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bt_cav
Hi all,

Yesterday I attemped to undo the main earth where it bolts on to the body next to the wing, its only a speed bolt (thick course 10mm) Im guessing it has a body fastner (if thats what they are called :huh: ) the thing is it feels like its going to snap so I want to get a new one before I attempt it. I know access is restricted by the plastic inner wing cover but its partly broken and I have a brand new one to fit.

Dose anyone know the proper name for the 'body fastner' and where i can get a replacement?

look forward to the chat :)
Dan62

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bt_cav
[quote name='Dan62' timestamp='1299059725' post='116541']
Google star washers .... is that what your looking for ?
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Hey Dan thanks for your reply, No its like a small bit of sheet steel rectangular and foloded in half to bake a square with a hole through the center which is 'threaded' to accept a course self tapping 10mm bolt, they are used every where but I have no idea what they are called.

Maybe ford or halfords will have them...for a price £££££
Dan62

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bt_cav
[quote name='Dan62' timestamp='1299061508' post='116546']
Try searching for "captive nuts" :rolleyes:
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Woohoo second & third image on google images, thems the boys!!
the second one looks like its for course 'speed bolts'

Nice one mate :D

think I'll ask the guy in halfords if he has captive nuts :lol:

* update
just called quickco, they sell a 'kit' battery strap, bolt and captive nut for a randsome of £35 dont think I'll be calling them back any time soon
Dan62

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mjt
They're called [url="http://shop.ebay.co.uk/items/__spire+nuts_W0QQ_dmdZ2?rvr_id=214645003468&crlp=2716206985_284591_284611&UA=WXF%3F&GUID=4a17720612c0a0a9f5b3fb93ffb6f61f&agid=419468575&tm_kw=spire+nuts&siteid=3&MT_ID=11&tt_encode=raw&keyword=spire+nuts&geo_id=21&ff4=284591_284611"]Spire Nuts[/url].
bt_cav
[quote name='mjt' timestamp='1299066357' post='116559']
They're called [url="http://shop.ebay.co.uk/items/__spire+nuts_W0QQ_dmdZ2?rvr_id=214645003468&crlp=2716206985_284591_284611&UA=WXF%3F&GUID=4a17720612c0a0a9f5b3fb93ffb6f61f&agid=419468575&tm_kw=spire+nuts&siteid=3&MT_ID=11&tt_encode=raw&keyword=spire+nuts&geo_id=21&ff4=284591_284611"]Spire Nuts[/url].
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Hey mjt

Cheers for that mate :)
Armed with this information I set off to the local motor factors and iorn momgers....they didn't have a clue what I was on about, I even showed them a pic but I was graced with the standard reply 'No, we dont keep them'

Finally I went into Halford were there was a choise of sizes (halfords call them 'U clips') I almost didn't mind paying 2.50 for 4. They even had a kit for a few more gold coins, so I suppose its fair play to Halfords on this one :P
bt_cav
Hey Folks

Need to add the ending to this one...all be it with a red face :(

Its actually not a spire clip the earth bolt screws into, there is captive nut welded to the underside.... It just felt like a spire clip.

But its not all been a waste of time and band width, at least we all know what a spire clip is :P

by the way, the 10mm bolt did snap and you will know the result if you have read my "Oups" thread, talk about Lucky white heather lol


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