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Old 07-01-2022, 07:40 AM   #1
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While changing the carburetor on the 40 I managed to drop a nut down the manifold. This was just when I thought that I should cover the Carb base to prevent this happening. I also thought that I was doing pretty good until I remembered the Doctors comment "You are doing pretty good, For your age." (Almost 75).
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Old 07-01-2022, 08:05 AM   #2
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Yup!! Know that sinking feeling very well. I might try to extract it with a magnet, if it were my lucky day and I was doing pretty good for my age...79!!
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Old 07-01-2022, 09:01 AM   #3
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Will you kids stop complaining! 83 Sept 1
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Old 07-01-2022, 09:34 AM   #4
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Well I'm feeling like a Youngster at 70 ....
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Old 07-01-2022, 10:18 AM   #5
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Ugh. If you have a shop vac, see if you can vacuum it out.
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I agree with the magnet idea. If that is unsuccessful, remove the intake manifold and fish it out of the port. You don't want that nut getting into a cylinder, if that is possible. Little metal pieces make a mess of the top of a piston.

I had an injector tip fall into the intake on a 1990 BMW E-30 when I was changing injectors. I ended up removing the intake and found the little plastic piece laying by the intake valve.

Good luck with your search.
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I wish you kids would stop complaining about your youth. I'm 90.
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I'm 42. Age is only a number. Stay active and keep your mind working.
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Old 07-01-2022, 11:25 AM   #9
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Lawson: I will be 2 yrs behind you in July and I still have my licenses in OH and FL to practice law - I agree, age is only a number and keep moving and thinking,
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Stainless Steel nut , non magnetic. Removed Manifold found nut under No. 6 intake valve spring, removed same, supposed to put it back together today (sat July 1)
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They say age is just a number. Thats bullshit
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While changing the carburetor on the 40 I managed to drop a nut down the manifold. This was just when I thought that I should cover the Carb base to prevent this happening. I also thought that I was doing pretty good until I remembered the Doctors comment "You are doing pretty good, For your age." (Almost 75).
Hi slowforty; I hit 70 last Feb., and then I forgot to duck. 70 hit me back in two places in my back, my left shoulder, and my brain. The brain part might be a blessing, time will tell. Also so far I've been extra careful with my nuts, Craig. PS Smiles to all and have a happy and safe 4th.
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Slowforty, taking the intake off isn't that big of a deal and you easily found the nut, so luck was on your side today! My brother had a saying "It always could have been worse".
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YA know Ryan specifically said he does not want hear us old heads moaning of this plight. BUT,,, for my part I was on track to enjoy a great and active retirement, being very active all my years. Well leukemia and the "cures" has me just glad to be brething. Y
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Lawson: I will be 2 yrs behind you in July and I still have my licenses in OH and FL to practice law - I agree, age is only a number and keep moving and thinking,
You practice Law??? I have, thankfully, fully recovered from that affliction.
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noticed-everybody practices law but does not work at it, I wish I could have practiced engineering for 40 years
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noticed-everybody practices law but does not work at it, I wish I could have practiced engineering for 40 years
Don't overlook Physicians. LOL
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