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OMG.. I'm losing my mind

I am finishing up my 383 build. I got to the point of putting the rockers on and adjusting the valves. I went to turn the crank and it stopped, it hits the pan. So, I removed the pan and ordered up a new one. In the process one of my rocker adjusting nuts dissappeared. I have removed the oil pan, and turned the motor over many revolutions upside down, both sides and right side up. I don't hear anything, see anything with flashlight, and it spins freely. Is there anywhere that you guys can think of that one of these can get lodged?? I would think that with the tight clearances and all the rotations of the crank and complete motor that if it was in there it should have moved or been found by now.... Any ideas??? Or did one of my kids happen to kick it and that's why I can't find it???

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good luck with that... there's tons of places it could get lodged in an engine. If it was me I'd let it sit a few days and see if it turns up (under the bench or something) and if not I'd start tearing down the engine.

Of course, you'll find that you set it on the top shelf of your fridge or something after you have it 2/3 disassembled...
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