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Old 11th May 2022, 3:23 pm   #21
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There we go, a sized drawing. Any takers please? I can even send an actual knurled nut to a maker.
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Old 11th May 2022, 3:28 pm   #22
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As well as the previous PDF, also a 'Portable Network Graphics image'.
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Old 11th May 2022, 4:10 pm   #23
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As its now established what's needed perhaps a post in Repair and Restoration Services Wanted may be the way to go.

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Old 11th May 2022, 4:51 pm   #24
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Hi

How about using these?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/231999683...0AAOSwZ1BXd4pL

Could use them as they are, or file/grind the hex section off, even cross hatch them.

Depending on your equipment, you could take the hex off by screwing a bit of studding into the nut and putting it in a drill. Then take hex off by rotating against a file, emery cloth, or grinder.
A lot less work than making from scratch.

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How about using these?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/231999683...0AAOSwZ1BXd4pL

Could use them as they are, or file or grind the hex section off, even cross hatch them.
A lot less work than making from scratch.

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As mentioned I have those. One thing is is that they bottom out before tightening. I want the real thing!
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Ah, sorry missed that.

Why not ask the company selling the ebay item, they may make them for you.
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Old 11th May 2022, 5:08 pm   #27
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Ah, sorry missed that.

Why not ask the company selling the ebay item, they may make them for you.
It's an idea, thanks. I'm sure there's 'amateur' model makers out there.
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Old 12th May 2022, 11:52 am   #28
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My brother has a lathe and says he could make them, but they wouldn't be cheap as there are a number of tool changes required so it's time consuming.

He suggests the cheapest option could be a visit to the Model Engineer magazine forum where there are likely to be more retired lathe-owners with the time to do it less commercially.
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UB, thanks for that tip, appreciated.
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You never know, someone may be quietly having a go on the side without saying anything in case the job's a failure. Worth waiting and watching - just in case.
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Old 12th May 2022, 5:10 pm   #31
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Indeed. If nothing turns up, I've got those little dome topped hexagonal brass 8BA nuts that will 'do the job', but when you're doing a restoration, some parts, especially exterior cosmetic ones, just look better if they as near as possible to original. Admittedly to a much lesser extent, it's like having the wrong knobs on a set. Am I being over fastidious? not really when you consider that many of us are very concerned with under chassis originality, which is fair enough if that's the level of restoration that a restorer works to. I personally don't go that far.
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These any good?
I have a kit and can send you some if you need them.Metric unfortunately though, a bit modern perhaps.
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Thanks for the offer Jon, but no thanks. Cheers.
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