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Post by DavePoole » Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:20 pm

Hi all,

I've rebuilt my heater and I'm ready to refit the heater matrix and heater. I can't find the bolts that fit the plate that secures the heater matrix. None of the bolts I have taken off during the removal of the heater box and matrix seem to fit, so I may have mis-placed them :oops: :oops:

Does anyone know what sized bolts fit? (Number 51 on the diagram)

Thanks in advance!

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Post by b.c.flat hat » Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:27 pm

Sorry Dave, don't know fer sure but those fasteners are usually 1/4" unf x 1/2". I'll buy yer a couple of Curbs bacon butties if I'm wrong about the dia!



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Post by DavePoole » Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:59 pm

I've got a horrible feeling that the captive nuts have come off as i've tried various sized spare bolts and nothing fits so far :roll:

I'll have another look when it stops raining :wink:


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Post by Roger Pennington » Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:11 pm

I think you'll find that Steve's ratrod thread here (and the next few pages) has something about this (and it does look like 1/4 UNF is the size :) )


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Post by DavePoole » Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:48 pm

Roger Pennington wrote:
Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:11 pm
I think you'll find that Steve's ratrod thread here (and the next few pages) has something about this (and it does look like 1/4 UNF is the size :) )
Thank Roger, thinking about it I don't recall undoing the heater matrix bolts as it came out with the heater box, so maybe they weren't fitted.. I'll get a couple of 1/4 bolts and try them for size 8)


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Post by Gillsfan » Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:52 pm

Dave

From memory (distance/failing) if you take the switch panel off you can poke around and see/feel the captive nuts. They are hidden in the sound proofing. The little buggers are a right pain, riveted with tiny rivets to the fibre glass.


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Post by DavePoole » Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:55 pm

Gillsfan wrote:
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Dave

From memory (distance/failing) if you take the switch panel off you can poke around and see/feel the captive nuts. They are hidden in the sound proofing. The little buggers are a right pain, riveted with tiny rivets to the fibre glass.

Cheers Steve. Typically I've just put all the dashboard/centre console back together after replacing the heater cables lol


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Post by b.c.flat hat » Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:30 pm

I'm just taking the Coupe Cruiser t' bits which I think may have the same arrangement? If I get that far I'll report.



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Post by ard126k » Tue May 01, 2018 1:59 pm

I replaced those with 6mm studding bent to a right angle so they didn't rotate then nuts from below.
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Post by Gillsfan » Tue May 01, 2018 4:13 pm

One of mine came out fine the other one pulled out a chunk of fibreglass when it span. I made up this repair plate and bonded it in.
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