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« Reply #15 on: August 02, 2007, 12:29:24 PM »

so do you prefer tubular tie rods and linkages over solid ones?
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« Reply #16 on: January 20, 2008, 07:23:40 PM »

just got my piece cant wait to start making these i know it going to be so much easier. Thanks Heymow Nation.
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« Reply #17 on: February 07, 2008, 08:02:03 PM »

great tip tom, ordered 2 8' sticks, one for a friend monday afternoon, and had them wednesday night, $42.00, thats with shipping and 3/8-24 left hand tap,n thanks for sharing!!
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« Reply #18 on: February 19, 2008, 09:52:41 PM »

Ok Guys I Need Help I Ordered A Length Of The Tubin Then Ordered 3/8 Left An Right Hand Tap An 3/8 Tie Rod Ends An Taped The Tube An Screwed The Ends In An After A Little Bit Of Turning The Wheel An Adjusting The Rodit Seems To Rip The Threads Out Iv Done Two Rods An Took My Time Im In No Rush At All. The Onlx Thing Is I Have No Jam Nuts But Fig That Just Rip The Threads Out More With The Added Pulling Force On The Tie Rod. Can Someone Help I Spent Hours In The Shop Trying Get My Front End Prefect An Tie Rods Are Stopping Me
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« Reply #19 on: February 19, 2008, 11:33:39 PM »

you did use 3/8-24 taps? which is fine threaded, the 3/8-16 taps are a course thread, that could be your problem! other than that cant think of a reason it didnt work! let us know!
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« Reply #20 on: February 20, 2008, 05:43:35 AM »

Use some cutting oil it makes a lot of difference in how your threads turn out,especially when making threads in aluminum,there is cutting oil just for aluminum and different stuff for mild steel.
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« Reply #21 on: February 20, 2008, 06:39:11 AM »

Ok Ill Check The Hardware Stores An Tractor Supply For The Oil. Yes I Ordered Fine Thread Taps An Tie Rods 3/8 X 24
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« Reply #22 on: February 22, 2008, 01:21:23 PM »

Ok Having Hard Time Finding Alum Cutting Oil. I Found Some For Steel But Thats All Is There Anything Else I Could Possibly Do
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« Reply #23 on: February 22, 2008, 02:59:20 PM »

So where did you order tube from and what is actual ID...?

Mc Master aluminum is usualy .327 ID which should work fine with 3/8" NF tap

3/8" NF tap requires 21/64ths or .332 (letter Q) Bit...

Perhaps your tubing ID is too large/out of spec..??

 
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« Reply #24 on: February 22, 2008, 04:43:49 PM »

I Got It From Them Using Part Number Off The Instructions. The Tap Is Tight In It An When I Srew The Tie Rod In It Prefect But As I Adjust It The Like Wear Out Of The Tube Intill They Just Pull Out
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« Reply #25 on: February 22, 2008, 06:12:34 PM »

I know it's a ridiculous question, but... How deep did you drill and tap it?? Sounds almost as if you're bottoming out on your thread and pushing them out. Should be about as deep as your hiem joints without the lock nut on it, to allow for taper on the end of the tap.
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« Reply #26 on: February 22, 2008, 06:16:40 PM »

i tap it the length of the tie-rod. With the tubing there is no reason to drill as the tap fits very nice in it already.
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« Reply #27 on: February 22, 2008, 11:04:19 PM »

If that bit that Squidd said to use is loose inside the tubing, you do not have enough meat inside that tube.
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« Reply #28 on: February 23, 2008, 09:45:10 AM »

Im Going To  Get A Q Bit An Try An See. the tubings inside is supposly .327 so i didnt think it needed to be drilled but at this point ill try anything
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« Reply #29 on: February 23, 2008, 10:31:42 PM »

Rapid Tap is a Multi Purpose tapping oil, good for all common metal types. It will be your very best bet. I agree with Squidd, your threads must not be quite deep enough or perhaps your tap is flawwed. A quick test is when you thread it in about half way there should not be much play in the threads. Back and Forth and Side to Side play should be minimal. 
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