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Customs Speaking of tapered reamers...

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by flynbrian48, Jul 6, 2017.

  1. flynbrian48
    Joined: Mar 10, 2008
    Posts: 6,142


    I have to get a 7 degree reamer to ream the drag link hole in the steering arm of my '34 project, which got me thinking about my (stalled because of the roadster) '63 Riviera project. I have new original style ball joints in the control arms, and I'd thought of using a pair of '93 Chevy Caprice spindles and disk brakes, complete, that I have on the shelf. When I tried to test fit, if memory serves the Chevy spindles have a larger hole for the upper ball joint. Does anybody know if these are 7 degree like the Ford reamer I ordered? I could weld the holes full, re-drill and re-taper to fit the Buick ball joints, and "Bob's yer uncle", disk brakes for the Rivi for FREE!!
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  2. tom in nh
    Joined: Oct 16, 2011
    Posts: 61

    tom in nh

    Use a protractor.
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  3. What?, no slide ruler?

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  4. flynbrian48
    Joined: Mar 10, 2008
    Posts: 6,142


    I never learnt no trigernometry... Ah's hop'n sumbody on thishere inter web would know...
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  5. 64 DODGE 440
    Joined: Sep 2, 2006
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    64 DODGE 440
    from so cal

  6. man....when I was trying to add disk brake to a factory big block mid 60's Chevie....loooong before the aftermarket DB guys.....I figured the lower a-arm is the same to 1970....and the upper would inter change as well.....on a big 69/70 steering arm would work on the a-arms - WITH THE RIGHT BALL JOINT ! Maybe yours could be also ?
  7. I can't remember the actual taper on the Chevrolet stuff, but about 30 years ago, I had a friend make up some tapered bushings to install 1970 Impala spindles with disc brakes on a 1955 Chevrolet ball joint(and car)
  8. I was thinking of a tapered bushing too. It could be made from a bronze alloy and the press fit in the spindle could be very light, it isn't going anywhere once everything is tightened up.
  9. Just caliper the middle of the taper,,it's close to the same or not ??
  10. If'en you do weld up a hole; be sure to Tig it, mig will be too hard to work with.

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  11. sunbeam
    Joined: Oct 22, 2010
    Posts: 4,145


    When you get the reamer it should be easy to tell. I like tapered end mills better than reamers for less money..
    Last edited: Jul 7, 2017
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