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

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

#16 Post by Trevor Gates » Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:01 am

We’re talking about this right?
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Re: BRASS 14MM (head) battery ground strap bolt for a 356A

#17 Post by Mike Wilson » Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:11 pm

That's the one.

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

#18 Post by Joris Koning » Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:13 pm

Quick question Trevor, want to double check that it is an M8x20?

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

#19 Post by Trevor Gates » Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:24 am

Mike - Thanks.

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

#20 Post by Mike Wilson » Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:11 pm

As I mentioned, there was someone offering them on The Samba but they have been unresponsive.

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

#21 Post by Brad Ripley » Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:32 pm

Specs on the bolt have been determined; Joris will make the bolt.
Related --- in Trevor's photo I note that that washer welded in the floor may be brass -- see photo below. Anybody confirm the washer is brass? Plus, is a split lock washer supposed to be there?
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Re: BRASS 14MM (head) battery ground strap bolt for a 356A

#22 Post by Trevor Gates » Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:18 am

Brad - Yes the washer is brass, here it is cleaned up a little.

Is the split lock washer “suppose” to be there? It is on mine, but we’ll need others to weigh in.
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Re: BRASS 14MM (head) battery ground strap bolt for a 356A

#23 Post by Jan Kolm » Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:56 am

I vaguely recall that the steel weld nut attached to the battery box of my '60 had a threaded brass insert.
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Re: BRASS 14MM (head) battery ground strap bolt for a 356A

#24 Post by Joris Koning » Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:10 pm

Trevor and Jan are right, it is brass. One of the nice details of the new Simonsen/Zims battery floors.
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Re: BRASS 14MM (head) battery ground strap bolt for a 356A

#25 Post by Brad Ripley » Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:13 am


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

#26 Post by Mike Wilson » Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:03 pm

Unresponsive after two emails to them.

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

#27 Post by Chris Stavros » Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:12 am

FYI!!!!
For those interested in 14mm x 20mm Battery Ground strap bolts....."I found them online, only to find they actually come from China". I did some searching and purchased some with FREE shipping.

Here's the link...
http://www.robrandinc.com/20mm-brass-me ... -3470.htmlDO NOT USE THIS LINK!!

Here is the correct link
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/M8-M8-1 ... 4c4ddGhOTm


I'm sure they have brass washers too??

Sorry Joris, but I had some spare time and well....
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Re: BRASS 14MM (head) battery ground strap bolt for a 356A

#28 Post by Brad Ripley » Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:45 pm

Chris,

http://www.robrandinc.com/20mm-brass-me ... -3470.html I don't see where it says the head of these bolts in 14 a/c flats. -- the reason Joris started a project to make the 14 mm head version. I don't know of a ready-made bolt currently being manufactured anywhere.

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

#29 Post by Hugo Karasawa » Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:46 pm

Chris,
Do those bolts have a 14mm hex head ?

Brad was faster to respond.

McMaster sells brass 8x20 bolts but 13mm head.

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

#30 Post by Hugo Karasawa » Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:14 pm

That brass bolt is only for the A cars ?

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