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Offline ComfySofa

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Those little screws!
« on: July 08, 2024, 01:25:44 PM »
As above ive no idea what theyre called... (id like to order some) - the screws that you take out of the manifold to fit the vaccum guages - one of mine is a little mangled so id like to get a spare set...

Can anyone send me a linky? cheers.

Andy

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Re: Those little screws!
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2024, 01:37:38 PM »
Pan head screw, 5mm thread, 6mm long. Wouldn't surprise me if Nurse Julie has them.

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Re: Those little screws!
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2024, 02:35:18 PM »
Cheers sir. Ill get in contact. I was looking for the honda jobbies but anthing'll do i suppose...!

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Re: Those little screws!
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2024, 02:56:27 PM »
https://www.cmsnl.com/products/screw-cross-5x6_93500050060a/

£0.51 each but you'll pay about £15 postage.

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Re: Those little screws!
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2024, 04:51:48 PM »
When I was rebuilding my 400 I paid a visit to a local firm (Pugh & Sanders) who sold a variety of SS metric fastners.
I bought a load if nuts & bolts based on the sizes as shown in the parts manual with the exception of a few special thread pitch sizes that I bought from the likes of Middletons. 

My garage stock went from zero to well over a hundred metric nuts & bolts - cheaper at the local supplier as no postage.
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Re: Those little screws!
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2024, 09:57:24 PM »
I'm with Ted, go for stainless. I used Westfield Fasteners for mine, nice and easy website to navigate.
I file the script off the tops of the hex head, followed by emery cloth and then onto the polishing mop with some suitable soap. They come up like chrome. Same applies to screw heads etc.
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Re: Those little screws!
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2024, 09:09:26 PM »
Use Allen screws. Much easier to get out - and more importantly back in as they sit on the hex key.
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Re: Those little screws!
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2024, 09:54:58 PM »
I like Hex on side covers but not for top crankcase screws as they hold water & dirt.  Also be cautious on smaller threads sizes like M5 as it's easy to overtighten them in some areas  stripping the thread
Honda CB500 K1 (new pit dug out ready)
Honda CB400 four super sport (first money pit)
Link to my full restoration http://www.sohc.co.uk/index.php/topic,23291.0.html
This is a neat 500 restoration in the USA.
http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php/topic,151576.msg1731556.html#msg1731556

Offline Laverdaroo

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Re: Those little screws!
« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2024, 10:18:23 PM »
Don’t use hex key ones, Ted is spot on


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