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Old 05-30-2008, 10:24 PM   #1
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I didn't want to take over his listing so check the link above.

Just wondering if anyone else has tried the the "hole saw" to tap the pan?

Since I am unable to find a proper sized tap around here, I am thinking that this may be an option, maybe a bit unprofessional but if the JB weld will hold on then then may not be too crazy...
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you still need to tap the hole with a hole saw....i wouldn't feel comfortable with the pilot bit extending so far beyond the hole saw part. I'd rather use a uni-bit. But like i said, you really wanna tap the hole.
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Unibit is still going to protrude further into the pan than I'm comfortable with.
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you could replace the pilot with a piece of 1/4" drill rod. Found at your local production tool supply or grainger. I was told by a machinist that the hole saw is inappropriate, firstly because of the chatter on the thin sheet metal of the pan, and secondly because it would leave a jagged and unruly surface for the tap, not a clean drilled hole like a twist drill bit.
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Why is it so hard for people to get the right drill and tap to do this?
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If you seriously can't get the bit do it by hand. Drill a small pilot hole and get a hand reamer (probably get on cheap at Harbour Freight). Once you get the hole to the correct size use the fitting to cut threads and JB weld the **** out of it.

Seriously, get the right equipment and don't follow the above advice. Call up FM or BEGI and buy it from them.
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Someone or some people on this forum have 2 sets...1 from FM and the other from BEGi. I passed these along to members who needed them..FREE!!!
I EVEN PAID FOR THE SHIPPING!! With the condition that they pass it along to the next person in need. SO if you got one of these...please SPEAK UP.
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i don't understand people spending thousands on turbo equipment, and trying to cheap on the tools to do it right
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Someone or some people on this forum have 2 sets...1 from FM and the other from BEGi. I passed these along to members who needed them..FREE!!!
I EVEN PAID FOR THE SHIPPING!! With the condition that they pass it along to the next person in need. SO if you got one of these...please SPEAK UP.
I didn't get a set, but I will do the same with the set I get from BEGI. Way to pay it forward.
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