Curbside Classic Clue

Paul Niedermeyer
by Paul Niedermeyer

Last week’s fuel filler door clue for the Blazer was a bust. Everyone piled in on it, right from the start. But I’m going to give the win to CyCarConsulting, because Hank limited the time frame too much by saying it was an early-mid nineties Blazer. OK, this week, we need some different parts to look at, like under the hood. Calling all driveway mechanics; you’ve got the advantage here. Now where’s that can of starting fluid?

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  • Porsche986 Porsche986 on Nov 24, 2009

    Total guess here... Looks like an early version of the GM 2.8L V-6 with a carb... my mom's 1984 Celebrity wagon looked like that with the air-cleaner off. I don't think it is a Renault Alliance... I had one of those, and I believe they were all fuel-injected. My 1.7L OHC was for sure, and I am almost 100% sure the 1.4L OHV was fuel-injected as well.

  • Cnyguy Cnyguy on Nov 24, 2009

    Early to mid 1980's vintage Honda Accord CVCC head.

  • Fiat128 Fiat128 on Nov 24, 2009

    It looks to be FWD (acclerator cable coming out of the firewall) and laid out like a Fiat 128. It also has a water heated intake maifold, which was a 128 innovation. The Volkswagen Rabbit was basically a copy of the 128 mechanically but the carb looks like a Rochester, which I don't think would have been on a Rabbit so my guess is Dodge Omni / Plymouth Horizon (copy of the Rabbit). Whatever it is, I'd say mid 80s based on the wad of vacumn hoses running everywhere.

  • Texlovera Texlovera on Nov 24, 2009

    It's definitely NOT a late 70's GM 3.3 V-6. That makes me wonder if it's a GM V-6 of that era at all. I am also getting a European vibe on this, but I don't know enough about Hondas/Toyotas of that era to rule them out. Hey, is it a non-rotary Mazda??