BRASS 14MM (head) battery ground strap bolt for a 356A

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Chris Stavros
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BRASS 14MM (head) battery ground strap bolt for a 356A

#1 Post by Chris Stavros » Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:01 pm

Hello friends,
I'm looking for an original (or good reproduction) "Brass" ground strap bolt for my 356A. Not sure of the length, but perhaps 15mm?

OR...if you know where I can buy a good reproduction, that would be most helpful too.

Thanks in advance.

Chris

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Re: BRASS 14MM (head) battery ground strap bolt for a 356A

#2 Post by John Lindstrom » Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:17 pm

Napa?

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Re: BRASS 14MM (head) battery ground strap bolt for a 356A

#3 Post by Vic Skirmants » Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:33 pm

John Lindstrom wrote:Napa?
:P :P :P

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Re: BRASS 14MM (head) battery ground strap bolt for a 356A

#4 Post by Mike Wilson » Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:40 pm

Chris:

Have you tried Metric & Multi-Standard ir Belmetric?

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Re: BRASS 14MM (head) battery ground strap bolt for a 356A

#5 Post by Brad Ripley » Fri Jul 27, 2018 12:44 am

buy one of these 8 mm bolts with 14 mm across head
https://www.stoddard.com/90007502501-nla.html
and apply brass colored paint.

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Re: BRASS 14MM (head) battery ground strap bolt for a 356A

#6 Post by Joris Koning » Fri Jul 27, 2018 2:22 am

Get some 14mm brass hex bar and make them on the lathe. If there is enough demand I am open to making a run of these.
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Re: BRASS 14MM (head) battery ground strap bolt for a 356A

#7 Post by Chris Stavros » Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:05 pm

Mike Wilson wrote:Chris:

Have you tried Metric & Multi-Standard ir Belmetric?

Mike

No I haven't, but will try. Thanks Mike!!

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Re: BRASS 14MM (head) battery ground strap bolt for a 356A

#8 Post by Chris Stavros » Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:09 pm

Joris Koning wrote:Get some 14mm brass hex bar and make them on the lathe. If there is enough demand I am open to making a run of these.

Joris,
I'm in for at least 10. But I'm assuming that's a drop in the bucket in terms of production numbers. I've found its the most common item left off cars that have reached very high scores in shows. I'm surprised that someone hasn't made them. Please let me know if and when you go into production.

thx,
Chris

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Re: BRASS 14MM (head) battery ground strap bolt for a 356A

#9 Post by Chris Stavros » Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:11 pm

Brad Ripley wrote:buy one of these 8 mm bolts with 14 mm across head
https://www.stoddard.com/90007502501-nla.html
and apply brass colored paint.
Maybe brass plate?

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Re: BRASS 14MM (head) battery ground strap bolt for a 356A

#10 Post by Mike Wilson » Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:06 pm

Glad to be of help, Chris.

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Re: BRASS 14MM (head) battery ground strap bolt for a 356A

#11 Post by Brad Ripley » Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:09 am

How much $$$ do you want to spend, anyway? Buy the steel bolt I suggested with the markings on the head. You only need one piece. It's black oxide. Ok, blast it and find some spray paint at Ace Hardware that looks like "brass" and maybe over spray with clear. The concours judge will never know!

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Re: BRASS 14MM (head) battery ground strap bolt for a 356A

#12 Post by David Seeland » Sat Jul 28, 2018 2:26 pm

I recollect being disappointed to find that according to "Neils Book" the brass bolt should be hand painted black (on a 1958). I have always enjoyed having a polished brass ground strap bolt. I have lent my book to a friend who is restoring a 1958 coupe so I can't verify my recollection. A very careful judge would carry a magnet to separate out 'cheaters' who painted a steel 14mm bolt black.
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Re: BRASS 14MM (head) battery ground strap bolt for a 356A

#13 Post by Joris Koning » Sat Jul 28, 2018 3:09 pm

Yes, they were indeed touched up black and rather sloppily I might say. The bolt for the transmission ground strap is not brass by the way and also not touched up black
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Re: BRASS 14MM (head) battery ground strap bolt for a 356A

#14 Post by Joris Koning » Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:24 am

They are in the works. People interested can contact me offline.

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Re: BRASS 14MM (head) battery ground strap bolt for a 356A

#15 Post by Mike Wilson » Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:04 pm

There is an ad on The Samba for them. Not sure about dimensions.

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