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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 3:55 pm 
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So I realize it's been a while, but does anyone have a 7 degree reamer they'd be willing to lend out? I'd have it back to you within a week and will gladly cover shipping. I have to ream out a set of spindles for the upper and lower Chrysler ball joints from Speedway Motors.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 5:04 pm 
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Somebody makes a tapered shim to adapt a 7 deg balljoint taper to a 10 deg hole. You can go one way but not the other.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 5:41 pm 
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I don't need to change the taper of the hole, just the size of it.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 6:10 pm 
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I still need to do the same. I can't imagine buying a reamer for a minute or 2 of work.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 6:14 pm 
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If I bought a 7 degree reamer would people be willing to pay a few bucks to rent it? Just to help spread the cost of the tool for everyone? I'm not trying to be greedy here or make money, I just have a tight budget :S

Another question, to be sure I've got this right: I ordered the upper and lower Chrysler screw in ball joints:
http://www.speedwaymotors.com/Speedway- ... 38296.html - upper
http://www.speedwaymotors.com/Speedway- ... ,3523.html - lower

Are they both 7 degree tapers? The lower ball joint looks like it's the same taper, but on the Speedway website it recommends the 10 degree taper.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 6:36 pm 
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i have a reamer, let me get a pic and make sure it is the 7*
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yes, its the 1-1/2" per foot taper


Last edited by 98 gt on Tue Mar 08, 2011 6:48 pm, edited 2 times in total.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 6:40 pm 
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98 gt wrote:
i have a reamer, let me get a pic and make sure it is the 7*


It should measure (roughly) less than 1/2 an inch at the tip and a little over an inch at the bottom if I remember correctly. If you want to rent it out I'll be glad to cover shipping and anything else you think is fair; if you want to sell it let me know how much and I'll buy it outright from you.

EDIT: Yup, that's it! Would you be willing to rent it out or sell it to a broke locost-er?

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 6:53 pm 
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the large end is 1" the small end is about 3/8", pm me your address and i will ship it to you tomorrow... pm me and we will work something out


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 2:03 pm 
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It's in the mail... should be there Saturday...


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 7:32 pm 
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When you get it back do you mind if I borrow it as well?

edit: or rent?


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 8:39 pm 
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where are you located conedodger? may be easier for him to send it to you for quicker turn around time...


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 8:52 pm 
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I'm more than happy to send it directly to anyone else. Just work out the details with 98 gt and ill get with him before sending it oh on who to send it to.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 9:42 pm 
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 3:04 pm 
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chetcpo wrote:
I saw where the 4x4 crowd were using the Snap On R121 reamer. They claim it is a 7" taper and it can be had fairly cheap. I found it for $55 or so plus shipping.



Holy dooley, I just bought another one yesterday here for $15, that being a 14mm to go with my 18mm that wasn't much dearer. No wonder you guys are looking to share them. If interested I'll spec up the ones I got and send them at my cost price probably $20. They come 2 tapers to a set, one for roughing out fast and a finishing one and boy are they fast, I use my press drill and it's like cutting into butter (I pre-drill a hole).


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 10:52 pm 
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Any chance anyone here might have one of these I could borrow/rent to flip the tie rods on my Miata uprights? I'm located in Blacksburg, VA if it makes any difference.

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