Lotus Elan

Thumb nut thread size

PostPost by: prezoom » Sun Jan 18, 2015 5:45 am

Anyone happen to know what the thread size is of the thumb nuts that hold the instruments in place in the dash?
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PostPost by: ericbushby » Sun Jan 18, 2015 10:40 am

Hello Rob,
I believe it is 3BA. I just tapped out an undersize nut to 3BA and it fits snugly.
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PostPost by: prezoom » Sun Jan 18, 2015 6:11 pm

Thanks Eric,
I tried a 2BA with no success. Will order a 3BA tap.
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1954 Nash Healey LeMans Coupe

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