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APPRENTICE VACANCY – STOREMAN/DRIVER


THOMAS SMITH FASTENERS (www.thomassmithfasteners.com) in Blantyre, G72 0JP, is a busy bolt and nut distributor and due to expansion are looking to employ an Apprentice who will eventually learn all aspects of the business.

You will assist in serving at the Trade Counter, making up customer orders plus receiving and checking goods in. Similarly, you will be involved with despatching goods being sent out by Carrier/Courier.

Some tasks involve heavy lifting, and a good understanding of verbal and written English is essential.

Good computer skills are an advantage but training on the company software will be given. Formal educational qualifications and a clean driving licence is an advantage.

We have a very small turnover of staff and there is excellent potential for advancement into the Sales Office.

Hours: Monday to Friday; 8.30am to 5.00pm (30 minutes lunch).  40 hours per week.

Rate of Pay: Competitive depending on experience.

Apply for an Application form to Sheila Park, Branch Manager; sheila.park@thomassmithfasteners.com

Tel: 01698 826464

Classic Ferrari 365-GTC4 Restoration – Part 12

Much work has taken place on the engine at Headshop UK (https://www.head-shop-uk.co.uk/car-engine-reconditioning-services

The main assembly has continued smoothly.

All fasteners required were provided by https://www.thomassmithfasteners.com/

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.

The engine rebuild continued without too many issues apart from a challenge posed by the distributor. Ferrari engine specialists wanted a lot of money and local distributor experts were not prepared to face the challenges that a V12 distributor might throw at them.

John and his team were not fazed, and proceeded to ultrasonic clean and replace parts with the standard dizzy kit and a new rotor arm and cap. The distributor was calibrated in house with their Sun machine.

Soon after the engine rebuild was complete and it is time for testing the engine on Headshop UK’s dyno:

The engine is now in storage waiting for the rest of the car. 

Aston Martin Classic Car Restoration – 5/16 BSF Pulley Dowel Pin

5/16 BSF Pulley Dowel Pin / Tapered one side

This bespoke item has been manufactured on site for a Classic Aston Martin restoration project.

Look closely and you will see a fine taper on one side. In the pulley world, a “pin” is a precisely-cut cylinder that links to the engineering standards of a specific belt type.

BSF / BSW / BA were used in many known expensive Classic Cars and are in short supply in the UK. We pride ourselves of being to supply these parts either from our vast range of stocks or manufactured in house.

Due to our expertise and ever growing machinery we are able to offer a huge range of products to various different industries. I.e. Classic Car Restorations, Oil & Gas, Construction, Heritage Rail , Offshore, Nuclear and many more.

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5/8 UNF WHEEL NUT GR8

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5/8 UNF Wheel Nut Grade 8 manufactured for one of our Tractor Restoration customers.

This bespoke item was identified in house by our QA team, a drawing was then produced which enabled precise manufacture.

Due to our expertise and ongoing machinery improvements we are able to offer a huge range of products to various different industries. I.e. Classic Car Restorations, Oil & Gas, Construction, Heritage Rail , Offshore, Nuclear and many more.

If you have any enquires or questions please contact our sales team today.

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    Valve Casting Stud – EN24T

    Another beautiful piece of work that has been manufactured in house for one of our customers last week.

    This was a special order for a Valve Casting Stud EN24T. Manufactured to a high spec drawing with tight tolerances.

    We are continually improving our manufacturing capabilities which allows us to supply more of the weird and wonderful fasteners in various shapes and sizes.

    EN8 BSF Bar Turned Nuts “Made in the UK”

    We deal with a wide range of customers from the DIY expert to high end blue chip companies looking for top quality products from standard mild steel to exotic materials. Thomas Smith Fasteners is a unique company as we are both a stockist and a manufacturer which gives us capacity to supply more or less any fastener.

    Our supply range of fasteners is huge with customers based in the motor industry. Particularly the Classis Car restoration sector, where customers are looking for the highest quality products.

    BSF / BSW / BA were used in many known expensive Classic Cars and are in short supply in the UK. We pride ourselves of being to supply these parts either from our vast range of stocks or manufactured in house.

    Take a look at the BSF bar turned single chamfered nuts we recently manufactured to a customer drawing in Chemical Black. These are the bees knees of nuts!

    Motorsport Project 1 1/2″ BSF Special Machined Stud – EN19T

    Look at this magnificent part manufactured for a Motorsport project!

    We were given a very worn sample of the 1 1/2″ Stud which was measured, tested and inspected by our qualified Engineers and QA team.

    A drawing was then produced and approved allowing us to manufacture this impressive stud to a very high standard.

    Check out our previous blogs to see the vast range of products we can produce and supply.

    3/8 BSF Slotted Dog Point Grub Screw High Tensile

    This week we supplied a new customer with some 3/8 BSF Slotted Dog Point Grub Screws for a Tractor restoration project.

    Our customer wasn’t sure of the exact sizes so we obtained a sample to be measured and tested by our QA team. A drawing was then created and parts were manufactured by our sister company Smith Bullough.

    We are continually improving our manufacturing capabilities which allows us to supply more of the weird and wonderful fasteners.