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MG TD TF 1500 - Fuel pump bolts....?
|Ok....have tried everything from local nut and bolt places...#6 metric is close, but wiggles a bit much....what size bolts go in the back of an SU fuel pump?|
|1/4 BSF Cheers - Dave|
|The answer always is very simple, on a T car, it is always BSf or BA unless it is on the engine or transmission then it's French Standard Metric with Whitworth heads.|
Late TD and TF had Unified threads (US National Fine UNF) on the rear axle.
Note: 1/4 x 28, 1/4 x 26 in, and 6 x 1.0 mm look similar, as do 5/16 BSF. 5/16 SAE and 8 x 1.0 mm, which creates a problem for many. Making a mistake, results in stripped threads!
Note: SU and Lucas continued to use British Standard (BSF & BA) long after the British Auto Industry had converted to the Unified standard.
( ie: the SU carbs on MGBs use BA nuts and bolts)
|Don Harmer TF8986|
|This is a new SU and I thought they would have changed over...surprise, surprise.....!!!|
|Dave take yer bolts, Gordon? Gotta watch him all the time.|
|Gordon - "This is a new SU and I thought they would have changed over..."|
Like the US Navy, SU is 50 years of tradition, unhampered by progress :-) Cheers - Dave
|...thanks guys.... beware, i'm on the prowl for two, two stinkin 1/4' bsf bolts....lock your garages, hide your T's......|
|Least we know what to get you for Christmas this year.|
|Gordon - Let me know if you don't find any locally, I'm sure that I have two of them laying around somewhere that I can send to you. Cheers - Dave|
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