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Old 09-14-2006, 06:50 PM   #1
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Ok so I went to Home-Depo, Autozone, Napa and NONE of them had a 23/32 drill bit nor did any of them have a -8an or -10an braied line nor did they have any items for a braied feed line.... sigh... so i was going to buy that kit from JSG or whatnot but their site seems to be down and even with that kit I still need a 23/32 drill bit.

*doh wish i could edit the title Im an idot I mean Oil Pan not Oil Drain Pan... crap to many hours working at Oil Can Henrys with their stupid call downs "Oil Pan Drain Plug" ahh cursed*
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Most rental centers will rent a 1/2" NPT Tap and drill bit.
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Old 09-14-2006, 08:07 PM   #3
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Most rental centers will rent a 1/2" NPT Tap and drill bit.
23/32" isnt really the same size as a 1/2" is it?
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go to the local fastenal the home crapo or auto nothing never have anything i need either you need to identify the stores in your area that deal in real nuts and bolts stuf esp for fittings. I got my lines made at the local parker store. any hydraulic place should be able to do the same and even some speed shops.
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I didn't have any luck finding that drill bit at any store, even the mom and pop ones. If your not in a hurry to install it might be easy to order it online. I was told to check a plumbing store, but I never did. As for the braided line I went to my local speed shop, but not all areas have one. Good luck!
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doh wish i could edit the title Im an idot I mean Oil Pan not Oil Drain Pan
All fixed :gay:
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as for the braided lines said F it going to just use the stock line but none the less still need a freaking 23/32 bit.. Napa had one but was like 35 bucks or some crap cus it was a "real" nice one. So if I cant find this stupid bit is there any other options or ghetto ways to do this?
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I went to sears and got a 7/8ths inch step bit. Was titanium coated and cost $40, so obviously not the bit for you. But if you could find a step bit like it for less will work. Far from the best method, but it got the job done. And 23/32 is closer to 3/4. Half would be 16/32. I think 3/4 is too large tho.
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Now does everyone see why I offer to send my bit and tap out to everyone?
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Surprised you are having trouble finding the bit. It is a standard size for the 1/2" NPT fitting. Seems any plumbing shop would have them. Was offered one at NAPA when doing the first oil pan tap and bought the 1/2 x 3/4 fitting. Already had a complete bit set and didn't need another one.

If nothing else: http://cgi.ebay.com/23-32-Drill-bit-...QQcmdZViewItem

Also works with the $3 1/2 x 5/8 fitting at Home Depot. Will probably only use it one time in your life, the aluminum is very easy to drill into and super quality is not needed.
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I had better luck finding a 11/16" bit. Which is a 22/32", close enough.

But my offer always stands for people to borrow my set if they promise to return it. 2 people have taken me up on that so far, and I did Newbsauce's with it, and will probably loan it to Rappadan next weekend.
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Surprised you are having trouble finding the bit. It is a standard size for the 1/2" NPT fitting. Seems any plumbing shop would have them. Was offered one at NAPA when doing the first oil pan tap and bought the 1/2 x 3/4 fitting. Already had a complete bit set and didn't need another one.

If nothing else: http://cgi.ebay.com/23-32-Drill-bit-...QQcmdZViewItem

Also works with the $3 1/2 x 5/8 fitting at Home Depot. Will probably only use it one time in your life, the aluminum is very easy to drill into and super quality is not needed.

yeah got the 1/2 x 3/4 fitting sadly they were out of the copper ones so i got the steel one for like 5 bucks but the only 23/32 they have is like super nice and spendy and well for a one time use I dont really want that.
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