M12 * 1mm pitch Anyone?
After getting all the rear bushes and bearings done on the back of my GTV, I decided to get the wheels aligned. Unfortunately the guys could not undo one of the lock nuts on the adjustable tie rod. No problem I thought, I will take the it off and undo it in a vice. I managed to undo the lock nut without too much effort but unfortunately the thread was stripped from the nut and the tie rod. Now, I have managed to get a replacement tie rod end but cannot source the lock nut.
I have been to many motor factors and phoned many fastener companies around the country but have not got further then a sharp intake of breath, 'don't do those sir' or 'yeh, they use funny pitch nuts the Italians'. Gave up on getting one from Alfa a while back now.
What I need is an M12 * 1mm pitch lock nut(nearside, normal thread direction I think), doesn't sound difficult but I can't find one, can anyone help??