Fine-Threads and Knurled Nuts on adjuster cables

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#1 Fine-Threads and Knurled Nuts on adjuster cables

Post by rfs1957 » Sun Jan 26, 2020 6:24 pm

Can anyone throw any light on these ?

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I need a knurled nut for one of the trip/clock reset cables under the steering-wheel trim panels, looks like 3/8 x 26 TPI, and a thin hex nut for, nominally, 1/2 x 26 TPI, on the wiper-position adjuster cable.

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I was intending to try the usuals (Caerbont ? Namrick ? etc) but perhaps someone has already found a clever was of getting such parts ?
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#2 Re: Fine-Threads and Knurled Nuts on adjuster cables

Post by Gfhug » Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:38 pm

Rory

Will these chrome slotted nuts work for your odometer reset cable? If so it will be in the post to you.
Can't help with the wiper item.

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#3 Re: Fine-Threads and Knurled Nuts on adjuster cables

Post by rfs1957 » Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:57 pm

Ha ! The bartering gets better and better !!

Too right they'll "do", you've just doubled the value of the car.

If you're offering the pair, I'll throw my (probably more correct ?) knurled aluminium collar back into the trading floor for anyone else.

No rush, you know the current state ..........
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#4 Re: Fine-Threads and Knurled Nuts on adjuster cables

Post by PeterCrespin » Mon Jan 27, 2020 3:01 pm

I suspect they might be a BA thread, coming from the manufacturer of instruments and electrical components.

I will be visiting Caerbont on Wednesday for a story and some D parts, Rory. So if they answer in the affirmative, I will be happy to return your seversl favours over time. Geoff would also get an answer re his question.

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#5 Re: Fine-Threads and Knurled Nuts on adjuster cables

Post by Gfhug » Mon Jan 27, 2020 4:51 pm

I do get worried about Pete, he's either into knurling his nuts or trying not to look like a silicon tit :wow:

Rory, sorry, I shall need one of those for my own purposes. But the other will be posted to you.
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#6 Re: Fine-Threads and Knurled Nuts on adjuster cables

Post by PeterCrespin » Thu Jan 30, 2020 4:38 am

Eventually found my way to Carrbont but not long before closure, so it was all too rushed to ‘sort your nuts out’ Rory. Am pretty sure I have an entire adjuster cable though. Will advise when back home next week.

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#7 Re: Fine-Threads and Knurled Nuts on adjuster cables

Post by abowie » Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:52 am

Both my 3.8s have the chromed doodahs like Geoff's picture.
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