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post #1 of 5 Old 03-18-2003, 04:30 AM Thread Starter
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Black hole of tools and bolts

Why is it that whenever I drop something while working on the Ferrari, IT NEVER MAKES IT TO THE FLOOR!!!???!!! It invariably gets hung up or caught on some bracket, laying on top of the frame, a cross brace or some shield.

I have been doing pretty good about locating the odd nut or bolt that I drop, but yesterday I dropped a 1/4 inch ignition wrench and it is gone!
I spent over a half hour looking for this wrench. I got greasier looking for the wrench than I did working on the car. I used a drop light, a mirror, looked at every possible angle, I even ran a magnet over the places I couldn't see. It is GONE!

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post #2 of 5 Old 03-18-2003, 05:26 AM
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Sorry about your luck but I have to be honest your post made me laugh and remember a very similar experience I had when I was helping my brother work on his car. We dropped a few bolts and they were caught on a sheet of medal that is under the engine. Took forever to get them. Hope you find it. Keep us posted.
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post #3 of 5 Old 03-18-2003, 08:32 PM
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Ooops. In which general area of the engine did you drop it in? Check even on top of the lower suspension A-arms. The ones on my GT4 have some deep channels and I've dropped some pretty big stuff into them! :roll:
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post #4 of 5 Old 03-27-2003, 01:45 PM
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Now you know what the hole at the end of the wrench handle is for. It's for tying a cord to the wrench and securing the other end to your belt. So now, when the wrench slips out of your hand.............well, you get the picture!
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post #5 of 5 Old 03-28-2003, 07:01 PM
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That's a good idea Barry! :wink:
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