[Healeys] What Thread?

john harper ah100tech at gmail.com
Sun Dec 20 03:12:03 MST 2020


Both treads should be BSF. The problem is that not enough attention is
given to detail. Suppliers cannot bother to get things correct but they
know they have used an incorrect thread or otherwise, they would not have
supplied the nuts. The treads are most likely metric.


On Sun, 20 Dec 2020 at 09:19, Michael MacLean <rrengineer.mike at att.net>

> The threaded pillar in the picture was purchased from Ahead4Healeys.  This
> is the pillar for the generator adjusting bracket.  It came without the
> nuts needed for the ends.  I can't figure out what type of threads these
> are.  I bought a 1/2" BSF nut and a 7/16 BSF nut for it.  Problem is both
> of those nuts are too loose.  When I try to tighten the large thread on the
> front engine plate it will not tighten up.  It gets almost tight then pops
> loose and spins.  The threads on the pillar are not damaged, so it must be
> the wrong nut.  Same for the other end.  A UNF nut will not go more than a
> couple of turns then stops.  I even tried running a metric die over the
> threads and no dice.  I am confused.
> Mike MacLean
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