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#1 posted 02-09-2018 09:49 PM

This may sound a bit odd but just may work.

Wrap a small cylinder of modeling clay in plastic cling wrap and press it into the threads on about 1/8 – 1/4 of the inside diameter of the nut and then gently lift it out. Even if you cannot get it all the way to the bottom of the threads, you should at least be able to measure the pitch. Then try it again with a smaller piece of clay to get the depth of the threads.

Or make a screw/nut set to your own specs and turn the nut down to a thin walled sleeve that can be glued into the bored out hole of the original nut. This would best be done with some good hardwood to keep the threads intact.

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