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syminborn2001 Simon Bourne
Country Durham, Durham, UK   GBR
1980 MG C-Type Midget "Matilda"
If I were to give you this link: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/machine-screws-10-pack-nuts-washers-m3-m4-m5-m6-a2-stainless-steel-bolts-mm-/232222994707?var=531432201877&hash=item361191b113:m:m7lxVXu9srZ4ng3ZcaABFqQ

And ask you which nuts/bolts I should be buying (size wise) to fit it to Matilda (my midget), what would you say?

God gave me a mouth for talking, I'm not sure why he gave me hands when it comes to any DIY.... please don't judge me ;o)

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TheLastDeadMouse Tim Vollmer
Potsdam, NY, USA   USA
If you have a set of calipers (or even an accurate ruler) the easiest way would be to measure the hole, then get the highest whole number below your measurement. Bolts are measured by the widest point of the thread, so a hole that's 10.5mm would fit a 10 mm bolt. If you don't have one, just bring it with you to your local auto parts or hardware store and see what fits.

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77Midget Y.. Lee
western, USA   USA
1977 MG Midget 1500 "Some Friend"
1996 Mercury Cougar "My Antique"
1998 Lincoln Mark Lt "Mark VIII"
2002 Subaru Forester "Suba One"    & more
hello Simon,

I fins that having one of these helps:

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mg man 75 maurice sallee
Campbellsville, Central Kentucky, USA   USA
Got a drill bit set. Use the bit to determine the hole size. Then use that info on bolt size. And also I love stainless bolt and screws. Put them on Midget for taillights etc so no rust stains on the lens etc. Maurice

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