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#1 nicklouse

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Posted 12 January 2020 - 08:58 PM

Ok I have a set of taps and dies that are well old and of interesting quality.

 

So I am looking at buying a few quality sets (1st 2nd and 3rd taps) so if I need to make fresh threads I can.

 

UNF and UNC will do 90% of the main threads?

UNF

1/4

3/8

5/16

UNC

1/4

3/8

5/16

 

that it? Or too many or not enough!

are there any 1/4 UNC anywhere?

 

old Skool A engine and box.

 

oh forgot better sort drill as well.



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Posted 12 January 2020 - 09:14 PM

I think the speedo drive might be retained with 1/4 unc

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Posted 12 January 2020 - 09:38 PM

I think the speedo drive might be retained with 1/4 unc

been through the pages on Minispares and saw that as well.



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Posted 12 January 2020 - 10:29 PM

Those will cover like 90% of the car Nick.

I'd also suggest 7/16 and 1/2" UNF Die Nuts for some of the Suspension parts. Also, the Mains Bolts are 7/16" so a Tap for the Block would also be in order.

 

1/8" NPT Tap I find handy from time to time for the Oil Pressure Switch.



#5 nicklouse

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Posted 12 January 2020 - 10:59 PM

Cheers. Chris. Will pick those up later if I need them. 
 

lets see what they are like when they arrive. Cost more than buying a set but that was expected.

 

now to rant at suppliers that don’t actually provide fitting info for their kit. Need a good heat gun now.



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Posted 14 January 2020 - 07:00 AM

Hi Nicklouse,

I'm currently looking into buying the exact same equipment for my engine and gearbox builds. Have you ordered them in the UK or here in Germany?

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 07:24 AM

Ordered them from the Zollshop.de should have them here very soon will update with quality comments later.

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 09:01 AM

Looked into there offerings lately. Let's wait for your comments then ..

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 01:31 PM

Looked into there offerings lately. Let's wait for your comments then ..


They have arrived. Will open in a bit.

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 07:12 PM

Ok i have had the re threading kits from them before so i know what to expect from them but have included it for info.

 impressed that they came in their own boxes. will need to ID the boxes better as i an sure dirt will come into play soon.

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 07:20 PM

Is there some missing or are some 2step?
Have you taught about machine taps? They aren't conical so to tap right to the bottom of a hole for example.
Ps: not sure they are called like that in English tho...

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 07:27 PM

Is there some missing or are some 2step?
Have you taught about machine taps? They aren't conical so to tap right to the bottom of a hole for example.
Ps: not sure they are called like that in English tho...

Ben

that is how they come. UNC three as i believe you need to take it easier as the taper covers less threads so you need the second tap before the  Bottom tap. while the UNF you get to the full threads in one tap so the 2nd is not needed.

 

tap terminology as i know it Taper Tap; Plug Tap and Bottom Tap

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 07:31 PM

Is there some missing or are some 2step?
Have you taught about machine taps? They aren't conical so to tap right to the bottom of a hole for example.
Ps: not sure they are called like that in English tho...

Ben

 

 

"Start.............Second....and....Bottom.



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Posted 14 January 2020 - 07:36 PM


Is there some missing or are some 2step?
Have you taught about machine taps? They aren't conical so to tap right to the bottom of a hole for example.
Ps: not sure they are called like that in English tho...

Ben

that is how they come. UNC three as i believe you need to take it easier as the taper covers less threads so you need the second tap before the Bottom tap. while the UNF you get to the full threads in one tap so the 2nd is not needed.

tap terminology as i know it Taper Tap; Plug Tap and Bottom Tap
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Ah ok, was thinking of what we call machine taps here as they are a 1pass tap. But only know of metric versions, I'm sure unc unf exist, and are specially used for engine parts and other mechanical stuff. Usually used on a lathe or pillar drill/cnc machine.
Thanks for the 1/2/3 1/3 taps thing, was bugging me a little... 😅

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Posted 15 January 2020 - 02:54 AM

 

Is there some missing or are some 2step?
Have you taught about machine taps? They aren't conical so to tap right to the bottom of a hole for example.
Ps: not sure they are called like that in English tho...

Ben

 

 

"Start.............Second....and....Bottom.

 

 

I know them as Taper, Intermediate and Bottom or Plug.






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