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  1. #1
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    "Harry's Nuts"

    ex Africa semper aliquid novi

    "There is always something new out of Africa" - even in slot racing

    Samson Classics is pleased to announce a new product that will be in raceways soon.

    Branded as "Classi-Parts", these are called "Harry's Nuts". They represent a significant change in guide attachment design, possibly the first since we stopped melting screws into the post and started using a nut.



    "Harry" was a friend of mine in South Africa, who made the first of this design. These nuts have been used there for some years, but are new to the US market.

    Available in aluminum or brass, CNC-machined for superior accuracy and alignment, these nuts are driven from the top rather than from the edge as with other hex-designs. This allows the nut to be larger in diameter for greater guide stability, and also means that they fit lower and can be more easily mounted and adjusted, as there is no need for space around the nut for the wrench. Especially on cut-down guides, this is a major advantage.

    Additionally, the nuts are relieved in the underside so that the contact patch is restricted to the outer periphery of the nut, and the relief also allows space for those pesky little slivers of nylon that often come off a new guide thread.

    The brass versions weigh just over 1 gram each; the aluminum parts are just under 1/2 gram each.

    The drivers are branded as "Classi-Tools":



    Initially these are available in plain finish only, with stainless steel drive pins assembled. On special order we can add a hole and setscrew on the back end to accommodate a hex driver, to turn this into a combination tool. Just specify the hole size needed (2mm for Koford tips, 3mm for Hudy tips, or 3/32" for some others).

    MSRP on these will be as follows:

    Aluminum nuts: $1.59 each, or $8.49 for a pack of six (packed with individual header cards)
    Brass nuts: $1.75 each, or $9.45 for a six-pack (packed with individual header cards)
    Combo pack (three aluminum, three brass): $8.95 (packed with individual header cards)

    Drivers: $6.95 each (packed with individual header cards) Hex driver holes added for $1.95 extra.

    Driver with six aluminum nuts: $14.95 (packed with individual header cards)
    Driver with six brass nuts: $15.89 (packed with individual header cards)
    Driver with three of each: $15.49 (packed with individual header cards)

    Regular discounts on the packs and quantity discounts on the individual nuts will be available to bonafide raceways. Please contact:

    Dennis Samson email: samsonclassics@gmail.com, or by PM here.
    Herman James email hermsho@comcast.net, or by PM here

    Thanks for looking.
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    Dennis Samson

    Scratchbuilding is life
    Life is scratchbuilt

    Samson Classics

  2. #2
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    Love Harry's Nuts

    Great product, sold them to retro racers who came to our 6 hour enduro.

    Keep up the good work

    Quote Originally Posted by gascarnut View Post
    ex Africa semper aliquid novi

    "There is always something new out of Africa" - even in slot racing

    Samson Classics is pleased to announce a new product that will be in raceways soon.

    Branded as "Classi-Parts", these are called "Harry's Nuts". They represent a significant change in guide attachment design, possibly the first since we stopped melting screws into the post and started using a nut.



    "Harry" was a friend of mine in South Africa, who made the first of this design. These nuts have been used there for some years, but are new to the US market.

    Available in aluminum or brass, CNC-machined for superior accuracy and alignment, these nuts are driven from the top rather than from the edge as with other hex-designs. This allows the nut to be larger in diameter for greater guide stability, and also means that they fit lower and can be more easily mounted and adjusted, as there is no need for space around the nut for the wrench. Especially on cut-down guides, this is a major advantage.

    Additionally, the nuts are relieved in the underside so that the contact patch is restricted to the outer periphery of the nut, and the relief also allows space for those pesky little slivers of nylon that often come off a new guide thread.

    The brass versions weigh just over 1 gram each; the aluminum parts are just under 1/2 gram each.

    The drivers are branded as "Classi-Tools":



    Initially these are available in plain finish only, with stainless steel drive pins assembled. On special order we can add a hole and setscrew on the back end to accommodate a hex driver, to turn this into a combination tool. Just specify the hole size needed (2mm for Koford tips, 3mm for Hudy tips, or 3/32" for some others).

    MSRP on these will be as follows:

    Aluminum nuts: $1.59 each, or $8.49 for a pack of six (packed with individual header cards)
    Brass nuts: $1.75 each, or $9.45 for a six-pack (packed with individual header cards)
    Combo pack (three aluminum, three brass): $8.95 (packed with individual header cards)

    Drivers: $6.95 each (packed with individual header cards) Hex driver holes added for $1.95 extra.

    Driver with six aluminum nuts: $14.95 (packed with individual header cards)
    Driver with six brass nuts: $15.89 (packed with individual header cards)
    Driver with three of each: $15.49 (packed with individual header cards)

    Regular discounts on the packs and quantity discounts on the individual nuts will be available to bonafide raceways. Please contact:

    Dennis Samson email: samsonclassics@gmail.com, or by PM here.
    Herman James email hermsho@comcast.net, or by PM here

    Thanks for looking.

  3. #3
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    Fantastic stuff!!!!!!!!!!
    Sincerely,

    Jeff Strause

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Irvine, CA
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    Pirated parts warning

    It took some time, but there are now pirated versions of these nuts being shown on a German Facebook page.

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    Please note:

    1. These parts were made without my knowledge or permission. Whether that worries you or not is up to you, just so long as you know that it happened.

    2. The nuts have a METRIC thread, and therefore will not work in place of one of the original "Harry's nuts" on an existing guide, nor with the guide threaders we normally use that have a #10-32 thread. You would need to use one of the presumably also pirated threaders shown by the same company.
    Dennis Samson

    Scratchbuilding is life
    Life is scratchbuilt

    Samson Classics

  5. #5
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    Apr 2007
    Location
    St. Catharines, Ontario Canada
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    I got some nuts and tools from Dennis a few weeks ago and I love these things! They seem to go together much better than conventional nuts and clear the body of the guide perfectly. I am a believer in Harry's Nuts!!

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