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Guest vanveld

Hello All,

I recently purchased a British car called a Vale Special. I believe I need British Standard Whitworth (BSW) nuts and bolts to get this beauty on the road. Where can I get them here in the states?

Thanks, Don

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Don,

You will probably find that most of the nuts and bolts on your car are BSF which is British Standard Fine thread. Whitworth thread is the coarse British thread just like the American version is UNF and UNC. The Whitworth spanners will also fit the BSF nuts.

Whitworth thread is usually used on things like engineering bolts, rag bolts etc. although they are sometimes used on car engines on exhaust studs and head studs where they thread into the block.

David

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Guest vanveld

Thanks David,

The engine seems to use both coarse and fine theads. British cars are new to me, so all info is good. No more just running to the local hardware store.

Don

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