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.
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.
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.
Our sister company Boka Bolt Supplies, based in Runcorn, has a vacancy for an enthusiastic and capable person to join the team. You will need a good academic background, a keen interest in engineering coupled with an excellent personality, good communication and computer competence skills.
The job covers all aspects of the business which will include Sales, Purchasing, Stock Control, Warehouse, Van Driving.
Training will be given as required but a background in the fastener or engineering trade is an advantage.
Pay is according to your experience and capability.
Please apply for an application form to:
Richard Garton Boka Bolts (a division of Garton Ltd) 10 Cormorant Drive Picow Farm Rd, Runcorn WA7 4UD
Following a couple of quiet years the restoration project is now back on track. The engine is now being re-assembled by the technicians at Headshop UK in Warrington.
The bottom of the engine is finished and some more seals and chains need to be sourced to enable the work to continue. The Flywheel bolts will be from our own factory at Thomas Smith Fasteners in Greater Manchester.
The combined Oil/Water pump was initially thought to be a challenge but it looks a lot simpler with everything cleaned up.
No more hold ups are envisaged with the engine rebuild. More on the progress in the coming months, keep checking out the Thomas Smith Fasteners news blog!