I got my square nuts, cages and fender mounting kits from TRF about 4
years ago and had no trouble with them. In fact, I ordered extra cages
and nuts, since they seems to come off unpredictably, and still have
some extra that work fine with the correct bolts.
For those of you who need to get hold of these square nuts, have you
considered welding 4 corners onto the correct size hex nuts? with a MIG,
you could do this in less than a minute per nut.
Jim Bauder wrote:
> Beware, the cage nuts that I bought from TRF and/or Moss were NOT
> 1/4-28! They seemed to be some bastard size, but were maybe 1/4-20
> (but I don't think so). The straight slot screws that came with the
> TRF "Fender Mounting Kit" for the inside the trunk edge of the TR3
> would not screw into those nuts. I ended up using standard 1/4 -28
> nuts on the inside of the fenders where I had to cut the
> rusted-in-place cage nuts off with my Dremel and/or Makita grinder. It
> worked fine, not original, but it worked.
> I just threw away the 10 new cages and the square nuts I bought!
> Jim Bauder
> '58 TR3
> Palo Alto, CA
Wyvern - '57 Triumph TR3, TS15559LT -
Griffin - '71 Triumph Stag - undergoing restoration
Pikachu - '75 Triumph TR6 - undergoing repair
Kitty - '83 Jaguar XJ6 Vanden Plas - Daily Driver