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Dash Securing Screws

Dash Securing Screws

My dash is currently held on by slot head screws which work but don't look
the part. Can anybody suggest where I may find a pair of these (the
bakelite headed ones sitting at top right and left of centre panel. Screws
from MKII look right but are way too short. I tried Guy Broad but no luck.
Happy to buy if somebody has a few spare.
-Bruce Lake
140 FHC-54
MKII -1959

Hi Bruce,

I noticed your XK lovers email relating to securing screws. As far as I am
aware, the XK140 ones are of a brass type with the screw length approx 3.5
mm. XK150 ones are of a black Bakelite material type and approx 2.5 mm
screw length The XK140 ones are £7.10 each plus the dreaded VAT and
carriage and these are available from Coventry Auto Components Tel: 01203
471217 (sorry no email yet). Hope this helps.

Dave Roche

you can make servicable but non-authentic replacements by using the black
plastic terminal nuts from a 6 volt rectangular lantern battery and lengths
of machine screws "Loctited" on until the correct screw heads come your
way. Look out for the judges though,
-John Morgan

British Auto USA has XK140 "instrument panel thumb screws", part number
BD8897. I don't have a their current price list. The 1991 list shows them
at $20.ea; I would hope the price has since come down.

British Auto, 92 Londonderry Turnpike, Manchester, New Hampshire 1-800-452-4787
- DIck Cavick

In a reply to Dave Roche, Bruce Lake suggested that British value-added-tax
(VAT) applies to orders exported from the U.K.. This is not the case.
- Brian Pel

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