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Old 04-10-2014, 09:48 PM   #76
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Your bolt is most likely laying on top of the steering rack.
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Thanks. I looked all over the steering rack, on top of the leaf spring, all around the cross member, even up on the frame. I just don't know where it went. It just seems like every once in awhile the car gets an appetite for nuts and bolts and something goes wrong and when I try to fix it, the car eats one or two. It also seems to like meat, mostly the meat from my hands because I'm always coming away bleeding with minor cuts and scratches. The funny part is, even with inspection mirrors I can not find some of those nuts and bolts. Who says that cars don't have an appetite?
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Sometimes I get lucky finding dropped lost Nuts & bolts with a Black UV Light.
If the bolt has motor oil or antifreeze on it, when ultra violet hits it will flouresce up Bright Green, Yellow , or Orange.
The black light flashlights are dirt cheap today at the chain parts stores.
On the counter displays. $9.99 or so.
Use a pair of Yellow Target Range or Aviation Pilot glasses.
Filters out Bright white light from your field vision view.
Black lights work best that way.
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I use an extendable magnet with a built in light on a stick. Picked it up at Auto Zone. Works like a charm and is great for seeing inside the fender wells.

As for your hands, Mechanix Gloves!

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I use an extendable magnet with a built in light on a stick. Picked it up at Auto Zone. Works like a charm and is great for seeing inside the fender wells.

As for your hands, Mechanix Gloves!

I will be more impressed when we remove your 4L60E trans Junk.
I will hand it off & pass it to You like a Big Football.
You Lift it over your head He Man US MARINE STYLE.
I will snap a Photo Fast.
Be more impressive than A 12 # lb LS1 Plastic intake.
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I will be more impressed when we remove your 4L60E trans Junk.
I will hand it off & pass it to You like a Big Football.
You Lift it over your head He Man US MARINE STYLE.
I will snap a Photo Fast.
Be more impressive than A 12 # lb LS1 Plastic intake.
Yea, we will both be impressed!
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Yea, we will both be impressed!
I can pick up a 4L60 E with torque converter installed.
Dead lift up to chest high & carry it around.
Turbo 400 & 4L80 E. Also.
The 4L80E is real Heavy though like a Mopar Dana 60 Musclecar rearend or Pontiac 9.3.
I know you can do a 4L60 E.
I will help you lift it over your head with the torque convrter removed.
One for The Corp & all our US Service Men here on DC.
Hold it.
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You're crazy Brian. I think that's the main reason I like you. We would have had a blast in the Corps together. We could have been the Tasmanian Twins.
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I found the bolt. It was laying in the driveway about 30 feet from the car. How it got all the way out there is beyond me.


Again, thanks for your video Junkman. That made the job a lot easier.
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You're welcome. And that bolt rode down the driveway on top of your steering rack. That's where they like to fall and sit when you remove the water pump.
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Thank you for the very detailed report. I was also supposed to drive from Chicago to Ohio, but after an oil change, I was told I have a l water pump leak. Although i might not attempt to do myself, I appreciate the information.

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Thank you for the very detailed report. I was also supposed to drive from Chicago to Ohio, but after an oil change, I was told I have a l water pump leak. Although i might not attempt to do myself, I appreciate the information.

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Why not? It's a very easy repair. Heck, you may be close enough to another member who would help you out for free. I do that all the time because it beats paying the Corvette tax and I hate seeing other Corvette owners being ripped off.

I knew nothing about how to work on a car when I bought my Vette back in 2004 and now I won't hesitate to do just about anything. If you have the tools and the place to work, go for it. With this writeup, the only thing missing is the Barney music.

By the way, welcome to the forum.
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A little trick I used for keeping the pump gaskets in place while you get it in position is to tie them on with dental floss. Just fish it through the bolt holes and tie them in place. You can still get the bolts in and when you do you can cut the floss and pull it back out without a problem.

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Really good suggestion Steve. I'll have to use that trick. Welcome to DC.
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