Good to know about the thumb nuts for gauges...I'd been wondering if
Now something that I have *not* seen in the Moss/VB catalogs are the
brackets (brass?) that press against the back side of the dash to hold
the gauge in.
"Dodd, Kelvin" wrote:
> The thread is British unique. The small threads used on the car are
> "BA". The thread design was made for electronic and small mechanical
> assembly. There is no correct American alternate.
> The nuts are available from Moss or one of the distributers on this
> list under #360-370 for the small one and #361-035 for the larger ones used
> on the tach and speedo. They are pictured in the big Healey catalog, but
> not yet in the MGB one.
> Your nylon butterfly nuts are an inovative idea for a common problem
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Lonn Howard [mailto:email@example.com]
> > Sent: Tuesday, April 13, 1999 11:24 AM
> > To: MGs
> > Subject: Thumb-nuts behind gauges
> > I give up. The local hardware stores have nothing which fits the
> > gauge-retaining thread type on my 70 BGT. Does anybody KNOW
> > what pitch
> > it is? 8-32 and 4X.70 are close, but not right. I am using
> > nylon wing
> > nuts but would prefer the real thing.
> > Lonn Howard
> > '70 TR6 -mine
> > '71 TR6 -in my garage
> > '70 MGB GT -ours
> > '89 Saab Turbo Convertible -hers
> > "We are but temporary custodians with an obligation of preservation."
95 Integra GS-R, black, loud
73 MGB, orange, only marginally drivable