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What does 5/16NF translate to? I have a home depot nearby, and I don't recall seeing nf. I have seen 5/15 18 or 24, but no NF, what TPI rating is that?


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Also does anyone know what a westerbeke 63B was before It was labeled westerbeke? I want to buy some engine spare parts, and the markup on the parts is stupid.


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NF is "National Fine" and relates to the 24 TPI threads
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Not sure about what your engine was before, but my Westerbeke M35B used to be a Universal. Also, the block is labeled "Kubota." Maybe yours is a Kubota, too.

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NF (National Fine) is obsolete nomenclature. UNF is more common. It will be 24 TPI.

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These companies got blocks from all over. My W58 was a Mitsubishi tractor engine block. Apparently these tractors where not sold in North America (too small?). I had no luck finding parts from non-Marine sources.

After the refit we have decided to sell Ainia. We want something smaller that would be could for the light summer winds of Lake Ontario, although we plan to spend at least a couple of winters in the Caribbean before heading north.
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Last year I bought myself a couple of presents that I should have bought myself decades ago. THREAD PITCH GAUGES. Little metal tongues, like feeler gauges, but these are all the same thickness and have teeth cut in the sides of them. One SAE, one metric. All of about $5 each on Amazon because the big box hardware stores never seem to have them.

Now, I can interrogate a strange bolt or screw and force it to talk.(G)

Amazon is apparently planning to eat Grainer's lunch, with amazonsupply.com which started with their purchase of smallparts(.com) who were the quiet little mail-roder go-to source for all sources of widgets for many years. These were from the regular Amazon though, and any real auto parts shop should also have them on hand.
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These companies got blocks from all over. My W58 was a Mitsubishi tractor engine block. Apparently these tractors where not sold in North America (too small?). I had no luck finding parts from non-Marine sources.
How did you work out the brand? where on the block should I look?
Anything that will be a dead giveaway?


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