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2/21/16 11:38am - Original Message: 'Anyone know what this is?'
L-81
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Clovis, NM - USA

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I found it laying under my 81 yesterday as I was walking through my garage.  I've recently removed the entire interior from the car; seats, carpet, console, dash, heater core...everything.  All parts and screws were bagged and labeled, but I don't recall ever seeing this piece before...let alone recalling that I removed it.




Sorry, I don't know how I posted twice....and don't see a delete option...



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2/21/16 2:57pm - Reply: 'Re: Anyone know what this is?'
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Shadows are deceiving. Need better pics. Possibly part of seat/seat belt support. Fell down when interior was removed.

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2/22/16 12:27pm - Reply: 'Re: Anyone know what this is?'
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 I've got no real idea either...need a better view. Is it plastic, or metal? How big is it? Looks like it could possibly be something with the shoulder harness cover in the rear, but it could also be part of the console....hard to tell from that particular pic. Unhappy

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2/23/16 9:09am - Reply: 'Re: Anyone know what this is?'
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Not sure but it looks like the heat shield off the starter

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2/23/16 4:56pm - Reply: 'Re: Anyone know what this is?'
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It's metal, not plastic.  As you can see, it's not very big and had a tab that looks like it's made to clip onto something.


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2/23/16 5:05pm - Reply: 'Re: Anyone know what this is?'
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Another question...Does it have oil or grease on it? Or is that remnants of old paint?

This has got me puzzled and I know just about every inch of my '81. Confused



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2/23/16 9:27pm - Reply: 'Re: Anyone know what this is?'
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How about the guard on the transmission that is on the reverse switch. Keeps stones and other flying material from damaging the switch. Give it a peek.

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2/23/16 9:54pm - Reply: 'Re: Anyone know what this is?'
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Yeesh....I don't have a clue. Best I could guess would be it's something to hold a wire/harness in place somewhere. That slotted part is for a screw to hold it in place. It's a mystery, fer sher!
I wonder if something like that would show up in the AIM?


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2/25/16 8:12am - Reply: 'Re: Anyone know what this is?'
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What is right above where you found it? Was it under  the RF or LF of engine. My guess is a heat shield for spark plug wires and exhaust manifold or starter heat shield.

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2/25/16 10:14pm - Reply: 'Re: Anyone know what this is?'
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Perhaps seeing the larger sized images will help. It looks a LOT different like this!

IMG 1

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2/25/16 4:24pm - Reply: 'Re: Anyone know what this is?'
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I'm wonder if that is one of the little brackets that hold the spark plug wire loom clip to the side of the engine block. 

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2/25/16 5:09pm - Reply: 'Re: Anyone know what this is?'
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I don't recognize that part possibly coming off of an 81. Although I agree it looks like part of a spark plug wire heat shield.

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2/25/16 5:41pm - Reply: 'Re: Anyone know what this is?'
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What happened to IMG #5?

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manchestershark said: What happened to IMG #5?





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2/26/16 7:55am - Reply: 'Re: Anyone know what this is?'
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Approve  No Biggie my pal.  We all make mistakes. You're forgiven. Math was not my best subject either. 

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2/27/16 9:38am - Reply: 'Re: Anyone know what this is?'
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I had the exact same thing happen to me. I posted picture on the facebook site cause I can't seem to ever load on this one.  No one knew where it came from either, its obviously a clip of some kind mine is a little different but looks to be the same size, hoping I come across it in my assembly manual as i put it back together.

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2/27/16 5:09pm - Reply: 'Re: Anyone know what this is?'
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The only parts I touched under the car while taking our the interior, besides the seat bolts, was the parking brake assembly, the shield around the alternator battery cable egress, and the heater core.  Under the hood I removed the hood release and pulled the booster back to get the bracket out from under the dash.
I found the part on the driver's side near the rear wheel...





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2/28/16 10:28pm - Reply: 'Re: Anyone know what this is?'
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That's the part that keeps the car from exploding! Really looks like part of a heat shield. Does it have a rough edge, like it has broken off of something?

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2/29/16 7:15am - Reply: 'Re: Anyone know what this is?'
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I doubt that, if its like the piece I have it is paper thin not heavy enough for any kind of heat shield
It would be awesome if someone figured it out then i would know where my clip came from



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5/2/16 9:19pm - Reply: 'Re: Anyone know what this is?'
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I have a 2006 Cadillac XLR.  I found a part similar to yours laying loose in the engine bay on the passenger side of my XLR, to the rear of the motor and next to the exhaust manifold.  I did a little research and I found that it clips on to a weld joint on the frame where two metal flanges are welded together.  It is supposed to protect a wire harness from rubbing up against the back of the motor and to protect the wire harness from the exhaust manifold.  On my XLR it slides down to the rear center of the car and clips over the two welded metal flanges.  It seems secure, until the next time that it vibrates off.  I have had the XLR 10 years now.  Hope this helps.
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