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Murffs herald
October 9, 2017, 9:51pm Report to Moderator

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Hi have only posted a few times. We have had our herald for two years it’s been going well but this winter I want to do some work to it. What type of spanner’s do I need. Ie w/w, a/f, metric?
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nang
October 10, 2017, 2:49am Report to Moderator

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Everything should be A/F. That means measuring the hexagonal bolts and nuts Across the Flats. Always imperial sizes. Mostly 1/4  5/16 and 3/8 inch.
Hope this helps.
Tony.


If all else fails-Read the Instructions! ��Wairoa
New Zealand

1976 2500TC (converted to S spec) owned since 1998.

1999 BMW 2800 cc Z3 Convertible.
 
2003 BMW 525i Touring.
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cliftyhanger
October 10, 2017, 6:44am Report to Moderator

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If you want cheap but good, get down to a car boot sale....usually lots of imperial spanners and often decent brands. Downside is you probably won't find matched sets.
you will need:
1/4 +3/8 rarely
7/16, 1/2, 9/16 A lot!
5/8, 11/16 + 3/4 mainly suspension work
Halfords "advanced" stuff is OK,or when all my stuff got stolen, I bought some draper expert stuff off ebay, seems OK and not expensive


Clive Senior

Location-Brighton, East Sussex
Foxy is here, 1500od tax exempt Toledo. Now has the decent engine back in Slant 4 engine bolted in, sprint box and axle.Now has fresh MoT. Needs paint though.
Spitfire Zetec project is started work progressing slooooowly on the road!
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ahebron
October 10, 2017, 6:48am Report to Moderator


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I would recommend a set of ratchet A/F spanners as well.
Make life nice and easy.

Adrian


Eastern shore of Te Whanganui-a-Tara

Vitesse 6 (owned since 1982, driven for 6 months a long time ago)
Vitesse Mk11 Conv (owned since 1992, never driven but the first Vitesse I looked at buying back in early 1982)
2000 BMW R1150 GS
2003 FFRR TD6 HSE
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Paudman
October 10, 2017, 7:21pm Report to Moderator

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My local Halfords has all the sets of Imperial spanners seriously reduced at present. No single imperial sockets though; I just needed a 9/16 1/2 drive but no go.


If it was made by man, it can be dismantled and rebuilt by man. Usually just not as easily.
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poppyman
October 10, 2017, 9:39pm Report to Moderator
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Dont forget a good selection of "persuaders" Depending on what you are planning to do
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Jonny-Jimbo
October 11, 2017, 2:11pm Report to Moderator

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Good to get a copper hammer and a soft dead-blow hammer... very useful for some jobs, although a block of wood can be used if needs be.


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nang
October 12, 2017, 3:14am Report to Moderator

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F B H is also handy.
Tony.


If all else fails-Read the Instructions! ��Wairoa
New Zealand

1976 2500TC (converted to S spec) owned since 1998.

1999 BMW 2800 cc Z3 Convertible.
 
2003 BMW 525i Touring.
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Richard B
October 12, 2017, 8:51am Report to Moderator

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Quoted from nang
Everything should be A/F. That means measuring the hexagonal bolts and nuts Across the Flats. Always imperial sizes. Mostly 1/4  5/16 and 3/8 inch.
Hope this helps.
Tony.



I think Tony changed from discussing AF (Across Flats) to bolt diameter.

1/4"(UNF/C)   = 7/16"AF
5/16"(UNF/C) = 1/2" AF
3/8" (UNF/C)  = 9/16" AF


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Spitfire 2.5PI - 1967 having surgery, PI Saloon - 1969 RBRR x 3, PI Estate - 1969 (to restore), Stag - 1971 RBRR x 2,
PI Saloon MkII - 1971(stalled project), Sold some cars!  

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Pete Lewis
October 12, 2017, 12:22pm Report to Moderator

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and af and some metric are pretty much the same   often   worth a look in Aldi  
11 = 7/16
13 = 1/2
14 = 9/16
16 = 5/8

Pete


1964 1600 Vitesse 6 Cactus and Black , now  sold
now have T2000   Mk2 saloon in French Blue/grey trim  been  restored without running since 1997
now has power steering ,poly bushed and Alfa 156 seats
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bob dunn
October 20, 2017, 5:51pm Report to Moderator


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I find 1/4" unf ,5/16"unf and 3/8"unf number 2 taps and dies. Very useful.


mkiv spit just back on the road after 12 month rebuild. first car spitfire 4 mk1 white with a red roof and green wide wheels.bmw 523 ,  320 , maybe e12, 520 soon  
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bob dunn
October 20, 2017, 5:53pm Report to Moderator


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Just thought , boiling water is a godsend for fitting rubber and plastic pipes , dip the end in the boiling water for 2 mins appx.


mkiv spit just back on the road after 12 month rebuild. first car spitfire 4 mk1 white with a red roof and green wide wheels.bmw 523 ,  320 , maybe e12, 520 soon  
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daver clasper
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Quoted from bob dunn
Just thought , boiling water is a godsend for fitting rubber and plastic pipes , dip the end in the boiling water for 2 mins appx.

Also vaseline

Dave


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