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Author Topic:   Reaming pinto spindles
xhubby
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posted January 25, 2005 08:18 PM  
I'm needing to ream some pinto spindles to fit a k5103 (chevelle) lower balljoint. Does anyone know what reamer I need to do this? I know there are different pitches, just not sure which one is the correct one.
Thanks.

tilley88
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posted January 26, 2005 09:06 AM  
1-1/2" taper for the 68-72 Chevelle BJ's.

xhubby
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posted January 26, 2005 05:31 PM  
Thanks Tilley88.

xhubby
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posted January 26, 2005 06:40 PM  
Ok, anybody have any ideas on what to do when you get a spindle with a hard spot in it? Got it 80% reamed & it won't go no further. I know the reamer is good, cause it reamed the 2nd one just fine. I need some magic here cause I can't afford to buy another set. Just bought these.
Thanks.

mod70
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posted January 26, 2005 08:55 PM           send a private message to xhubby   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/QuoteBBBBBB
Try using cutting oil or wd-40 if you don't have that.

xhubby
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posted January 27, 2005 04:00 PM  
Tried them both. Any other ideas?

mod70
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posted January 27, 2005 06:38 PM           send a private message to xhubby   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/QuoteBBBBBB
Just taking a stab at something here, but you could try heating it up with a torch. The only problem I can see would be taking the temper out of the metal.

Dman
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posted January 28, 2005 08:42 AM  
I had the same problem.You have dulled the reamer at the spot where it quit cutting.If you have a straight flute reamer a tool sharpening shop can re-sharpen it for about 20 bucks.If you have a spiral flute reamer you have to send it back to the manufacturer and maybe they can re-sharpen it(I was told).
The best thing to do is get a staight vane (flute) reamer for ease of maintenance. Good luck!
Dman

BIGG C
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posted January 28, 2005 08:26 PM  
Use a good flat file and a whetstone. We do electrical work and many a time have hit nails in walls with 18inch auger bits at about quitting time. Use the file to straighten rough edges and then the whetstone or a very fine file to sharpen the flutes. Will make a bigg difference. BIGG C

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