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    The ongoing saga of the "Trafalgar Bottle Cap"

    So...a few months ago I was "fortunate" to have discovered/acquired a genuine Trafalgar Bottle for my BN6. Through the assistance of this forum (thanks everyone!) I was able to also acquire a reproduction of the metal bottle holder and the Trafalgar decal that goes on the cap. The remaining item I needed was the cap itself. With all of the bottles and caps being produced worldwide and the use of Google I figured it shouldn't be a problem to find a modern metal screw-on cap that would fit... right?

    Famous last words....

    I have spent the last two months trying to find a cap that fits. I now have an extensive collection of different caps in different sizes and none of them fit. The closest I've found is 58-400 (which stands for a 58mm cap diameter and a 400 thread pattern - something I certainly didn't know before I started this quest!) but it is too small. The next size up from that one is a 63-400 and that one is too large. I've kinda reached the end since I've not found a company that manufactures or or a product that uses a cap in a size between 58mm and 63mm.

    Recognizing that this bottle was manufactured by a British company I'm guessing that it may have been sized in inches instead of mm and that certainly complicates things even more since I've not yet found a company making caps in anything other than mm size.

    Any ideas, suggestions or advice on where to go from here would be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks!
    Chet

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    Re: The ongoing saga of the "Trafalgar Bottle Cap"

    Thanks for this information - very helpful! I had no idea that this was a cross-platform part as I thinking that it was unique to early Healey....

    Chet

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    Re: The ongoing saga of the "Trafalgar Bottle Cap"

    Quote Originally Posted by healeyblue View Post
    That is quite the staging and presentation for an old car part.

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