Then why does my NOS Smiths gear reduction drive, in the original box,
have a date of 1 July 1971 on it? Is this a retro copy of an earlier
version? From the many Bugeyes I have owned and seen come through my
friend's restoration shop, when the early cars arrived in un-restored
condition, they had the knurled nut. All the later cars had the hex nut.
Dan Gillitzer wrote:
> I'm sure someday I'll be able to quote Horlers' "OSM" the some can quote the
> Bible, but on pg 71, the first entry for Dec '61 "Rev counter drive gearbox
> changed. Large brass nut replaced with a knurled nut to prevent
> overtightening". Every one of the things I've seen so far the knurled nut has
> been knarled up with a pliers, so much for overtightening.......:-/
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