[Healeys] bolt identification - another article

Mike Sinclair phoenix722 at comcast.net
Sun Nov 25 13:39:16 MST 2018

Old books are interesting.  I have a Civil Engineer's Handbook from 
about 1850 that has things like how many nails in a keg, what a man with 
a horse can accomplish, how big a hole two men can dig in a 
day.............Good reading.


On 11/25/2018 9:46 AM, simon.lachlan at alexarevel.plus.com wrote:
> Yes, I dug something similar out just now. In a little box, “Starret 
> No.7” or similar. Appears to be all BA. Nice little thing. Looks like 
> it’s never been used and likely never will be! If I’m right about its 
> provenance, +/-1944.
> Also a little red fold-up hard back 4 page booklet:- “The Instantus”. 
> “Standard Size and Thread Table Compiled by Cyril Best for Engineers, 
> Draughtsmen & Mechanics”. Said individuals would have had to have damn 
> good eyesight as the 4 pages are about 2.25” by 4.25”.
> I’ve a book, “Pull’s Workshop Practise” that covers some of the same 
> ground. God knows how/why it wound up on my shelves. A cracking read 
> by the way! Real bedtime stuff.
> Simon
> *From:*Healeys <healeys-bounces at autox.team.net> *On Behalf Of *Mirek Sharp
> *Sent:* 25 November 2018 15:49
> *To:* 'Curtis Arndt' <cnaarndt at gmail.com>
> *Cc:* 'Healey List' <healeys at autox.team.net>
> *Subject:* Re: [Healeys] bolt identification - another article
> Wow – where is my Christmas list?
> *From:*Curtis Arndt [mailto:cnaarndt at gmail.com]
> *Sent:* November-24-18 6:00 PM
> *To:* Mirek Sharp
> *Cc:* Michael Oritt; John Vrugtman; Healey List; Oudesluys
> *Subject:* Re: [Healeys] bolt identification - another article
> Mirek,
> Of course there is... I have one.
> image.png
> On Sat, Nov 24, 2018 at 2:57 PM Mirek Sharp <m.g.sharp at sympatico.ca 
> <mailto:m.g.sharp at sympatico.ca>> wrote:
>     Curt – is there such a thing as a thread gauge for BA threads?  I
>     think not as the TPI on a BA fastener is truly weird.
>     Despite having a few thread gauges, taps and dies for most BSW,
>     BSF, CEI, NHF, UNC, some BA and some BSPP, and a number of
>     references, I still occasionally get a stumper that does not fit
>     anything.  BTW, if anyone is contemplating buying taps and dies, I
>     highly recommend Tracy Tools in the UK.  They sell a range of
>     qualities, all at good prices and provide very fast turn-around.
>     https://www.tracytools.com/ I have no personal interest in them
>     excepting seeing good people rewarded with business.
>     Mirek
>     *From:*Curtis Arndt [mailto:cnaarndt at gmail.com
>     <mailto:cnaarndt at gmail.com>]
>     *Sent:* November-23-18 7:51 PM
>     *To:* Mirek Sharp
>     *Cc:* Michael Oritt; John Vrugtman; Healey List; Oudesluys
>     *Subject:* Re: [Healeys] bolt identification - another article
>     Gentlemen,
>     Here's what I consider the minimum for fasteners if you have
>     British/European cars, and work on them. See attached photo...
>     I also have a very limited but nice set of BSF, BSW and BA taps
>     and dies made in Germany of very high quality HSS.  Also a set of
>     BSF Helicoils in 1/4", 5/16" and 3/8".
>     Cheers,
>     Curt
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