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bolt brands

Discussion in 'Factory Original Alpines & Tigers' started by venice532, Feb 14, 2020.

  1. venice532

    venice532 Silver Level Sponsor

    I'm cleaning up a box of old sunbeam bolts and I discovered that there are 4 different makes of the 1/4-28 bolts- Frazer, Sparts, Wiley and Auto.

    I'm pretty sure the Auto brand was used on my later tiger so the others must have come from a series 4 alpine and a mk1a tiger but both cars were in boxes when I bought them.

    Anyone have any idea how/when these were used on sunbeams?

  2. Jimjordan2

    Jimjordan2 Gold Level Sponsor

    Some day in the far future, when our Alpines become extreeeeemly collectible, and they started getting into the Concourse Mega Million Mark. This information just might be real handy. Nice crisp photo of those bolts by the way. No helpful information from me though.
  3. sunalp

    sunalp Platinum Level Sponsor

    I'd bet that Rootes, like most manufacturers, used different suppliers for bolts ( and such)
    depending on who had the best deal of the day. This probably became more consistent in later
    years as the profits were diminished and costs were more relevant. No proof to this, just a wild
    guess from someone that used to be in manufacturing.

  4. 65beam

    65beam Bronze Level Sponsor

    How much money was saved when Chrysler changed cylinder head vendors and eliminated the spark plug tubes? The bottom drawer of one of my roller cabinets is full of old bolts with most of them being from Beams that were parted out over the years. I won't use 50 year old bolts if they could possibly present a safety issue.

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