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Re: SAE or metric

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Subject: Re: SAE or metric
From: Max Heim <>
Date: Thu, 24 Oct 2002 13:52:04 -0700
Well, some metric sizes are close enough to SAE sizes to get by. For
instance, 19mm is close enough to 3/4 inch to use the same socket. I suspect
that was the case on the dash. The real size was 11/32 or some such uncommon
size, and the closest wrench you had on hand was metric.

I bet if you measured the thread pitch you would get SAE, or BSF.

on 10/24/02 1:13 PM, Paul Root at wrote:

> You know, that's what I thought. But the dash was definitely
> metric. Maybe a sub-contractor.
> Chuck Renner wrote:
>>> Are the nuts/bolts on my '77B English or Metric thread?
>> Most everything is SAE.  Most of the heads are 1/2", with some 7/16" and
>> some 9/16".  Keep those three wrenches handy, and you're pretty much set for
>> most areas of the car.


Max Heim
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