So you can put a “nut 7/16” 1/4-24 UNF NOS" on ebay - 51 years old and always well-kept in the oil pan of a Jaguar!
Aren’t these cars just great? - Who knows which other parts we’re driving around without even knowing? And how cool must these workers at the conveyor belts have been back in the days “Ahhhm, sorry Pete, seems I lost a nut down here …” - “Where about?” - “About here … maybe …” - “What did it sound like?” - “Uhhh … like ‘ding-ding-a-ding’” - “Don’t worry, mate! It’ll find its way to the oil pan … maybe someone will find it in a few years and wonder what it is … bruhaahhh!”
Only this summer I started filling a box with strange parts from my cars. Up to now I only have collected witnesses of disaster like gearbox caps shorn off or horrible attempts of bodging a pressure pin for a slave clutch cylinder. An original bolt from the production line would probably make it on my desk.
Good luck and keep up the work, David!
75 XJ6L 4.2 auto (UK spec)