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

#31 Post by Chris Stavros » Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:17 pm

Yes, the hex head is 14mm. It looks like 13mm in the photo, but when they showed up....WHAM...14mm. Yay!!

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

#32 Post by Chris Stavros » Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:19 pm

Oddly enough, if you buy three bags of four bolts, the shipping is free. If you buy a box of 25, there's a substantial shipping cost. It pays to only order in smaller quantities.

ALSO....they don't sell brass washers, but I found several other places that do in the US. Just google it...and presto!

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

#33 Post by Hugo Karasawa » Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:21 pm

Thanks for sharing.

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

#34 Post by Chris Stavros » Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:41 pm

I have found another supplier in China for the bolts, but you must first subscribe to AliExpress

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/M8-M8-1 ... 4c4ddGhOTm
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Re: BRASS 14MM (head) battery ground strap bolt for a 356A

#35 Post by Martin Benade » Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:25 pm

I wonder who else would ever buy a bolt of this exact description. I am surprised it is available.

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

#36 Post by Hugo Karasawa » Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:38 pm

But the Aliexpress bolts have a 13mm hex head not 14mm.
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Re: BRASS 14MM (head) battery ground strap bolt for a 356A

#37 Post by Chris Stavros » Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:15 am

I just received them last week, and they were 14mm. I'll attach a photo when I get back to the shop

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

#38 Post by Joris Koning » Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:20 am

Chris, were this the ones from Ali or the US link you posted? Din 931 and 933 is now standard 13mm. We are getting ready to do these but no use to do so if a quality cheap alternative is out there
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Re: BRASS 14MM (head) battery ground strap bolt for a 356A

#39 Post by Hugo Karasawa » Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:20 am

Chris,
Thanks again for sharing and for taking the time to look for these parts.

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

#40 Post by Chris Stavros » Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:34 am

Here's a photo of the actual bolt I purchased...
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Re: BRASS 14MM (head) battery ground strap bolt for a 356A

#41 Post by Hugo Karasawa » Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:25 am

Which cars had originally this bolt?

Chris, thanks again.

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

#42 Post by Joris Koning » Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:32 am

Chris, are these the ones from Ali?
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Re: BRASS 14MM (head) battery ground strap bolt for a 356A

#43 Post by Chris Stavros » Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:49 am

Yes, they are.
Ironically, I ordered them understanding they would have 13mm heads, but when they arrived "Bingo"...14mm heads. Oddly enough, it was free shipping for four bags of 3 bolts (totaling 12). But, when you order 25 bolts, they will charge you $35USD for shipping. I figure I'll most likely never need more than 12 bolts, even if I give some away,...but you just never know.

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

#44 Post by Jan Kolm » Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:31 pm

Hugo Karasawa wrote:Which cars had originally this bolt?

Chris, thanks again.
My '60 had this brass bolt, as well as a steel weld nut with a brass threaded insert.
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Re: BRASS 14MM (head) battery ground strap bolt for a 356A

#45 Post by Hugo Karasawa » Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:16 pm

Today I received the M8x20 14mm Hex head from Aliexpress.
I was reluctant to order from them because in the Spec's drawing it said 13mm head.
But like Chris said:

....WHAM...14mm. Yay!!

Chris thanks again for posting and giving the vendor.

I will try to post a better picture, this one with my phone.
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