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Old 10-18-2012, 05:49 PM   #1
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Can someone answer this...

What dimension is it that bolts, nuts, screws, and tools go into when dropped in the top of the engine bay and it doesn't come out the other side?
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It's not another dimension. It is actually gremlins. The tools and parts are really falling all the way through the engine bay but by the time you get under there to look for them the gremlins run out, grab them, and take them back to their hiding place. I have one in my shop the just loves 5/16" wrenches He has taken so many of them over the years that a few years ago I bought 5 of them at one time so I would always have at least one.
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What dimension is it that bolts, nuts, screws, and tools go into when dropped in the top of the engine bay and it doesn't come out the other side?
.....it's called the "NO ZONE", which means no you idiot not
not getting them back...
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Mine has a time warp in it. I can drop some thing today, move the car, and in about a week there it will be right where I droped it...
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It's not another dimension. It is actually gremlins. The tools and parts are really falling all the way through the engine bay but by the time you get under there to look for them the gremlins run out, grab them, and take them back to their hiding place. I have one in my shop the just loves 5/16" wrenches He has taken so many of them over the years that a few years ago I bought 5 of them at one time so I would always have at least one.
My shop has gremlins too. They love funnels, those narrow plastic ones the parts store always has hanging up near the oil. I apparently angered them when I turned my carport into the garage I have now about 8 years ago. They've taken six of them so far. I have a seventh in there now, set up as a trap, but they haven't fallen for it yet, but I'm sure their urges will get the better of them before too long.
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Good question...I do know that mine has a teleporter.

I can "lose" a tool while working at the front of the car and somehow it appears in the passenger seat or behind a rear wheel or something.
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I think its the same dimension where socks go too, all though I have never found a sock in my engine bay It also seems the moment you decide to quit looking for it and dig up a replacement you find it
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It also seems the moment you decide to quit looking for it and dig up a replacement you find it
I wish I was that lucky....I only find "lost" stuff after I BUY a replacement.
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I think its the same dimension where socks go too, all though I have never found a sock in my engine bay It also seems the moment you decide to quit looking for it and dig up a replacement you find it
This is very true, I dropped a bolt from my Buick's water pump into the mystery zone, searched 30 minutes, said screw it I'm off to the hardware store to replace it. Get back with the replacement, start torquing down the bolts, drop the *expletive deleted* socket into the mystery zone. I go fishing with the magnet on a stick, 5 seconds boom missing bolt I did find the socket
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This thread reminds me of when I was in high school in the 60's. I worked in the maintenance department of the private school for my tuition and worked with a master mechanic who taught me everything about vehicles. We overhauled every bus engine, transmission and brake system every summer. He was an old ex-marine, and every time I would drop a tool while working over an engine, he would say, "If you'd been workin' on a seaplane, you wudda just lost a tool." Nearly 50 years later, I think of that every time I drop a tool anywhere.
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Drop tools in the office much, doc?
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My shop has no gremlins or any kind or a time warp problem. My problem is my mind can't remember where I put shit, dropped shit or whether or not I bought the shit.
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I posted something like this a few weeks back. My socket fell, did not come out the other side? It dropped into my headers and was vibrating between the four pipes and collector. It was driving me crazy.

Also from the title of the post "Can someone answer this..." why is it whenever you get out the leaf blower to do your yard work the wind immediately starts to pick up and start blowing all the leafs back at you Might I add there is never any wind before you grab that leaf blower!
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I would like to know if there is any connection with this phenomenon and age or mechanical experience. I don't remember this stuff happening near as much when I think back to my younger less experienced years. But then again maybe I just don't remember...
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... why is it whenever you get out the leaf blower to do your yard work the wind immediately starts to pick up and start blowing all the leafs back at you Might I add there is never any wind before you grab that leaf blower!
Easy fix. Blow the leaves in the same direction that the wind is. Mother Nature is trying to help but she's a dyslexic yard worker.
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