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235 : What is this thing?!?
#1392733 Fri Jan 15 2021 11:53 AM
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Hi All!!

I'm new here, and working on my first 235. During the process of tearing the engine apart I hear something hit the shop floor. I look down and find the little metal thing pictured in the attached images.
What is it? Where does it go?

Thanks so much in advance for the help!
- Dan
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Re: What is this thing?!?
topsyturvey #1392791 Fri Jan 15 2021 08:35 PM
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Just a guess but could it have come off the foot of the fuel pump


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Re: What is this thing?!?
topsyturvey #1392794 Fri Jan 15 2021 09:00 PM
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What part of the engine were you working on when it fell? That might give you a clue.


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Re: What is this thing?!?
topsyturvey #1392892 Sat Jan 16 2021 04:30 PM
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It appears to be some type of tab for locking something in place. On the backside edge there are remnants of where it pivoted and the male protruding pin would have locked into something indented, somewhere lol.

I'm picturing stamped sheetmetal parts - like a tall oil cap 1/4 turn locking into position, part of a baffle or brace in stamped rocker covers, heat stove pipes, air cleaner base, fan shroud.

It's likey NOT a mechanical part. You will know what it is when you need it and get further along with your cleaning...

Re: What is this thing?!?
canadiantim #1392929 Sat Jan 16 2021 09:38 PM
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Some fuel pumps have that on the fuel pump arm. It has that wear mark on it. I have 1 in my shop right now.


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Re: What is this thing?!?
topsyturvey #1392931 Sat Jan 16 2021 10:00 PM
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That does look like a piece that would be in the crankcase and a wear well lubed wear mark on it.
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Re: What is this thing?!?
topsyturvey #1392991 Sun Jan 17 2021 03:01 AM
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Looks like the bottom of a magazine for a semi-automatic hand gun.

Re: What is this thing?!?
gmc-is-me #1393003 Sun Jan 17 2021 05:02 AM
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Originally Posted by gmc-is-me
Some fuel pumps have that on the fuel pump arm. It has that wear mark on it. I have 1 in my shop right now.


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Re: What is this thing?!?
topsyturvey #1393037 Sun Jan 17 2021 02:25 PM
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Backing Plate for the Door Catch?


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Re: What is this thing?!?
topsyturvey #1393163 Mon Jan 18 2021 02:06 AM
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I have torn down a number of 235s and 216s down to bare bones for rebuilding and have never seen anything close to that part.
Maybe someone was cleaning that part up on a bench mounted wire wheel and slung that part into never-never land.

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