[Healeys] Spindle Nut

Bob Spidell bspidell at comcast.net
Fri Dec 27 10:41:56 MST 2019

Side Note:  Years ago there was a sort-of gimmicky product called 
'MetWrench' being hawked on the infomercials.  It promised you could use 
its one set of sockets and wrenches on both SAE and metric nuts; in a 
moment of weakness I bought a set.  Surprisingly, the tools were very 
good quality and for the most part work as advertised--they contact the 
flats of nuts instead of the corners--and I can even usually find one 
that will work on Whitworth nuts.  Has saved me similar anguish as this 
on several occasions (I don't think they have a deep socket that large, 


On 12/27/2019 9:34 AM, Michael MacLean wrote:
> Just checked the moss catalog.  They only list a UNF nut for a 100 
> without giving the size.  That is what I bought, so I have to find a 
> socket that will fit whatever size it is.  I guess I don't have the 
> right size socket in an SAE size that fits.  Using a metric that is 
> close just to get it to 40 ft lbs to find out the right combination of 
> spacers.  Oh boy, an excuse to go look for another tool (socket).
> Mike M
> On Friday, December 27, 2019, 9:30:52 AM PST, Michael MacLean 
> <rrengineer.mike at att.net> wrote:
> Didn't I buy these spindles for my BN2 from you David?  Did you sell 
> me a BN1 or 2 set?
> Mike M.
> On Friday, December 27, 2019, 8:33:39 AM PST, David Nock 
> <healeydoc at gmail.com> wrote:
> I am only referring to the Spindle Nut, The BN1 spindle has a BSF 
> thread and the BN2 on has a UNF thread.
> David Nock
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> *From:* John Harper <mailto:ah100register at gmail.com>
> *Sent:* Friday, December 27, 2019 8:21 AM
> *To:* David Nock <mailto:healeydoc at sbcglobal.net>
> *Cc:* Healeys <mailto:healeys at autox.team.net>
> *Subject:* Re: [Healeys] Spindle Nut
> David
> If we are talking about studs in the hubs there were four on the early 
> BN1 and five on the later BN1s, BN2 and beyond.
> The early hubs came from a range of Austin vehicles where Austin parts 
> were mainly BSF on vehicles such as the A40 Somerset
> With the merger into BMC mainly UNF threads were introduced on cars 
> such as the A90 Westminster
> So to say that just studs where changed is misleading. The hubs in 
> total were different and not interchangeable from the early BN1 to 
> later the later BN1 and BN2
> Best regards
> On Fri, 27 Dec 2019 at 14:56, David Nock <healeydoc at sbcglobal.net 
> <mailto:healeydoc at sbcglobal.net>> wrote:
>     This would depend if is a BN1 or BN2.  Th BN1 is a bad thread then
>     they changed to unf threads
>     David Nock
>     Sent from my iPhone
>>     On Dec 26, 2019, at 5:09 PM, Michael MacLean
>>     <rrengineer.mike at att.net <mailto:rrengineer.mike at att.net>> wrote:
>>     What size is the spindle nut on a 100?  I can't seem to find an
>>     exact match deep enough among all my sockets.
>>     Mike MacLean

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