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AN Airframe BoltsAerospace hardware, primarily AN (Air Force/Navy), MS (Military Specification) and NAS (National Aerospace Standard) and used throughout the racing industry, have been around for over 30 years. This basic group of fasteners have remained unchanged because of their rigid quality control standards and they do the job!
The AN hex head, fine thread, aircraft-spec bolts, have a minimum tensile strength of 125,000 psi, and a minimum shear strength of 75,000 psi. Superior to "Grade 8" tension bolts, for almost all shear load race car applications.
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Proper use of these AN bolts requires the use of washers.
Elastic self locking nuts are available in both a standard height and a thin versions (approximately 25 - 30% thinner)
Jam nuts, used for locking the threaded portion a rod-end bearing, in both right and left handed , SAE fine threads. Starting at 1/4"-28 and running through 3/4"-16. Note, with their narrow width and fewer threads to torque, they should be replaced often.
Jet nuts are a reduced hexagon, self locking, reduced height nut, used in reduced clearance or high heat applications. Available from -3 (10-32UNF) to -8 (1/2-20UNF) sizes, plus various metric sizes. The method of locking is by an elliptically deformed head, and repeated use will diminish it's locking capability while being harsh on threads. If you have an application that requires repeated removal of a fastener, such as on a gearbox cover, the standard AN self locking nut would be a better alternative.
Aluminum Aero washers
provide a larger clamping and the clean airflow when using button head
socket cap fasteners, as in wing end plates.
1/4" ID Part# 3Z1569
plated, Captive (safety) Washers
5/16"ID, 7/8"OD, .170"
thick Part #1Z2531
& Betts Ty-raps
Stocked in black, UV and weather resistant MX series. ( ) package size
TY23MX - 1/16" to 5/8" bundle range, .094" width,
3.62" length (100) #1U2144
Frequent body panels removal, requires a quick release fastening method
Captive Hood Pins. Sold in pairs, these
heavy-duty, captive latch, stainless steel hood pin assemblies, never have you looking
for the clevis pin. The 1/4" steel, spring loaded clevis pin always stays
attached to the stainless steel retainer plate, which is riveted or bolted to
the hood surface. The 7/16" diameter pin is 4-1/2" long.
Terry Body and Bonnet spring and
Hook. (sold in pairs)
This steel slide latch comprises of a sliding bar, attached to a housing / mounting plate, which would be riveted to a panel. This assembly engages onto a bush which is fastened (3/16") to a support member.
These natural rubber, double ends male/male, vibration mounts are designed to absorb the transmission of vibration between your vehicle and whatever piece of equipment that it is mounted to. 50 durometer for use up to 1500 F. Also used as a power takeoff point, when wiring gauge and switch panels.
Call for metric, other thread sizes or styles.
Safety Wire. Stainless steel annealed
type 302, used to secure bolts or hardware subject to vibration. Available in 1 lb.
dispenser can. MS20995.
Safety Wire, .025", Part #9U1837