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Fuel pump mounting bolt fell into Bermuda Triangle

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  • N8N
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    I thought I'd posted this earlier... but it didn't show up... anyway just buy a generic 14" round air filter and use the R1 element in it, then use the R1 top over the generic base. Will work fine with an Edelbrock although you may have to trim the base back a little for best airflow. (I am using a '64? 'vette top, same size as R1 on a generic modern base on my car with an R1 element, but it has louvers instead of being smooth.)

    good luck,

    nate

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  • sbca96
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    Nah .. it got a couple scratches on the underside, not even a dent,
    the Avanti has a viscous fan, so it was slowing down, which kinda
    freaked me out more, since it sounded like the ENGINE was slowing!
    The chrome on the air cleaner is toast anyway. I didnt bother to
    rechrome it, since when I change over to the Edelbrock, I would be
    able to use it (unless I swap the AFB top).

    Tom

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  • StudeDave57
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    Well, look at it this way Tom~ at least you didn't set your air cleaner on the ground/floor/whatever, and then RUN IT OVER- as I once did!!! [:0] [B)] [V] [xx(]

    I hope your air cleaner isn't too banged up~~ Mine is now flat!!!



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  • sbca96
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    The only thing I can think of, it that it got kicked somewhere, or I
    might have swept it up with the crud that fell off the car when I got
    the fuel pump off. I put the pump back on tonight, and it fired up
    without any trouble. I must have done it right. No fuel leaks, and
    no oil leaks that I can see. I took the stainless cover off the back
    over the distributor, and noticed that the oil pressure line was has
    been leaking. It was in pretty sorry shape. I "borrowed" the one off
    the R1 I picked up last month, and did a little reshaping to the box
    to clear the hose better. Before you guys freak out, someone already
    had cut the heck out of the stainless box. I cleaned up the edges, &
    added a split rubber hose to the edge to protect the pressure line. I
    decided to clean the carb, so I moved the air cleaner out of the way
    and started cleaning, I must have bumped it, because suddenly there
    was a HORRIBLE racket, and I ran to shut down the engine. I thought at
    the moment that the bolt WAS in the timing cover - OMG! But it was the
    air cleaning hitting the fan. Ha. I scared the crap out of myself.

    Tom

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  • rockne10
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    Front block mount bracket? Lower control arm? Or inside the steering bellcrank crossmember?

    Brad Johnson
    Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
    33 Rockne 10
    51 Commander Starlight
    53 Commander Starlight

    previously: 63 Cruiser, 62 Regal VI, 60 VI convertible, 50 LandCruiser

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  • Scott
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    Try your magnet on the rabbits. If it sticks you know where the bolt went.

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  • sbca96
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    It is really odd. I always start with a clean work area, at least at
    the area I am working, so that if something falls, I can find it. The
    only thing I can think of is that the wife kicked it when she was on
    her way out to take care of the rabbits. Though I searched all around
    where it might have been kicked. I just dont get it.

    I agree with the voodoo curse though, would explain the Camaro getting
    wrecked on monday also.[V]

    Tom

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  • Scott
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    I think someone (to remain nameless) has put a voodoo curse on you.

    If Edgar Cayce was still alive you could call him and he'd tell you where you dropped it. Of course, you might have imagined having it in the first place.

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  • sbca96
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    I checked the socket too ... I know it will eventually show up, right
    after I replace it. During the 6 hours, I got a lot of cleaning done
    on the frame, caked on grease, and found out where my steering slop is
    at (center link) - so it wasnt all wasted. I even used a shiny bolt
    the same size & length and dropped it a few times in the same location
    it fell behind the crossmember twice, ontop of the crossmember 5 times
    and in front twice. Each time it was easy to spot. I really dont see
    any way that it could have got into the timing cover, but it worries
    me some. Yes, I AM obsessing over this. I guess I shouldnt worry too
    much, I have that other R1 incase this one explodes.[V][B)][xx(]

    Tom

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  • 65cruiser
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    JP, you're forever the optimist[8D]

    quote:Originally posted by JDP

    If I spent six hours looking for every bolt that fell into parts unknown, I'd get nothing done. N8 and I just pick them up in the driveway later, or here them drop out as we head up the road. I've even lost a tool or two on occasion or found one lost by a previous owner.
    Of course, you bolt could have bounced off something, fell into the timing cover and will lock up the engine. [}]
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  • JDP
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    If I spent six hours looking for every bolt that fell into parts unknown, I'd get nothing done. N8 and I just pick them up in the driveway later, or here them drop out as we head up the road. I've even lost a tool or two on occasion or found one lost by a previous owner.
    Of course, you bolt could have bounced off something, fell into the timing cover and will lock up the engine. [}]


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  • Dwain G.
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    It's still stuck in the swivel socket you used?


    Dwain G.

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  • stude53
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    I didn't go back and look, but does it show up in any of your pictures?

    If so, it probaby traveled with the pump to a new location.

    [img=left]http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j259/stude53/studesmall2.jpg[/img=left]Bob Feaganes (stude53)
    53 Starliner Hardtop
    Newton Grove, NC

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  • Blue 15G
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    I don't know where your bolt went to but I can assure you of this: As soon as you use another one instead and get the job all done, the missing one will suddenly appear somewhere close by like magic!

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  • sbca96
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    Man .. its GONE. I dont get it, I have never had a bolt disappear
    like this. Even the lock washer is gone. I searched the garage and
    the frame for about 6 hours tonight. I used a magnet on a telescope
    and a screwdriver. I even turned the floorjack over to see if it got
    stuck in there somehow. I checked the floor all around, & also used
    the magnet. This is totally bizarre. I removed the inner bolt first
    and then the outer one, it was the outer that I lost track of. I was
    not able to hold both the fuel pump and the bolt, so I let the bolt
    stay in the fuel pump housing. I had to tilt the pump WAY down to
    get it out of the timing cover and clear the power steering pump. It
    should have just fallen on the floor. Is there ANY WAY that the bolt
    could have ended up inside the timing cover?? Obviously aliens didnt
    take it, but if its in the engine, that would be bad. I dont like to
    have bolts unaccounted for. This is quite unfortunate. I need to
    get the Avanti out of the garage so I can cut the hole in the back of
    the garage so I can get the Firebird into the backyard and remove the
    front suspension to fix the Camaro that my wife wrecked last night.

    Dang my back hurts.

    Tom

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