left hand tap and dies - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum

Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans Advertise
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Garage - Tools
User Name
lost password?   |   register now

LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 01-25-2012, 03:02 PM
Registered User
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 1
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
left hand tap and dies

looking for left hand tap and dies in 5/8ths by 18 thread count for tie rod and drag link for T's and A's and model B cars with hair pins or radius rods. I won't really use them if I'm going to use wish bones,eh? Don't know for sure.Don't think I would. but I know I'll need them for tie rod and drag link tho. Also need manual operated vertical milling machine and lathe. I think a turret would be a bit much. Should be in good shape. Shippings gonna be costly though. Lemme know. Mikey

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 01-25-2012, 03:37 PM
gow589's Avatar
the Clever Turn Signal
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Indiana
Posts: 396
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts
McMaster; If you order before noon usually at your door the next day:

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 01-25-2012, 03:40 PM
BOBCRMAN@aol.com's Avatar
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Holly, michigan
Posts: 9,049
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 113
Thanked 572 Times in 489 Posts
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 05-28-2012, 02:45 PM
Registered User
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 1
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

I have been ordering my taps dies and reamers from a place in Canada for about 30 years. They use high speed steel and the quality is amazing! Sometime I will even tap more than 1 hole with thier taps...... hehe

If you are looking for a great quality tap reamer or die try Taylor Tool ---> www.taylortool.com . They have a huge stock selection but also manufacture specials. So no matter what the size they can most likely do it.

There sales staff is so great and knowlegable, if you are having a hard time finding the part or are just really confused and need some help call (or email) Colleen. She has been working with taps dies and reamers for over 40 years and can more than likely anwser your questions. the number is 519-658-9378 (there is a toll free one, but I dunno what it is) and her email is [email protected]
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 05-28-2012, 06:55 PM
Irelands child's Avatar
Registered User
Last wiki edit: Ford engine specifications
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Upstate New York
Posts: 5,389
Wiki Edits: 8

Thanks: 59
Thanked 545 Times in 423 Posts
Can't help you with which way to go, but many folks use Ford p/u ('60s/'70s) tie rod ends and those are a [email protected]$tard size, 11/16-18. You also will most likely need the corresponding 7 degree reamer.


These are all Speedway and what I've used - not cheap - I still have my reamer and tap, but aren't for sale
Irelands child
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 05-28-2012, 08:55 PM
Registered User
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: central Illinois
Age: 70
Posts: 65
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 1 Post
Tie rod ends are 11/16 diameter NOT 5/8. Better check your measurements before spending your money.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 05-29-2012, 07:27 AM
Registered User
Last wiki edit: General Motors transmissions
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: near Yellowstone park
Posts: 5,590
Wiki Edits: 27

Thanks: 68
Thanked 683 Times in 575 Posts
tierods etc

If you are using 7/8 DOM steel tube and don't have a lathe, a tip I posted in the WIKI...

How to build hairpins. I use 7/8 DOM steel tubing for hairpins and steering components. If you have high horsepower and big tires you should probably use 1 " DOM for the rear. Use a piece of cardboard to mock up the design and shape. Make sure rear hairpins will not hit the body during suspension movements. I use my Harbor freight pipe bender to make the bends. You need extra length tubing to fit in the bender to get the bend in the right place. Since I don't have a big lathe I cut the pieces one inch longer than the finished size For the threaded ends. I use a large slow right angle electricians drill and start with the smallest bit that will just remove metal Use plenty of tapping or thread cutting lubricant. I keep changing bits to remove a little at a time until I get to the size required for the tap. In most of mine I use 5/8 threadesd clevis or heim joints. I next drill that extra 1 inch with a 5/8 bit just that extra one inch. Now I use the tap and that extra 1 inch bore aligns the tap and you can make good straight threads. Sometimes you have to back the tap out after a few turns to clean out the chips, when you have tapped as deep as you can, cut off that extra one inch, re drill with the correct size for the tap then tap the extended length. If you have trouble holding the tubing in a vise you can weld a piece of scrap metal to that extra inch, just have to be careful the tubing doesn't slip when you are doing the final drill and tap process. I lay out the pieces on my cardboard patern and figure where the intersection points will be and set up the tubing notcher and use a holesaw and plent of oil to make the cut. I bolt the notcher to a steel top table and use scrap pieces of angle iron or clamps to hold the pieces to make the cuts. prep the areas to be welded. Tig welding works best
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Garage - Tools posts with photos

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Please select your insurance company (Optional)


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
650 avs dies with left hand turn hotrodcommuter Engine 3 12-31-2011 12:27 PM
Left hand drill bits WakBordr7387 Hotrodding Basics 28 12-12-2007 01:43 PM
Chevy heads right or left hand mittleiderj Engine 28 09-12-2005 04:38 PM
right and left hand thread wheel studs swellwelder Engine 10 09-13-2003 07:36 AM
left hand alt brkt. shootdown Engine 0 03-30-2002 09:14 AM

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:38 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.