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Windscreen screws

Windscreen Screws

Hi to all, I hope that someone out there is going to be able to help me on
the following on a 140 OTS
First, can someone cofirm that the machine screws used to bolt the wind
screen asembly together are #8 32 TPI with an undersized #6 oval head.
Theses should be either chromed or polished ss and for flat screwdiver not
Phillips. If above spec is correct does anyone know were I can get them. I
have tried XK Unlimited, Guy Broad and British Auto and none of them have
them. I have tried a few yachting type suppliers and they have the correct
screw except with standard size head. I have found a supplier in Chesapeake
Virginia who said he may be able to get some made for me but there would be
a minimum order which will be far in excess of the 8 or 10 that I need. Is
anyone else in need of these and would be intersted in buying some from me
if I have to make a special order. There are 2 machine screws on each side
of windscreen that hold hooks for securing soft top. I think these # 10
screws with 32 TPI with undersized #8 oval head. Can someone who knows
these things confirm that I have it correct. I have the same questions.
Where can I get a few of these and would anyone else like some if I make a
special order. - Neville Laing

Neville: The screws you are looking for are available in stainless at, MSC,
PO Box 13334,
Pittsburgh, PA 15243. 1-800-359-7166. I have used them for many difficult
to find sizes. At worst you may have to grind the heads down a bit to match
the smaller British size. There's enough material to work with to deepen
the slot and polish them up to look just like chrome. They are also the
source for just about every spring in an XK, all done in stainless. - Good
Luck,   Dick Cavicke

Neville asked 23 MAy about 140 windscreen frame screws. Neville, I cannot
answer your question. I can provide some background that might lead you
closer to an answer. First, the 120 and 140 windscreens were basically the
same, but the screws differed in some cases in detail. Second, the details
are as follows:  Screws for securing windscreens to side pillars - XK120
and XK140: C 2015/9 x 2 set screws securing windscreen to side pillars; C
2015/10 x 2 ditto ditto Screws for attaching hooks: XK120 --C 2015/5 x 3
securing hook to centre pillar as for XK140. BD 3539/1 x 4 (note different
part no. from the 140). XK140 --C 2015/5 x 1 securing hook to centre
pillar. D 3539/2 x 4 securing hooks to side pillars. So you can see what on
a 120 you could compare them with. Sadly, the part nos. indicate that these
were special and not standard products, so we cannot use the coding to find
out anything. Rob Reilly commented a while back: " Unfortunately there are
many bolts not in this list for which the part no. is of the format C.####.
These are specials that were made especially for Jaguar or were modified by
Jaguar from a standard bolt. Putting a hole through a bolt for a split pin
would be an example. To determine if any of these were hardened or HTS
bolts we would have to check them individually." I can add with a fair bit
of confidence that these parts were note used anywhere else on any XK. -
Regards, John Elmgreen

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