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.