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You know the little hand operated valve that switches the 318 fuel pick up from regular to reserve or off? It has a threaded post that protrudes through the dash tower and is held in place with a thin retaining nut. I need that nut. My JD dealer is less than useless when it comes to parts for my 318 even when the part's value is in hundreds of $$. They won't even talk to me about hardware. Does anyone have a PN for this nut? I couldn't find a part number and I'm afraid it may only be included with the whole assembly which costs aabout $38 and I don't need the valve! Is this something I could possibly find a good hardware store and if so what is proper name for this kind of hardware? Thanks all!
 

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It looks like this - similar to the flat nut holding the ignition switch in place.
 

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Check with your local Car Quest or NAPA auto parts store. They will probably have a nut that will fit. It may not be the thin pattern but a thicker nut won't hurt anything. If you must have the thin pattern just grind it to whatever thickness you need.

Mike
 

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Nothing at Lowes, Home Depot, NAPA or my 3 (usually great)independant hardware stores. This is beginning to drive me crazy! I can't even figure out the size/thread pattern because a regular thickness nut won't fit around the switch to test fit with. Does anyone know what size it is or what these nuts are even called? The NAPA guy said it was a PAL nut but that's not true....:thanku:
 

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Hi,

Take a look at: McMasterCarr.com

Search for: Thin nuts

They have a lot of different sizes. I would take a caliper and measure the od of the threaded portion of your valve and look at referance books to see what your measured dimension is closest to in threaded form.

Good luck.

chuckbob
 
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