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Left Hand Nut Supplier in Western Australia?

Darryl

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Re: Left Hand Nut Supplier in WA?

Dead right mate. I did a job for someone once to help him out, 15 years later i ended up with my 12.75hp Pitt as a result.
 

Inter Bloke

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Re: Left Hand Nut Supplier in WA?

Inter Bloke,..if you pm me your mailing address i will stick a good sized 1/2" or similar bolt in the lathe and make one for you.
Thanks Paul, that's a very generous offer but I have already sent off a request for availability and am just waiting to hear back so it might not be necessary. Its a good site this though that can hook people on other sides of the country (or planet) who need something odd and can't find it. I sent a couple of distributor parts to a chap in the US because he couldn't locate any for his 1926 Dodge 4 (year specific) and asked nothing in return because Gene Fisher (regular poster on here) had done me a favour not long before and wouldn't accept anything in return. It's just "good" !

Ray, that's one I haven't heard of but looks like I won't need it if things go the way they are looking at the moment.

Shane, I did try "connect" out in Davenport, that's the new name of Coventry fasteners (don't know if its changed hands or just names) and they can get them in in a box of 100 ! I thought there should be some available locally in small lots.

Its amazing how one small nut can generate so much discussion !!!:brows:
 

Paul Richardson

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01/05/2020
Tap is there ready Inter Bloke,if your other plans come up empty.
I have a mate here Darryl who I have traded favours with over the years.He's a pretty successful local builder.At times his main lackey who was a pretty handy footballer would dissapear on a Saturday,sometimes when a concrete truck was booked,or some compacting equipment hired.The door would swing both ways of course,but me being me:O...I got the idea that I was getting behind.I asked him "where are we up to"? ...and his answer was miles ahead of my tight fisted attitude.He said "this will only work if we don't keep count".It put a crinkle in my brow the first time he said it.A year or more later a truck and crane arrived with my little house,and they sat it on my block of land.
My mate arrived and studied it around the door jambs and fittings,then came out with,"yeah I think I might have helped build this one during my apprenticeship?When are you planning to stump it"?I told him I had no idea,as I was taking each step as it came.He said...."see you Monday".
Monday came and there were lazer levelers,Bobcats and a cement truck,all following his directions.
I think I paid for the 'crete.His biggest problem for the day was getting me out of the road from second guessing his work.He confronted that issue early in the piece,so that he had a chance of getting the job done inside of a day.
 

Eric Schulz

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09/02/2009
Graham have you got that nut yet? After all the discussion I hope there was a happy outcome.

Eric
 

Inter Bloke

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Graham have you got that nut yet? After all the discussion I hope there was a happy outcome.

Eric
Thanks Eric, but "no" I haven't got the nut yet, BUT I have got a LH 1/2 inch Whit tap winging its way out here from England, cost 10 quid but happy to have it ! I suspect it may be of Indian origin but the last time I bought anything from India on E'PAY "I" payed and didn't get anything in return so I steer away from India on E'Bay !
I got the "missus" to put a notice on the local Facebook page (I have every intension of never going on facebook ! ) and a local chap gave me a link to a supplier he uses in England, so I purchased one from them, should be here in about a week.

Cross fingers !
 

cobbadog

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Next time you are looking for taps and dies have a look at LPR Tools in Victoria. I have bought both BSW and BSF taps and dies sets from them and are good quality and not badly priced.

I'm with you on the FaceAche thing, never joined and never will.
 

john gilbert

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Hi Guys, I bought some !/4 Whit, taps at a Ballarat Swap Meet a few years ago and when I got home I had trouble starting them. Turned out they are Left Hand Thread. I still have them, If someone needs one in !/4 inch Whit, let me know. I won't mind parting with one or two. Cheers, John
 

Eric Schulz

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09/02/2009
I'm really puzzled. Why get a tap from England, then make a nut and thread it, when you can buy a ready made nut in Australia?

Eric
 

Inter Bloke

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Eric,
I have been trying for two months to find a supplier of left hand half inch whitworth nuts and unless I want to buy a box of 100 I can't get them in Australia ! I must have contacted suppliers in ever state except Tasmania and no luck. Metric and UNC no problem I can even get them localy but BSW is now unavailable.

Tap has arrived from Devon, but I will be a bit too busy over the next couple of weeks to make one, but soon it will happen.
 

john gilbert

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Hi All. " left handed screws on old Stage Coach " !! Wow, I wonder if those Yanks had to make their own " Left Handed Screw Driver," or could they purchase one locally. Cheers, John
 
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