Monday, November 8, 2010

Drilling and Tapping for Exhaust Studs

I finally drilled and tapped the heads for exhaust mounting studs. They appear, at first glance, to be too long, but I've never seen a Shovel up close that had this done, so I don't know. If they are too long, I'll remove them and insert studs of proper length.

Starting the tap:

Keep it oiled! I didn't use much oil on the first one, so it was a bit hard to cut. I applied it very liberally the second time and it cut like butter.

Starting the helicoil in the hole on its insertion tool:


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