That's what I was afraid of.July 22 2012 at 10:06 PM
rex (Login thestinkiestbob)
Response to Having tried something similar before
All this could be avoided if I had a die to cut threads on the little nozzle I have, but I can't justify the huge expense of buying a tap and die set just for this.
Working on the principle that a bolt with a slot cut down the side of it makes a makeshift tap I was pondering the idea of trying to make a die or two out of some old nuts done in a similar fashion.
The couple of nozzles I have that might work are made of some not very sturdy brassy type of weird metal. I pulled them out of old ally carb bodies I was scrapping.
They seem to be just a gnat's ass bigger around than an M6 hole which makes me think there's still a possibility of just hammering one into the threaded hole I now have. It would of course ruin the threads and if it didn't work I'd have to be thinking about drilling and tapping the fuel tap out to M8 size which is getting a bit close.