|07-02-2010 09:13 PM|
No. 70 to 81 is the same angle, but larger. The later ball joint is .080 too big to fit in the early A frame. You can turn down the later balljoint, or swedge out the Aframe.
|07-02-2010 04:30 PM|
|01-03-2005 06:17 AM|
|tomslik||you're probably right about the straight flute thing but no more than i'll probably use it, it'll work fine.|
|01-02-2005 09:47 PM|
Glad I was able to help. I have been driving my truck with my re-tapered ptiman arm for a while now. I tapered it on the truck with a 1/2" drill and ALOT of cutting fluid (I used some cheep "dark" cutting fluid from Home Depot - nothing special). If you don't get the speed and pressure just right it will chatter, but when you get it right it takes material off very quick and smooth. You will have to give it more pressure to start it but once it starts to cut you can let off and let the tool do the work for you.
I am sure the chattering is partally from the straight flutes and that using the $$$ stock car products one might work better and/or be easier to use...but for enlarging a taper that already exists (rather then tappering a plain hole) I think the much cheeper straight flute tool works well.
|01-02-2005 04:46 PM|
well, here's an update.
bought both bj reamers and the 1 1/2 is correct for pre 78 spindles and the 2 is for "metric"bj's(78-up)
i AM talking about chevelle spindles,for the record.
both of 'em set me back less than 80 bucks from XKUT..
thanks triaged for the tip!!!
|10-21-2004 09:32 PM|
I just bought it from this guy on ebay
This is the description
Payed under $40 with shipping.
I also read and heard in my searching that SOME "bridge" or "car" (railroad) reamers will work but I didn't want to mess with it over a few $$$.
|10-19-2004 08:10 PM|
I found this doing some diging. I have no idea if it is still good info but you can call and check.
and this with no price listed
I'm going to be buying one soon. I just need to be home during buisness hours...
|10-19-2004 06:41 AM|
|tomslik||well, just an update,. did find out that the tapers are the same, now just have to find a reamer cheaper that a 100 friggin' dollars...|
|10-18-2004 02:54 PM|
|Triaged||1.5"/ft actually ends up being 7.15deg. People have used 7deg taper (total angel -3.5deg per side) and it has worked fine.|
|10-18-2004 01:33 AM|
|Wrench Bender 1||Correct me if I'm wrong but the tapper your looking for is 6 degrees!|
|10-11-2004 06:44 PM|
|tomslik||ok, so are the ball joint tapers the same from 67-79?|
|10-11-2004 11:52 AM|
|johnsongrass1||68/69 was a SAE car and 70-79 were as well. 80 and newer used metric spindles.|
|10-09-2004 06:09 PM|
seen 'em but it didn't say that the 67-69 camaro balljoint taper is the same as 70-up...
i know they're not the same part #.
anybody know for sure?
|10-09-2004 12:11 PM|
|10-08-2004 08:05 PM|
"Most ball joints have the same taper"
and that is...what?
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