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Old 06-30-2010, 07:49 PM
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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 size of it, 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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If you had the valve cover on the whole time, it's still in that area. If the covers were off, it could have fallen and rolled under the table/chair/car/toolbox/etc.

P.S. I think your title is wrong. It should be "OMG...I lost one of my nuts!!"
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"I lost one of my nuts"<< title correction

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If you had the valve cover on the whole time, it's still in that area. If the covers were off, it could have fallen and rolled under the table/chair/car/toolbox/etc.

P.S. I think your title is wrong. It should be "OMG...I lost one of my nuts!!"

Killer!///////////Ten points A1.
Go borrow a roofers Magnet. You'll sleep better...

Y'all vote in the torque or re-torque poll?
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No, the valve covers were off. It's either kicked somewhere or inside the engine. I spent no joke over 5 hours today looking for this dam thing. I pulled nearly everything out of the garage, swept and it's gone.. I have no problem with buying them, I just don't want to finish assembling, fire itup and it come loose...

Do you guys think it can get lodged in there somewhere? If so, where??
It's not in cylinders, not underside of pistons, not inside timing cover..
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Killer!///////////Ten points A1.
Go borrow a roofers Magnet. You'll sleep better...

Y'all vote in the torque or re-torque poll?
I did use a magnet in any places that I think it could fit and that I could fit the magnet in and nothing....
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Seriously though, if there were no valve covers on, and no intake manifold, I'd check to see if a nut could fit down in the oil passages. Also check in the intake ports with a magnet. It also could have fallen into the water jacket area of the heads (if there were no intake manifold on). If you rolled the engine over while looking for it, and there's nothing rolling around in there (and spun the crank as well, and there's no binding/clunking)...it's safe to say it's not in there.
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exersize your rights as Americans vote in the torque poll

Re-torque poll link.


Re-Torque Poll

Now I'm voting for stuck in the socket he was using

Last edited by Duntov; 06-30-2010 at 08:41 PM. Reason: look in the cuff of your pants.
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Stuck to the oil pan magnet? [/QUOTE]


I wish it were that easy...
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I wish it were that easy...
If you were using a socket on the nuts, look up inside that socket, or in the toolbox where it was put.
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Been there, looked there..

Do you think it can be lodged anywhere? Those are some pretty big nuts with the allen jam nut in the center. It's gotta be 1.5" long.
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Did you check the kid's pockets? They like shiny things!
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If the intake's off, it could wedge in the intake port against the guide/valve stem.
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Yea the intake is off but it's not in there. I got 200cc runners I can see all the way in there.
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Lost nut!

Need to get a neighbor or otherwise unbias person. The kid who cuts your grass. Bring him over and show him a nut exactly like it. Tell him it's in the motor somewhere but you just can't see it. Did you sweep anything out the door into the driveway where it could've gotton into the grass? A roofers magnet in the grass maybe?

I guess you dumped out the trash can.. I don't know. Good thread actually... Let us know when it's found.. duntov
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Don't take any offense but are you sure you had all the nuts before you started?
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