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Re: [Shop-talk] .25mm too big

To: "Tim" <>
Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] .25mm too big
Date: Sat, 31 Aug 2013 22:21:26 -0400
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A regular number 10 screw, such as a 10-32, is smaller than a M5 screw by
a few thousanths of an inch. You might want to try before you modify the

Greg G.
Osseo, MN

> I bought longer bolts for the linkage on my webers so I could use two
> regurlar nuts locked together instead of nylocks. They are M5-.8 and are
> approx one quarter of one mm too big to fit through the linkage pivots.
> The bolts that came with the kit are also M5-.8.
> M4s have too much slop and SAE bolts were too big as well.
> I ran the new bolts through a die cutter but not much (enought) was cut
> off (as expected).
> I really don't want to try to drill out the linkage pivot and take a
> chance of generating heat and screwing up the rubber bushing.
> Thoughts please on what I can do to narrow down the bolts. Maybe a small
> round file to try to open up the hole??
> Thanks
> tim

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