1. Went to typewriter repair shop (brought dizzy and Pertronix)
2. Asked if they a screw "like this only a bit longer"
3. He pulled one out his IBM Selectric parts bin.
4. It fit perfectly.
5. He threw in couple of spares.
6. He showed me a picture of his '40 Ford Coupe
7. No charge.
It's a good day.
I have had great luck using screws from a IBM Selectric typewriter.
If you cannot find them let me know and I will send you some.
Do not know what the thread measurements are, but if you go into a
(if you can find one) typewriter shop they can probably fit you up.
59 RHD 5 Speed Sprite
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Subject: Condenser Mounting Screw '67 1275
Author: Phil Vanner <email@example.com> at internet
Date: 4/13/98 6:05 PM
The car is a Midget w/ 1967 centrifugal-only distributor.
What is the size/thread pitch of the little screw that holds the condenser? I
was going to put in a Pertronix ignition unit, and the screw I have is a bit
too short to hold it in (the base plate is thicker than a condenser) and the
screw is getting a bit stripped. I've tried a few places, including the "they
have everything" hardware store and nothing matches. Is it British standard
something? Where can I get one a bit longer than usual?
Phil Vanner Mk1 Midget