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  1. These are the front springs - they have been sand blasted to clean them and to make a full examination of their condition easier to assess. You will see that they are in an indifferent condition - heavily rusted, one leaf broken, the leaves have spread and the bronze bushes on one are heavily worn. We have decided to send these to a Springs specialist to look at - repair if possible or to be used as a copy for new ones to be made. Fortunately, the rear springs are in good condition - we have two sets of those but only the one pair of "fronts".
  2. Well done with the Radmore find! We have one on the Dennis and have been looking for one for the Thorny for years - but they seem to be as rare as Hens Teeth! Steve is now resolved in making a copy of one for the Thorny but one or two of our friends have said that if you are doing that, make one for me, too! Tony
  3. I have found Taps and Dies now at a very reasonable price so it looks more like "home manufacture" again! But it still does not explain to me why Peerless used these less common threads - having done our other American Trucks - the FWD and the two Autocars - where they used the more common UNC and UNF threads. What could the reasoning have been? Tony
  4. That seems to fit - but why ever did they use that thread? All a bit strange!
  5. If King of the Road, is it stamped "742" as well?
  6. Impressive work - what a Craftsman! Tony
  7. "Radio Mike 7" -you were right all along! They are 1/2" x 18 UNS ! Confirmed that quite by chance - I was still desperate to identify them and had a look on U.S.A Amazon for Tap and Die 1/2" x 18 - they were there - did not say UNS but they were cheap and I ordered them. The Die has arrived with Tap to follow and the Die is marked NS ! Able to check that on the surviving good threads - and a perfect fit! Well identified - and thank you! Tony
  8. The Peerless continues to throw up unusual threads - the smaller studs on top of the Crank Case are 5/16" x 20. Although tap and die are available, I really do not want to have to make up a lot of steel nuts of that size if there is a Supplier who holds them. Does anybody know of one, please? Tony
  9. That is exactly what we do with Hand Signals. Turning left does concern me just a little as I wonder sometimes if a driver in a following car would be alert enough and would understand a passenger's arm sticking out on the near side when perhaps he would only be looking for signals on the driver's side.
  10. I have just had a word with Steve about that thread again and although I have done no research, he tells me that UNS comes in a variety of pitches - the 1/2" ones are - 12UNS, 14UNS, 18UNS and 24 UNS - so this could be the answer! Tracy Tools always seem to have a very wide range of threading Tools so if needs be, perhaps they can help! We will try to save the originals if we can. Tony
  11. No, not yet! Fortunately, all of the studs and their nuts seem to be in good order - so they might have to fight again! I realy am curious about what we are going to find next!
  12. I walked past the Peerless Crankcase a day or two ago and of course, the 1/2" studs which hold the cylinders to it are still screwed in it, and they caught my eye. I assumed that the thread on those would be either 1/2" Whit or 1/2" UNC - it would have been but unlikely, I thought, but maybe 1/2" BSF or 1/2" UNF. Following my earlier confusion with the BSB thread on the Cam Followers and Tappets, I thought that I would check those studs! And guess what - they are 18 tpi - so none of the aforementioned threads! Any thoughts on that one, please? Tony
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