Sourse for 3mmx8mm T10 torx bolts

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Ricardo Kuhn, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. Ricardo Kuhn

    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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    And NO McMaster-Carr does not have them..

    Basically I want to replace the Allen reservoir cap bolts with Torx on my HOPE brakes since they are far less prone to strip, but so far finding them has prove to be very challenging..
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  2. P B G

    P B G Long timer

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    How close are you finding?

    Sometimes with special lengths I end up cutting them down a bit from something like a 3x10 or whatever is closest.
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  3. Ricardo Kuhn

    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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    None at all so far
    But that is a good idea if I find only longer ones..
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  4. wee-twin

    wee-twin Been here awhile

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    Metricmcc.com . Not sure if they have what you need, but worth a look.
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  5. sailah

    sailah Lampin' it

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  6. Ricardo Kuhn

    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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  7. P B G

    P B G Long timer

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    Let me preface this with 7-11 does not have milk.
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  8. speedracertdi

    speedracertdi Been here awhile

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    And the Coke Slurppy is always broken. :eek1
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  9. Ricardo Kuhn

    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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    I just order the bolts, I forgot how painless is to order from this guys..
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  10. sailah

    sailah Lampin' it

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    I just got a McMaster box today, love those guys I wish they put bags of M&Ms like Max BMW does...

    They could not have an easier site to order from you are right about that, plus being in Pittsburgh when I order they are next day to my door.
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  11. stainlesscycle

    stainlesscycle Long timer

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    if you're anywhere near mcmaster-carr , you should really stop in there sometime. a pretty amazing setup they have... and yes, they do have a physical catalog, but i don't know why you'd ever wanna go through it - the website is beautiful, the printed catalog, although nice, is pretty monstrous...
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  12. P B G

    P B G Long timer

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    Hmm I'm right near their elmhurst location. Have never gone.
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  13. FatBob

    FatBob aka blinkerbob!

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    The printed catalog is great to browse through and find stuff you never thought you needed until you saw it. :lol3
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  14. Ricardo Kuhn

    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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    I got the bolts today and they work great, thanks again for all the help
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  15. dtysdalx2

    dtysdalx2 PITA but useful

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    They let you walk through the McMaster warehouse??? :huh Kinda like a retail section?

    Damn, I'd be like a kid in a candy store.
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  16. sailah

    sailah Lampin' it

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    +1 they better have a security guard there for me just in case I start humping things:D
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  17. stainlesscycle

    stainlesscycle Long timer

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    you can't walk through it - but you can see the whole deal from the floor and see how it works. think of a 48' high open warehouse with catwalks and 2 stories of open shelving with catwalks to access it..- kinda like a BIG library - and they actually have all the big stuff in the catalog sitting there all arranged in rows.... with neato conveyor setup for sending the boxes down.


    there's a few pics of a tiny portion of it in this photostream...
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/todbot/6642759045/

    i see from these pics they added a wall in will call area to semi-block the view of the warehouse..
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  18. pennswoodsed

    pennswoodsed lizards,bugs and me

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    You tube gold,no platinum there !
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