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What are these things in 1000 TC engine bay?
« on: February 22, 2006, 12:06:06 AM »
Guy, can you tell me what these things are in your photo of a factory 1000 TC engine bay?

The tank on the left appears to be for the oil blow-by.

The tall thing  on the right must be more than just a filter. What is it?

Thanks,

Jim Oddie

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Re: What are these things in 1000 TC engine bay?
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2006, 10:12:19 PM »
Hi Jim.  The tall item is an oil breather "tower".  It attaches to the block where the mechanical fuel pump noramlly goes.  The alloy fitting at the top has 6 aluminum discs inside.  The purpose of the tower is to help oil vapours condense and drain back into the block.  Abarth made a short tower, and a tall one like in the photo.

The tank as you mentioned, is a "catch tank" to collect oil and vapours that have still not condensed back into liquid.  The fitting on the top is a spin-on filter.  There are two types of these tanks, the metal one for a TC and a plastic one for a TCR.

The 3rd Abarth item that goes with these is the "trident" fitting that hangs from the top of the engine compartment.  One connect to the rocker cover, one to the tower, and one to the tank.  I have seen a larger one, and a smaller one in photos.

You can still get replicas of these from BM.  I recently bought a set of these 3 items on ebay.  The photo you attached also shows some other later Abarth goodies like cooling header tank, and remote oil filter.

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Gil

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Re: What are these things in 1000 TC engine bay?
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2006, 07:26:25 AM »
Thanks, Gil!

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Re: What are these things in 1000 TC engine bay?
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2006, 02:48:38 PM »
The last thing is on the right,do you now what this is ?I think is one off the first car that have this very modern parts that almost nobody will now what it is !!!!!! I hope so and I have still one here.I have not see one more in all my time that I work on abarth.
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Re: What are these things in 1000 TC engine bay?
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2006, 04:23:29 AM »
Is it a pressurized oil reservoir, that pushes oil into the engine before startup or if the oil pressure falls in a corner?

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Re: What are these things in 1000 TC engine bay?
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2006, 11:31:12 AM »
no;in the right higher corner Very modern for his time
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Re: What are these things in 1000 TC engine bay?
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2006, 08:56:36 PM »
Electronic ignition?

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Re: What are these things in 1000 TC engine bay?
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2006, 09:17:43 PM »
almost
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Re: What are these things in 1000 TC engine bay?
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2006, 12:47:02 PM »
Electronic lap counter?

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Re: What are these things in 1000 TC engine bay?
« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2006, 03:29:28 PM »
sorry no
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Re: What are these things in 1000 TC engine bay?
« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2006, 05:10:35 PM »
A rev limiter!!!!!

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Re: What are these things in 1000 TC engine bay?
« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2006, 09:18:15 AM »
sorry no
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Re: What are these things in 1000 TC engine bay?
« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2006, 02:03:20 PM »
Ok, we need your help...

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Re: What are these things in 1000 TC engine bay?
« Reply #13 on: March 05, 2006, 08:06:47 AM »
sorry no

Abarth IMPULS ignition control box? (Difficult to see in photo!)

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Re: What are these things in 1000 TC engine bay?
« Reply #14 on: March 05, 2006, 07:02:45 PM »
diagnosis plug ? data transfer ?