COVID-19: Thomas Smith Fasteners are open for business

Update 25/03/2020

Thomas Smith Fasteners continue to monitor the outbreak of the Covid-19 (Coronavirus). We are following the Government guidelines in order to protect our staff’s health while trying to maintain our outstanding service to you, our customers. 

Placing your orders:
Our web shop is open 24/7 and monitored, please visit:
Items ordered via our web shop will be delivered, subject to carrier guidelines. We kindly ask for your understanding and support in these challenging times.

If you have any enquiries, we can be reached via our email address: (Wigan) (Glasgow)
It may take a little longer than usual to answer your enquiries, again we ask for your patience in this matter.

At present our Sales Team are available over the phone;
+ 44 1942 520 260 (Wigan) or +44 1698 826 464 (Glasgow)
However, some members of staff are now working from home, which could affect our response, we ask for your patience in this matter.

Strict changes, and Government Guidelines have been put into place to protect our staff and to keep up the day to day running of our business.

In this difficult situation, we would like to highlight that we are very proud of all our staff at Thomas Smith Fasteners who are working hard to ensure that our service and deliveries continue to service our customers during this challenging period. 

We thank you for your understanding and support and like to take this opportunity to wish you all good health. Take care of yourself and others.

Classic Ferrari 365-GTC4 Restoration – Part 10

Much work has taken place on the engine at Headshop UK ( following the last report in July 2017. The main assembly has continued smoothly

As always any fasteners required were provided by

with the specials and non-standards made within the group at our onsite workshop who re-engineered the studs and bolts to the specification required. The flywheel bolts produced by our factory are visible in the picture below.

The fly wheel bolts seen above were all manufactured in our factory.

The image below shows John, the boss, at Headshop UK working on the oil/water pump which is in a combined casting on this F 101 AC 001 Ferrari engine.

It was the failure of this pump which prompted the re-build when the oil and water was found to be mixed in the sump. Restoration experts claimed that it could be a cracked block or at the best a failed head gasket. John has proved his worth by finding the problem and arranging a cost-effective solution to fix this pump. The repair required a good clean, along with new bearings as the originals had disintegrated, and a replacement gasket and seal set.

More news about the engine rebuild to follow shortly.

BSF Classic Car Kits added to Online Shop

Many of our valued customers are classic car enthusiasts. After listening to customer requests, we have added BSF assorted fastener kits for classic car restoration to our online shop.

These are useful mixed packs of BSF Zinc Plated bolts, nuts and washers that are commonly used in classic car restoration for many manufacturers / models, including:

  • Morgan 4/4, F Series
  • Alvis 12/40, 12/50
  • Austin A30-A35
  • Triumph

Our assorted fastener packs come in a handy case and the range can be viewed here.

We are always updating and adding to our range. We listen to our customers – if there’s anything you’d like added, please contact us and we’ll be happy to help!

BSF Bolts and Nuts for Heritage Rail

heritage rail fasteners

We were delighted to receive an order from Fairbourne Railway for BSF bolts and nuts.

The fasteners are being used on their locomotive “Tony”.

The Fairbourne Railway has been running from Fairbourne village to the mouth of the Mawddach Estuary, connecting with the ferry to Barmouth for over 100 years. It started as a two foot gauge horse-drawn tramway which was then converted to a 15 inch gauge railway in 1916. The line in 1984 was completely re built to a 12.25 inch gauge.

New Assorted Kits added to Online Shop – Stainless Socket Screws

mixed kits of stainless steel socket cap screws

Due to popular demand, we have now introduced mixed kits of stainless steel socket cap screws, nuts and washers to our range, which are now listed on our online shop.

stainless socket cap screws mixed packs

Socket screws are also commonly known as allen bolts – a hexagon driving bit or allen key is used to tighten the screw.

A2 stainless steel offers commercial level corrosion resistance and a decorative appearance. Stainless steel socket cap screws are used in many sectors, from food and beverage industries to automotive. Our mixed packs are perfect for vehicle enthusiasts, as stainless socket cap screws are found in many popular cars and motorcycles.

The kits start from 105 pcs to 540 pcs and are packed in a durable case.

We offer a huge range of mixed fastener packs. If you can’t find what you need, contact us and we’ll be happy to help.