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Re: [Spridgets] Brake fitting threads

To: "Mark A. O'Neil" <mark.a.oneil@Dartmouth.EDU>, "Frank Clarici"
Subject: Re: [Spridgets] Brake fitting threads
From: "Paul Asgeirsson" <PAsgeirsson@worldnet.att.net>
Date: Sun, 23 Sep 2007 13:51:16 -0700
Hi Mark,

I think you'll need what's known as a "Bottoming tap."  Otherwise you won't
get enough of the tap in the fitting to do any good.

If they don't have one, you can make one from a regular tap.  Just grind a
bunch off the tapered end until it works right.

Paul A

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mark A. O'Neil" <mark.a.oneil@Dartmouth.EDU>
To: "Frank Clarici" <spritenut@comcast.net>
Cc: <spridgets@autox.team.net>; <mgs@autox.team.net>
Sent: Saturday, September 22, 2007 7:32 PM
Subject: Re: [Spridgets] Brake fitting threads

> On Sep 22, 2007, at 10:18 PM, Frank Clarici wrote:
> > 3/8 x 24 but it is a tapered pipe thread so only chase the first
> > few threads and it will be fine.
> Thanks Frank!
> I'll hit the hardware store for a die tomorrow.

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