<VV> Nylock Nuts

rbuckridge at comcast.net rbuckridge at comcast.net
Mon Jun 7 19:53:41 EDT 2010

I guess that's why we used them on the headers. Stan Martino, the guy I was working with on the Cobras is an ex-NASA engineer and it was his idea to use them. 

Roy - Bayshore 
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jim Houston" <jhouston001 at cfl.rr.com> 
To: rbuckridge at comcast.net 
Cc: "Virtual Vairs" <virtualvairs at corvair.org> 
Sent: Monday, June 7, 2010 6:35:50 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern 
Subject: Re: <VV> Nylock Nuts 

"Distorted-thread Hex Lock Nuts" are referred to in aviation as "High 
temp" self locking nuts.  They are used in places where the temps 
involved would melt the nylon out of a nylock type self locking nut..   
They are also sometimes called "Jap" nuts (don't ask me why - I don't 
have a clue).. but, they are lighter than conventional nuts so when you 
are talking about something like a C5A, you are talking about a 
substantial weight savings.. 

Jim Houston

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