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Axle Thread Pitch - Anyone?


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#1 rdweninger

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Posted 17 March 2014 - 01:55 PM

Anyone know the thread pitch of the end of the front axle.  You know, where the 36mm spindle nut threads on?    I had to beat mine out with some Oregon white oak.  The axle end kind of mushroomed a bit.

I need a die to chase the threads.    It would be like maybe M24 x 1.5

 



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Posted 17 March 2014 - 02:08 PM

not sure on threadpitch but ive filed the ends down and chased threads with a triangle file on those with some success. i have to think a die that large would be expensive



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Posted 17 March 2014 - 02:53 PM

Subruise, I found one on ebay for $10.   Although, still not positive on the exact size.   And whether or not my current die handles (tool) will hold that big a die.

Only one machinist out here in Tillamook... and he is semi-retired with a huge backlog of work.

Maybe Shawn will chime in.  He has an axle shop near him ???



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Posted 17 March 2014 - 03:26 PM

Fine thread pitch thats 1.25 isn't it or is it 1.5

but it is fine thread for sure


Edited by Tat2Brat, 17 March 2014 - 09:07 PM.


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Posted 17 March 2014 - 05:26 PM

Get a spare axle nut, cut 4 grooves across the thread a few millimetres wide, use a file to shape down the end of axle so the nut can start, then use the nut to recut the thread.

 

Next time, leave the nut on there (with the washers removed) when you've got to beat it out...



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Posted 17 March 2014 - 11:08 PM

Just take the nut into NAPA, they'll measure the threads and find the die to fit.  I don't think a die will be that expensive.


Edited by Dee2, 17 March 2014 - 11:09 PM.


#7 rdweninger

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 12:36 PM

Thanks everyone.  My machinist came out of semi-retirement.  The axle nut is 24mm x 1.5

He had the die, so we chased the threads.  The nut fits.

I did think that the white oak dowel would not mushroom the axle, but I was slightly wrong.

Next time, I will make sure the spin the nut on backwards and then pound with wooden dowel.

Sure wish I could find my puller set.  But most times, they come apart easily.   Should have it all back together this weekend.



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Posted 18 March 2014 - 12:40 PM

i usually put my flywheel punch in the hole on the end of the axle, then i beat the crap out of that and i quit ruining my axles.....in that way lol



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Posted 18 March 2014 - 01:52 PM

i usually put my flywheel punch in the hole on the end of the axle, then i beat the crap out of that and i quit ruining my axles.....in that way lol

Yes, Try this! ^ I use the same punch I use for the roll pins. 3/16" 


Edited by 81EA81, 18 March 2014 - 01:53 PM.





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