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Threaded bolt??

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Post Tue Feb 01, 2011 12:09 pm

Posts: 975
Location: Markt Einersheim, Germany

Hey fellas,

Where could I get a couple of threaded aluminum bolts that is the same thread pitch and size for the studs that hold the engine cylinders to the case?

I need this just to fill in the holes, and then cut them off flush, then redrill the KH cylinders base mounting studs, using a gasket as a template?

Thanks.

George

Post Tue Feb 01, 2011 12:59 pm

Posts: 31
Location: El Paso, Texas
You could get a 3 foot length of 3/8-16 Aluminum Threaded Rod from Amazon.com through MSC and they probably ship to Germany. cut what you need and save the rest for another endeavor.

http://www.amazon.com/Made-USA-AT038C03 ... B0025PP0Y4

Tim
'54 KHK since 8/70
'76 XLCH since 4/85
'97 Valkyrie since 10/96

Post Tue Feb 01, 2011 5:11 pm
jib

Posts: 575
Location: devon,england
i cut the thread in to a round aluminium bar, when i did mine
Dude, check out that jibhead, he's crazy. Hasn't been sober for 40 years

Post Tue Feb 15, 2011 1:45 pm

Posts: 1659
Location: Interlaken, NY USA

My Dad made mine years ago before I got my own lathe. Put a screwdriver slot in the end, then turned it down to 3/8" and cut the threads. That way I had a way to easily thread it in tight, then cut it off flush.
DD

Post Tue Feb 15, 2011 6:23 pm
jib

Posts: 575
Location: devon,england
similar to you DD ,but i screwd it below the deck by 1/8' and then had them welded both ends
Dude, check out that jibhead, he's crazy. Hasn't been sober for 40 years

Post Tue Feb 15, 2011 9:42 pm

Posts: 975
Location: Markt Einersheim, Germany

Well.

I just got a piece of 7075T6 round bar .500 dia, 6" long,

Turned about 2" down to .375 on my lathe, then my trusty Craftsman tap & die set came home from work yesterday and I got it threaded,...

More work to do

George


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