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Old 06-24-2015, 10:17 PM   #1
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I found this rivet in my 305 oil pan, does it go somewhere important? I also found a large ty-wrap too. I had to take the pan off since my dist had .75 of play and it broke the plastic piece to the oil pump, note; it makes an erratic valve train noise
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Old 06-25-2015, 09:29 AM   #2
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Re: rivet

The only place I have ever seen a rivet on a Chevy engine is to attach the oil splash shield to the bottom of the intake manifold.
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Old 06-25-2015, 01:17 PM   #3
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Re: rivet

That's exactly where it is from OLD 9. It fell out and worked it's way down one of the return oil drains in the lifter valley. Extremely lucky it didn't get lodged somewhere important. :)

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Re: rivet

WOW.........you guys are good!....and, Sparky, you are LUCKY!
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Old 06-25-2015, 10:40 PM   #5
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Re: rivet

Awesome guys, simply awesome.
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Old 06-26-2015, 12:19 AM   #6
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Re: rivet

so here's the new question. if that pan is loose could it make noises like valves out of adjustment? And does am eldebrock performer have a oil splash shield? I don't remember
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Old 06-26-2015, 01:02 AM   #7
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wow wow wow you guys are on the money, it's a rivet from my old manifold and for the performer manifold I don't see a splash guard on any of the pictures, now I have to work out the valve noises or lifters, thank you guys so much, you're the greatest
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Re: rivet

I'd look very closely for other small parts rolling around in the top end.
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Old 06-26-2015, 03:35 PM   #9
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Re: rivet

No splash shield on the Edelbrock manifolds. There is an off chance that the rivet could have done a little damage to a lifter as it rolled around for who knows how long in the lifter valley. Are the other 3 rivets still in the old manifold?

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Old 06-30-2015, 10:03 PM   #10
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Re: rivet

the other 3 are still in but I can't seem to adjust the lifter noise out, looks like back to taking the intake off. Off the things I found in the pan beside the rivet, there is of course the broken oil pump collar and a 6" tie wrap that looks like it was wrapped around something then cut, this is the first time I had the pan off.
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