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