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Classic Ferrari 365-GTC4 Restoration – Part 10

Much work has taken place on the engine at Headshop UK (https://www.head-shop-uk.co.uk/car-engine-reconditioning-services) following the last report in July 2017. The main assembly has continued smoothly

As always any 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.

More news about the engine rebuild to follow shortly.

Vacancy – Fastener Sales Executive

Thomas Smith Fasteners are a very successful Fastener Distributor supplying standard and special fasteners both in UK & worldwide. Our customers include leading national and international companies in many industrial sectors including oil & gas, construction, off road vehicles along with niche specialist sectors in heritage rail and classic cars

Due to retirement the company are now looking to recruit a Fastener Sales Executive to work from our base in Hindley Green, Greater Manager.

This role will be mainly office based.

Key Responsibilities

To manage the key account list to maximise sales and profit. 

Identify new sales opportunities 

Follow up all enquiries and leads 

Visit existing and potential new customers

Criteria 

Must have a Dynamic & Charismatic personality

Sales / business development experience preferred

A Mechanical Engineering Degree or Diploma is preferred but a proven sales experience and a detailed interest in engineering could be considered.

Candidate must be hardworking, target-driven and be able to work as part of a team. 

Computer literate. 

Clean driving license.

We offer 

Competitive package for the correct candidate

Apply to Tim Garton, Director, for an application form 

Tim.garton@thomassmithfasteners.com

www.thomassmithfasteners.com

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.

Job Vacancy in Fastener Distribution – Fastener Team Member

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

or apply via email at sales@bokabolts.co.uk