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Old head bolts

PostPost by: Andrewelan » Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:53 am

Morning all.

Does anyone in the Lincs/Notts area of UK have a couple of old head bolts I can beg/borrow steal/buy as guides for refitting my twin-cam head?

Many thanks
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PostPost by: 2cams70 » Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:23 am

10mm nylon rod with threads cut is much better than old head bolts. No risk of scraching the head face with nylon rod. You can buy it from Ebay.

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Acetal-Rod- ... 2749.l2649
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PostPost by: Andrewelan » Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:31 am

Thanks. Do you happen to know the thread detail for the die nut I would have to also buy?
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PostPost by: 2cams70 » Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:42 am

7/16 UNC
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PostPost by: Andrewelan » Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:06 pm

Thanks
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PostPost by: RichardHawkins » Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:05 pm

Andrew,

I am pretty sure I have some old head bolts, but I need to check I have not binned them. I live in the north east corner of the county just south of Grimsby. Please let me know if you still want them, and I will organise a search!

Hope this helps,

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PostPost by: Andrewelan » Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:57 pm

Thanks Richard. There may be some very close by with Thornts of this parish failing that I will take up your kind offer and discuss the next stage in the plan
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PostPost by: alan.barker » Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:43 am

A Die Nut is only for cleaning a Thread not for cutting a new Thread :wink: :wink:
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PostPost by: Andrewelan » Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:01 am

I withdraw the word nut !
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PostPost by: alan.barker » Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:13 am

Hi Andrew,
Sorry i didn't want you to make a mistake when ordering the Die.
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PostPost by: Andrewelan » Sat Jun 27, 2020 12:36 pm

No worries. We’re all nuts here! Cheers
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PostPost by: vincereynard » Sat Jun 27, 2020 12:38 pm

I just bought a length of 7/16 UNC threaded rod (Ebay) and covered the exposed length (I.E. not in the block) with masking tape. Worked fine.
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PostPost by: Andrewelan » Sat Jun 27, 2020 1:13 pm

Nice idea. No die-ing required!
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PostPost by: vincereynard » Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:07 pm

Correction - not masking tape, I used plumbing PTFE tape.

I doubt it mattered. Masking, PTFE, Elec. insulation tape or none.
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PostPost by: alan.barker » Sat Jun 27, 2020 3:01 pm

When i was stuck once i used 2 Bamboo Canes with masking Tape.
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