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.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark A. O'Neil" <mark.a.oneil@Dartmouth.EDU>
To: "Frank Clarici" <email@example.com>
Cc: <firstname.lastname@example.org>; <email@example.com>
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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