I am so close to finishing my Winter project of restoring a Bolens 1050 with a Wisconsin TR-10D engine and I've hit a brick wall! One of the last things I needed to do was replace the breaker points in the TR-10D, but I lost the set screw that mounts the points assembly. No problem right? Well - like almost everything else in this restoration project I can't find a screw that fits. Grrrrr! The Wisconsin parts list says that a #8/32 x 5/16" screw is needed, but a #8 screw slides in and out and doesn't grab the threads in the hole. I can see the threads in the shallow hole, so they are not stripped. A #10 screw does the same thing and a #12 screw won't go in the hole. (I drove 18 miles to buy that one #12 screw that didn't work). Besides a #12 screw won't fit through the mounting hole in the base of the breaker points. I have crawled around on the garage floor looking for the original screw, I have searched through many cans and jars of old rusty screws and CANNOT find anything that fits.
Any insight to this problem would be greatly appreciated!!!! Paul