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Rear suspension top nut

PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Thu Sep 03, 2009 2:12 pm

Dear All

Am going to pick up a couple of spares of the above (castle nuts) but by my reckoning they are 0.685" which is near as damn it 11/16" and 16tpi.....Is that cycle thread or unf/unc?

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PostPost by: types26/36 » Thu Sep 03, 2009 2:21 pm

John, I would recheck that as I had a problem a few years ago, I am NOT saying I am correct but a figure of 20tpi seems to stick in my mind.......but I am NOT sure :? :?
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PostPost by: GrUmPyBoDgEr » Thu Sep 03, 2009 2:37 pm

That'll be 11/16"-16 UNF, a bit of a rarety however, may be difficult to find suitable parts.
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Thu Sep 03, 2009 2:43 pm

Thanks both......Just downloaded Zeus and it looks like 11/16 UNF 16tpi castle nuts...anyone want a copy of Zeus just drop me a pm,If I can get the correct nuts anyone interested?

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PostPost by: GrUmPyBoDgEr » Thu Sep 03, 2009 2:47 pm

john.p.clegg wrote:Thanks both......Just downloaded Zeus and it looks like 11/16 UNF 16tpi castle nuts...anyone want a copy of Zeus just drop me a pm,If I can get the correct nuts anyone interested?

John :wink:


Yes please!
I was looking for that myself but found the confirmation I needed elsewhere.
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PostPost by: AussieJohn » Thu Sep 03, 2009 3:16 pm

Bought some nuts from a well known dealer in the NW, after damaging the damper threads I found the internal dia. of the nuts were 9 thou. undersize. ?30 later for a tap and all was well; I rang the dealer who said they had not had any complaints; mabe I should have used a scaffolding pipe on the spanner!!
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PostPost by: GrUmPyBoDgEr » Thu Sep 03, 2009 3:37 pm

AussieJohn wrote:Bought some nuts from a well known dealer in the NW, after damaging the damper threads I found the internal dia. of the nuts were 9 thou. undersize. ?30 later for a tap and all was well; I rang the dealer who said they had not had any complaints; mabe I should have used a scaffolding pipe on the spanner!!


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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Thu Sep 03, 2009 3:40 pm

John

Is that yes please to the Zeus or the nuts?

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PostPost by: GrUmPyBoDgEr » Thu Sep 03, 2009 3:47 pm

john.p.clegg wrote:John

Is that yes please to the Zeus or the nuts?

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Zeus, very please :)
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Thu Sep 03, 2009 4:31 pm

Sorry but looks like Lotuselan.net doesn't lke the size of the file but if you drop me a line at

John dot p dot clegg at btinternet dot com with Zeus in the title I'll return post byou

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PostPost by: 512BB » Sun Sep 06, 2009 11:13 am

Cleggy,

You need to be slightly careful in that i have both Koni and Armstrong rear dampers on my cars and the threads are different on them.

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