Re: C64/VIC shell screw sizes

From: Gerrit Heitsch <>
Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2012 19:25:41 +0100
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On 01/19/2012 02:27 AM, Justin wrote:

> Be aware that thread pitches are different for metric and US screws, and that due to manufacturing variability and tolerances, screws that technically have the same thread pitch may still fit slightly tight or loose.  The 64 probably uses screws made to US specs rather than metric.

They probably designed it US screws since that part was done in the USA. 
But when it came to making it, I'd say the plants used whatever was 
available locally and fit. Remember, the C64 was made all over the world 
including Germany, Hong Kong and the UK. On first insertion, the screws 
cut their thread into the plastic of the case so there is no need to get 
too specific.


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