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Old Mar 06, 2011, 06:47 PM
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source for hold down nut on a supra stab?

Im looking for a replacement nut and am having no success. Im not sure how to even describe the nut (countersunk nut with slot?) and I think they're 5mm.
Looking for a source before next weekend...thanks!

Charlie

BTW I checked KC's web site first and it looks like he's out of town till the 14th
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Old Mar 07, 2011, 07:09 AM
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My local Ace Hardware store has a full complement of small Metric hardware.

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Old Mar 07, 2011, 02:46 PM
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Supra Stab bolt

but does anyone know what it is called ? what type of
bolt, (or is really a nut ?) is it ? it looks to me like an
oversized spoke nut for wheels, maybe for a motorcycle ?

if we know what to ask for maybe some sources would come
to light.
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Old Mar 07, 2011, 05:27 PM
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I call them Sleeve Nuts.
http://www.hyperflight.co.uk/product...ane-sleeve-nut

BTW the above one is the nut for the AVA Pro and the Supra Competition. The previous versions with the molded stab used this one:
http://www.hyperflight.co.uk/product...ane-sleeve-nut

US Postage is about $5

Neil.
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Old Mar 07, 2011, 05:45 PM
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thanks guys! I've got one coming in the mail. Niel I'm going to order a couple backups from you!

Charlie
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Old Mar 07, 2011, 06:40 PM
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No B.S. They're called "Sex nuts." At least, that's what I've always called them; and this is what comes up when I google it. (With safe search ON!)


http://www.boltdepot.com/sex-bolts-a...ng-screws.aspx
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Old Mar 08, 2011, 03:03 PM
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Yes, they are called Sex Nuts but nobody in existence carries them nor knows where to find them. I tried my local wholesale fastener supply company and Fastenal and neither knew where to find such an animal.
Vlad has a Monopoly on them, the only places I've ever had luck is Barry or Neil.
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Old Mar 08, 2011, 03:44 PM
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thought you guys REALLY lost it this time ;

try this site
http://www.mightybolt.com/sex-bolts.html

now I have to figure out how to erase this search
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Old Aug 31, 2011, 12:04 AM
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Anyone know what thread? If we knew what thread, it wouldn't be hard to make our own from some other nut or standoff.

I measured the male thread on the wrecked Supra fuse I have at 0.110", which doesn't seem like metric, more like a #4. But a 4-40 nut won't fit. The same nut fits a wrecked Ava fuse I have. Could it be a 4-48? I don't think I've ever heard of M2.8 thread. Might it be an M3 running way undersize?
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Old Sep 01, 2011, 09:09 PM
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M3 nut fits. Now I just have to find an M3 nut that's big on the outside to cut down, or attach something to a regular sized M3 nut. Hmmm...
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