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Buggered them threads

Postby 2002patrol » Sun May 31, 2015 4:14 pm



Removing the bearing retaining nut slightly damaged hub threads Wow very SOFT material. anyone had a clean up tap made up ya wanna sell? Book shows nut as on 41231-286-000 (ordered) 1982 INTERSTATE REAR RIM pm me Oh by the way my first post. Any ideas appreciated



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Re: Buggered them threads

Postby Dogsled » Sun May 31, 2015 4:23 pm

why the PM? just curious..... I'd like to know the answer too......
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Re: Buggered them threads

Postby AZgl1800 » Sun May 31, 2015 5:09 pm

I purposely refuse to use PMs unless the info is strictly private...

this is an open forum and the knowledge to be gained so that ALL readers, today, or a year from now, will be able to learn from the solutions provided.

therefore, any answer I give, will be in the threads...

as for fixing your problem, I don't have anything available at the moment. sorry about that.
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Re: Buggered them threads

Postby WingAdmin » Sun May 31, 2015 10:42 pm

That's a really huge item for a tap:



I don't know exactly what size it is, but any tap you buy is going to be a very huge one, and very expensive.

The hub itself is aluminum, so yes, it is soft - which is why staking it to hold that retainer in place works quite well.

My advice would be to either fix it (carefully) by hand, or...bite the bullet and hunt down a massive thread chaser tap that will do the job.

Alternatively, you could just replace the wheel itself - that might even be cheaper than buying a huge tap that would fit this thread.

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Re: Buggered them threads

Postby 2002patrol » Mon Jun 01, 2015 3:03 pm

Bought a dremel, gonna try to clean them threads up. If that fails...machine shop. Reason I mentioned pm was if anyone had made a tap and wanted to sell it, the private transaction price could remain private

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Re: Buggered them threads

Postby Mh434 » Mon Jun 01, 2015 3:25 pm

I'd be surprised if there even IS a tap that big out there. A talented person with a metric-cutting lathe could do it, though, provided there's enough left of the original threads to save. Using a lathe, the diameter of the threaded item is immaterial - only the pitch matters. Any competent machinist should be able to do something with it.

On the other hand, if you have a fine-cut triangular file (say, a needle file), and some time, you can probably get it back to useable shape. Go slowly, work carefully, and it'll work.

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Re: Buggered them threads

Postby Dave N » Mon Jun 01, 2015 6:45 pm

Here is something that may work to restore the internal threads.
http://victornet.com/detail/TF-50B.html

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Re: Buggered them threads

Postby Mh434 » Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:04 pm

Now, THAT'S a cool tool! I've never seen one of those before!!

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Re: Buggered them threads

Postby 2002patrol » Mon Jun 01, 2015 10:20 pm

Just what I need, ordered it and a thread file. Thanks

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Re: Buggered them threads

Postby 2002patrol » Fri Jun 05, 2015 8:50 pm

Cool tool Thanks Dave saved me $$$

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Re: Buggered them threads

Postby Dogsled » Sat Jun 06, 2015 9:22 am

maybe I missed it, but how did you know what the thread was to buy the tool to match, for it to cut right? That to did seem to be EXACTLY what you needed. I bookmarked that for future reference....it was a great find. I just hope you didn't bugger up the threads too bad so the tap (once cleaned up leaves you alot of solid material to hold tight.....aluminum can be funny stuff. What i'm saying is if enough thread is damaged and you tap it out. Just because you can screw the male end in doesn't mean you are getting full depth grip on such fine shallow thread. Aluminum needs good holding power all the way around for it to be effective.....
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Re: Buggered them threads

Postby 2002patrol » Sat Jun 06, 2015 9:38 pm

Update-internal thread tool restored threads.Tool somewhat difficult. To manipulate but accomplished job with minimal material removal,Assembly complete. Thread gauge and file confirmed pitch




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