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UKdave2002
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 12:30 pm    Post subject: Brake Lining Rivets Reply with quote

Hi all

Does anyone know of a supplier for brake / clutch lining rivets? pref UK based. I have a large coil of brake lining material but no rivets!, have tried a number of model engineering suppliers they only seem to stock solid copper / brass rivets, I need semi hollow. Have also tried Crewe engineering Supplies, to no avail.

Cheers Dave
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Uncle Joe
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 1:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

UK, I've got bucketfulls of the things here. But I would need to know the correct size to make sure that I have the correct ones.

Otherwise, if they are still around, try Ariel Fasteners Ltd. in Leicester.

Shouldn't your rivets be brass?
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UKdave2002
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi UJ

They need to be 0.15" diameter 0.37" total length and semi hollow. I have enough to do 1 pair of shoes (8 per shoe) so need another 32.

As you can see from the picture these are copper, but I have had both copper and brass supplied with shoes before.

Dave
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Uncle Joe
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

UK, do you know the length excluding the head, and also the head diameter?

I think that the rivets should be 9/64, but they have a dia. of 0.14"

Did you try Ariel? They are still operating. Otherwise, try an aircraft parts supplier, (for Cessnas or something, not 747's!) Laughing

UJ.
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buzzy bee
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi

Not sure but I used to use them on agricultural stuff, and I think we got them from BML (Bearing Man Limited), I am pretty sure ther is one in shrewsbury! If they don't have them I am not sure who else to try!

I am having a simmilar problem with buying imperial castleated nuts, any ideas?

Cheers

Dave
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UKdave2002
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dave

I use a firm called Namrick for all new nuts and bolts

http://www.namrick.co.uk/
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buzzy bee
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers I will have a look

Dave
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Uncle Joe
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Buzzy, are your nuts and bolts imperial as in BSF/Whitworth, or imperial as in UNF/UNC?

Just curious!

UJ
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UKdave2002
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes I have that problem!
My Morris 8 is BSF/whitworth, MGA & Stag ;UNF/UNC and of course BA on all 3 for electrical stuff !

Dave
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UKdave2002
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Uncle Joe wrote:
UK, do you know the length excluding the head, and also the head diameter?

I think that the rivets should be 9/64, but they have a dia. of 0.14"

Did you try Ariel? They are still operating. Otherwise, try an aircraft parts supplier, (for Cessnas or something, not 747's!) Laughing

UJ.


Measuring with an imperial vernier gauge (always struggle converting into fractions!!)

Total length is 0.370
Rivet diameter 0.150
Head Diameter 0.272
Head thickness 0.033

Dave

Tried to find Ariel on the interweb no luck !


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Uncle Joe
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah UK, you know what I mean then...just wait until you start working with motorbikes, and mix in BSC, and half a dozen others. Then Metric (ISO J) and metric (ISO E)... Shocked
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buzzy bee
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think from what I have bought recently to fit the ford, there seems to be a good mixture!

Cheers

Dave
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Uncle Joe
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

UK, I'll have a look tomorrow or Friday to see if I can find any in the correct size. If I have, the only problem is getting them to you.

Ariels website is www.arielfasteners.com phone number is 0116 273 6541.

Otherwise, I have a couple of contacts in the US... at least they still use proper measures over there... sensible people! Laughing

UJ
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UKdave2002
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

buzzy bee wrote:
I think from what I have bought recently to fit the ford, there seems to be a good mixture!

Cheers

Dave


My very first car in the 1980's was an old Simca 1301, half the brake pipes were imperial and the other half metric and that was standard from the factory !
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Uncle Joe
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 12:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

UK, I 'm sorry but I cant match the size. I have both larger, and smaller, but nothing identical. I had a look on the webpage of my stateside supplier, they have SIMILAR, but not the same, so I doubt if even they have anything. It seems to me like they an odd size, but I'm not sure.

UJ
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