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hoogerbooger

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Sleeve nuts for 4CA ignition plate - replacements ?
« on: 14 June, 2018, 11:31:02 »
mine are mashed and I need replacements to check/replace points & condenser. Will be a pliers job getting them off then they'll be dead.

Spent a few hours searching on line last night with no joy.

If anyone knows a supplier I'd be happy to hear.


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Re: Sleeve nuts for 4CA ignition plate - replacements ?
« Reply #1 on: 14 June, 2018, 22:12:13 »
Ordinary hexagon nuts instead?

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Re: Sleeve nuts for 4CA ignition plate - replacements ?
« Reply #2 on: 14 June, 2018, 23:09:24 »
looks a very close fit. Not sure could get to & adjust. Also not sure what the thread is. But if you know otherwise.

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Re: Sleeve nuts for 4CA ignition plate - replacements ?
« Reply #3 on: 15 June, 2018, 09:32:29 »
Yes, just had a look at mine.  A few months ago I thought I'd try ordinary nuts, but haven't got round to it, and, as you say, it might be difficult to get access with a spanner. From memory, I think they're 4BA, but I'm not certain.

My sleeve nuts are round section with a slot for tightening/loosening, which seems to me an odd design. I have several washers underneath in order that the slot is proud of the top of the screw so that I can get a screwdriver on. The slot seems to me not a very robust design, easily chewed up.

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Re: Sleeve nuts for 4CA ignition plate - replacements ?
« Reply #4 on: 15 June, 2018, 21:03:22 »
Yes mine similar. Except they're mashed and not proud anymore despite washers.

I can only presume they used this design as spanners/sockets can't get there.

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Re: Sleeve nuts for 4CA ignition plate - replacements ?
« Reply #5 on: 26 June, 2018, 19:20:35 »
I've been looking but still haven't found a source for these

If anyone knows where I can get replacements it would be appreciated

( or anything else I can replace them with ?)


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Re: Sleeve nuts for 4CA ignition plate - replacements ?
« Reply #7 on: 26 June, 2018, 21:05:53 »
Thanks Julian

No those are the pillar bolts....but looks like part 14 on this draganfly link is the same as I need:

https://draganfly.co.uk/index.php/a65anda50/category/1333-timing-cover-contact-breaker

and they now seem to have them in stock. so I should now be sorted.

Brill

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Re: Sleeve nuts for 4CA ignition plate - replacements ?
« Reply #8 on: 26 June, 2018, 22:28:38 »
They appear to show them in stock at Ripe Motors:

http://www.ripemotorcycles.co.uk/RIPE%20unit.htm

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Re: Sleeve nuts for 4CA ignition plate - replacements ?
« Reply #9 on: 27 June, 2018, 06:59:57 »
ps. It's item LU169194

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Re: Sleeve nuts for 4CA ignition plate - replacements ?
« Reply #10 on: 27 June, 2018, 12:22:45 »
I contacted them a couple of weeks ago & have chased. They said they'd search. Sounds like if they still have them they are buried somewhere not easy to find ( when the weather is so nice!)
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Re: Sleeve nuts for 4CA ignition plate - replacements ?
« Reply #12 on: 28 June, 2018, 15:28:29 »
I've just ordered 5 pairs of sleeve nuts from the US for $15. Actually, I've got my daughter to order them since the postage to where she lives in the US is only $3! All she now has to do is to slip them into the next letter she sends home.