My GB1 Pack Build: http://www.gbfans.com/community/viewtop ... =2&t=22525
So I've never used a tap before. Is it pretty simple? I've got to mount my shell whenever it gets here.Yeah it's pretty simple, the most important thing is to get the right size drill for the tap...
There are drill and tap size charts out there (LINK) that will tell you this, but for example... I'm going to use an M6 bolt on my pack... the drill required is a 5.2mm drill.
Also from my days as an apprentice I seem to remember you have to be sure to unwind the tap wrench half a turn every now and then to clear the swarf (Ie, one full turn, half turn back) But tapping aluminium is a lot easier than tapping steel so you probably wont need to!
My angle arrived today... I've gone for a slightly thicker gauge than what's posted here (so I get more thread in the aluminium to actually hold the shell in place) but I think I'm just being over-kill!
Make sure to start it in straight and thread it all the way in. And before you unwind the tap, brush off any shavings from the tool. You want it clean before unwinding because the swarf can strip the thread since the tap only cuts on the way in.
ectorhx, the correct screw size to mount the shell to the L-brackets is 1/4-20.
Just wanted to say thanks a lot for this thread, it was a huge help today.
I concur. This thread was a huge help for me this past week. Thanks Kind.
Oh and make sure to use blades for metal cutting. Some people just use whatever is on the saw :Þ
Thanks again for the photos and help!
I don't have a tap set (or access to a tap set), and was looking at some alternatives. One idea I had was mounting the brackets and drilling the holes as indicated, but then JB welding a nut (or several nuts together) onto the inside of the bracket around the hole, so the bolt had someting to screw into.Taps aren't that expensive. All you need is one 1/4” tap for this.
Why not just use lock nuts?How would locknuts help me mount the pack to the mobo?
Taps aren't that expensive. All you need is one 1/4” tap for this.Well, if I already have jb weld and the right size nuts, why spend money on something I really won't use very often? If worse comes to worse, then I can always spend the money, but if I can come up with an equally simple workaround, then why not?
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