[Healeys] Spindle Nut

Michael Salter michaelsalter at gmail.com
Fri Dec 27 12:57:10 MST 2019

I just pulled one out of my stock and it's hardly suprising that you are
having difficulty.
Looks like a 5/8" BSF thread and the nut is 1.016" across the flats.
I happen to have a BS socket for it but a 26mm is a reasonable but loose


On Fri, Dec 27, 2019, 12:42 PM Bob Spidell, <bspidell at comcast.net> wrote:

> 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, though).
> Bob
> 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> <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> <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 <ah100register at gmail.com>
> *Sent:* Friday, December 27, 2019 8:21 AM
> *To:* David Nock <healeydoc at sbcglobal.net>
> *Cc:* Healeys <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> 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>
> 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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