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1935Hillman



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 2:53 pm    Post subject: dashboard gauge securing nuts Reply with quote

I am replacing an aluminium dashboard and have found that the gauges have previously been secured with home made brackets rather than using the standard bracket and securing nut. I am very happy to make some new brackets but will need to know what thread the little bars are that protrude from the rear. They are about M4 but are not course metric. They are also different on two gauges, on being slightly larger than the other. Are they likely to be 5/32" or 11/64" ?
As usual, any ideas gratefully received
Tim
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ukdave2002



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Smiths / Jaeger gauges have 3BA threads (about 4.1mm) ; lots of old UK electrical stuff use BA threads.

Dave
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1935Hillman



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brilliant Dave, thanks
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1935Hillman wrote:
Brilliant Dave, thanks


Got a bag full of the knurled nuts, PM me if you need some.

Dave
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1935Hillman



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dave,

That's kind but I'll order some and then will have some for stock for the future.

Thanks for your help again though,

Tim
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1935Hillman



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All done now. Will post a picture when she is all decent again.
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