I've never ventured this far from the GTA Online subforum. Uncharted territory, this.
Anyway, I assume there are some people here that understand cars. I have a question about an undetermined part, but let me paint the picture first.
I'm writing an old school adventure game. In it, a guy that works at the fictional version of Dodge is in need of a part that is only manufactured by the fictional version of Buick. His motivations are not important.
So, he can't just order a part and it can't be anywhere in the endless shelves of parts in the fictional Dodge workshop. This means that it'll need to be taken off a fictional Buick.
I just don't know what part it would be because I barely understand my bicycle, let alone a car.
The criteria I'm working with here are:
The part must be accessible when the hood of the car is open (opening the hood is part of the puzzle).
The part must be relatively easy to remove (but I have some leeway here).
The part must be portable for a single person (I'm not gonna lift out an entire engine, though it would fit in hammerspace).
So, suppose you were playing this, as a knowledgable automobile enthousiast, what part would not make you jump up and shout: "Whoever made this should be shot!"
I don't want to be shot.
If it matters, the car my character is going to be stealing the part from is a reference to the '83 Buick Regal T-Type/'87 Grand National. Take your pick.
I was thinking about a manifold. Saw some knotty adventuregame looking manifold pipes on google. And that was the only inside-of-car-word I could recall at the time.
Thanks for your time.