me. Looks a lot like a timing chain but cars that old used chains for more than you think too. Rolls no doubt gave up on chair driving wheels even that early and it's too small anyway.


If I get bored I'll look for an exploded view in the search engine "images" sections and see if I can narrow it down. For now that's a timing chain to me. Hey - people were much more apt to hang on to old parts in general for things but probably NOT an original Rolls owner of those days but still might have come along with it over all those many years,


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tinykin
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Nov 29, 2014, 1:40 PM

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The 1926 and the Rolls are family legend and nothing more. This came from my uncle's estate and he was a child of the Depression so anything which may have been of value, could be repurposed or was just neat to a teenager was kept. Our family, at that time, wouldn't have owned a Rolls. We were the on the "just getting by" side of the tracks.


Tom Greenleaf
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Nov 29, 2014, 2:13 PM

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What can I say if you don't need it or have this car at all anymore it's an item of interest to some and scrap metal to another. Only cool thing to some junky for old crap would be that it has a box - hopefully the exact one the new one came in as the pic kinda looks like the old one to me.


I dare say if you wish to part with it you probably would get an assortment of reactions at certain antique shops/dealers or perhaps if you know one a collectible car parts place and get ideas that it's total junk to just a two bit thing of interest.


Side topic to all this is I do or did (too much crap now already) collect neat crap with known ages and history and have tons of shat all around my place. That and it's just my opinion I'd toss out.


Other neat things you can make a lamp or something out of. If you have a ton of assorted such stuff find a person or place to come see all of it if you want to sell it all but YES you should know what things are first and that was my best try,


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Hammer Time
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Nov 29, 2014, 2:27 PM

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It's quite obvious that it's a chain that drives something. I doubt you will ever know exactly what it drives though.



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