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nate

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Fed up with exhaust studs.
« on: April 09, 2010, 12:31:32 pm »
Is anyone really good at drilling and tapping shit? cuz apparently I am not and I don't want to fuck up my Athena kit anymore than I have. Or at least does someone have a decent metric tap and die set that I can use Sunday?

Drilled and tapped m10 -> cut bolts and tapped m6 into the middle-> forgot to measure distance between the studs...way too close together and not strait at all...

On the up side I was getting no low end out of the stock e50 because the compression was shit. Slapped on K-Star, and now way better than I thought. so until I can get a stock piston (or new rings) I'll be rock'n the cheap-o kit.

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Re: Fed up with exhaust studs.
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2010, 12:38:11 pm »
I think it's something like if you break it, don't fuck with it, just bring it to a metal shop and they'll fix it for like $10.

If you fuck around with it, then bring it to them, they charge you like $25.  haha

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Re: Fed up with exhaust studs.
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2010, 12:44:00 pm »
I think it's something like if you break it, don't fuck with it, just bring it to a metal shop and they'll fix it for like $10.

If you fuck around with it, then bring it to them, they charge you like $25.  haha

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Re: Fed up with exhaust studs.
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2010, 12:54:08 pm »
No, definitely not.  haha

Actually, I think it may have been as much as $40 to fix it...it was like 3 years ago.

I did learn not to fuck up studs though.  :P

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Re: Fed up with exhaust studs.
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2010, 12:58:12 pm »
Um, where is a machine shop I could take it to?  Ideally, I would want to have someone pull out all the fucked up shit I did, weld the holes up, and re-tap for new studs...probably more than $40 worth of work though.

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Re: Fed up with exhaust studs.
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2010, 01:03:27 pm »
Tom took them to some dude over by his old apartment in U city...but the did end up fucking him over...so I wouldn't go there.  I duno the name...

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Re: Fed up with exhaust studs.
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2010, 02:00:22 pm »
On a side note, does anyone have a del 75main and 45idle I can borrow? Just ordered, but will be another few days...

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Re: Fed up with exhaust studs.
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2010, 02:12:20 pm »
Did you check the jet box?

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Re: Fed up with exhaust studs.
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2010, 02:40:24 pm »
Naw, I'm at home. Just wondering if there were some floating round that I could gank for a couple days...and I was not aware there was said jet box...

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Re: Fed up with exhaust studs.
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2010, 03:08:55 pm »
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Re: Fed up with exhaust studs.
« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2010, 03:38:37 pm »
Pwnd.

Calm your hands torque boy!
Creativity will always overcome lack of material.
These are challenges I put myself through to keep from sitting still.
Its about doing it the right way once instead of a convoluted way every time you want to make a change.

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Re: Fed up with exhaust studs.
« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2010, 03:44:41 pm »
Who you call'n torque boy?!  I cant help it if they use cheap studs that are cast into the cylinder. 

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Re: Fed up with exhaust studs.
« Reply #12 on: April 09, 2010, 04:12:30 pm »
It's aluminum! It's sensitive.










To torque hands
Creativity will always overcome lack of material.
These are challenges I put myself through to keep from sitting still.
Its about doing it the right way once instead of a convoluted way every time you want to make a change.

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Re: Fed up with exhaust studs.
« Reply #13 on: April 09, 2010, 04:38:59 pm »
Its not the aluminum the broke...initially...and okay, fine, I am a bit over zealous at times.

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Re: Fed up with exhaust studs.
« Reply #14 on: April 11, 2010, 08:38:35 am »
I have always pulled the studs on the kits and gone over to allen head screws. They are harder, don't back out as easily, and less likely to strip out. Helicoil is your friend when used with in conjunction with a drill press.