John & Jack,
I believe (from memory) that the Bentley manual has a table in
the front which lists the torques required for all the bolts
in the car (which are required to be torqued to a specific
value), along with their size. That list should cover 95% (say)
of the bolt sizes required, but I don't remember whether it
also lists a number required or not. I'm quite happy to scan
that list in and use OCR to get a text list, and then have a
bit of a go at matching the Moss no requireds with the list
for my Bentley (which is for a TR6) - not much good for you
guys - anyone else?
69 TR6 PI
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jack Levy [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Thursday, 23 March 2000 1:30
> To: john donnelly
> Cc: SPITFIRE LIST; TRIUMPHS
> Subject: RE: Nuts & Bolts - Replacing During a Rebuild
> Wouldn't it be great if there was a list somewhere (maybe
> VTR) by vehicle
> would show approximately number of what type bolts, nuts, etc. and
> suggestions on where to replace with stainless and where not to. I am
> putting back together a Spit and I am constantly running
> into the same
> thing. Those of you who have done this many times KNOW that
> the frame bolts
> are xx with xx nuts, all suspension bolts are xx, etc. How
> about a complete
> nut/bolt/clip/etc kit? I personally would pay for someones
> knowledge and
> time for a complete kit, most of us replace most all of them anyway.
> Jack Levy
> 80 Spit
> ... other misc Triumphs
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of john donnelly
> > Sent: Wednesday, March 22, 2000 12:45 AM
> > To: 'firstname.lastname@example.org'
> > Subject: Nuts & Bolts - Replacing During a Rebuild
> > Doing a rebuild is expensive enough (the recent thread on tr4$ is
> > pretty evident) and in doing my tr4a I'm trying to be prudent
> > where ever possible reusing the original fasteners, if it's safe.
> > But there's a lot of times that I've found myself looking into my
> > bolt box and not finding the right size. I'd like to stock up and
> > get some new fasteners, but need your help.
> > Does anyone have a list of the most commonly used fasteners on a
> > tr4 or 4a? Going through the Moss or VB catalog, and trying to
> > find the right bolt is painful, and expensive. And the crafty
> > people at Moss or VB don't give the generic description, only
> > their part number.
> > If I had a standard listing, McMaster-Carr has just about every
> > conceivable grade 8 nut,bolt and screw you can think of, and
> > they're half the price of Moss. I don't want to just order a
> > bunch of 3&1/2"x3/8 shoulder bolts if I really will need 3&3/4"x3/8.
> > Or, does anyone have a conversion chart from Moss or VB numbers
> > to a generic description?
> > Thanks!
> > John in San Diego
> > '67 TR4A
> > '71 P1800E