Rear Hub Nut Thread

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Tim
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Rear Hub Nut Thread

Post by Tim » Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:07 pm

Somehow I've manged to damage the first two threads on one of the rear half shafts. Am I correct in thinking that the thread is 7/8" UNF - 14 threads per inch?

And if so that this will be the correct die nut?

http://www.engineeringsupplies.co.uk/7834-p-8820.html

stuartb
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Post by stuartb » Sun Apr 30, 2017 11:03 am

You are correct with the thread size.
As for the Die nut you would be better with a split die like - http://www.engineeringsupplies.co.uk/78 ... -4772.html

As you can adjust the die to a bigger size for easier starting and the first pass, on the down side you would have to buy a suitable holder for it.

Another answer is a thread file like -
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Unified-UNC-U ... Swxp9W7EYL

I have also rescued damaged threads with careful use of a hacksaw blade and a triangular file.

Good Luck
Stuart

Tim
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Post by Tim » Mon May 01, 2017 2:10 pm

Thanks Stuart, that's really helpful.

Tim
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Hub Nut Torque Setting

Post by Tim » Mon May 08, 2017 8:49 pm

I've got the hub nut on now after cleaning the thread of the half shaft up with a die nut but cannot find a torque setting for it.
Any clues as to what I should be tightening it up to?
Thanks

ksherlock
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Post by ksherlock » Tue May 09, 2017 1:33 pm

The Tiger manual says 125 lb.ft for the hub nut.

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