We’ve all either done it already or it’s bound to happen soon The scenario unfolds something like this: You’ve just pulled the valve cover off the engine. You’re holding something, maybe the valve cover nuts, in your hand. You’re about to place them somewhere safe, but as you swing your hand around, you hit something, a nut pops out, and you watch in mute horror as, in slow motion, the nut arcs through the air, does a triple back flip, and vanishes down into the engine. You empty your lexicon of blue words into the garage air, and know that the next several hours of your life are going to be a living hell.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2018/11/26/retrieving-nuts-and-bolts-from-engine