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Old 05-15-2012, 05:07 PM   #11 (permalink)
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It has been done just like you are probably trying to do. I can't get pictures and I didn't do it, but I have seen pictures of an Empire Trracer with that mod.
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Old 05-15-2012, 05:13 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Sweet if i come accross pics or who did it point them this direction
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Old 05-15-2012, 06:05 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I've always wondered if there isn't some cheating going on and if some of the holes / fittings / plugs used aren't actually NPS. Some just don't seem to have much taper.
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Old 05-15-2012, 06:46 PM   #14 (permalink)
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There is very little taper in NPT threads but it is there. Its hard to see unless your used to looking for subtle differences in things. I deal with machining tolerances in the +-.0005" range so i can see very small size variations pretty easily. I would not want to try to pit a normal thread into a NPT hole, it would not work out very well and would likely ruin both pieces. There is only like. 020" taper in the 1/8" NPT taps i have which is like 4x the thickness of a piece of paper.
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