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Posted: 9/27/2004 8:29:37 AM EDT
OK in accordance woth Murphy's Law I have manged to break a Small Drill bit inside the rear tunion rivet. Any suggestions? Any know if the rear trunions rivets go straight through the rear trunion on a AMD 65 is a punch a a BFH the answer?
Link Posted: 9/27/2004 10:45:34 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/27/2004 10:45:59 AM EDT by Kevin_M4]
I did the same thing once and drilled the opposite side using alot more oil and then punched it out.
Link Posted: 9/27/2004 1:44:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/27/2004 1:45:40 PM EDT by SHADOW29483]
Depending on how much of the tap has broken off.
I've had this same problem a few times during previous builds.
It is a comman problem no matter how much lube you use when tapping.
The easiest way with out damaging the tapped threads is to barrow or buy a "Tap extractor".
It's a small tool with little fingers that grab the outer sides of the broken tap.
I borrowed mine from a friend that has a machine shop but I've heard you can get them at lowes or ace hardware. Beleive me if you're planning on doing anymore builds or tapping in the future this tool is a pride investment. If you can't find a standard extracter 4mm will do just fine.
Use plenty of lube, it could be a real "Pain in the ass" if you don't.
Hope this helps,
Link Posted: 9/27/2004 4:13:50 PM EDT
It is a small drill bit not a tap
Link Posted: 9/28/2004 4:58:59 PM EDT
punch it out the same way it when in
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 7:12:27 PM EDT
If you said "rear" trunion, grind down or remove the head on the other side, put a small punch
mark in the center, use a drill to counter-sink some material out of the center, not much, get
a hard pin punch and slightly heat the area of the trunion nearest the hole, in the center, for no more than 30 seconds, you have one shot. As the outside heats up, it expands. Heat up the
whole area, then give the rivet a whack with the pin punch. If you leave any material on the
head of the rivet, it could mushroom and bind up, the reason for the small counter-sink. Make
sure the pin punch is less than the rivet diameter also. Once the entire thing gets warm, start
over later. Get it when the outside is warmer than the rivet. Use cobalt drills next time, a cheap
drill will really mess the whole deal up! A drill that small needs to be the best. Good luck.
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 5:20:12 AM EDT
Drill from the other side with a lot of cutting oil. When I drilled mine the rivet just pushed out when I got most of the way through.
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 7:56:56 AM EDT
Well in accordance with Murphy yet again. I dilled from the other side got the bit out and promptly broke a tap in the hole. Well Life is good right off to try the tap removal techniques mentioned earler
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