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12-31-2012 08:22 PM  5 years agoPost 1
rcheliguymtl

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Whats the best tool for enlarging a horn that came with my YS 56 engine so that I can put a ball and hex nut on it that came with my VIBE 50 NEX? a 1 mm drill bit if thats exists? or something else?

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12-31-2012 08:39 PM  5 years agoPost 2
doorman

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Exacto Blade!!
I usually take and put the end of the #11 blade in the hole that you want to use and take a nice little edge off of that hole, on one side...then you can start your screw and thread it right through... go easy, so as to not remove too much material.. this is the simplest way if you do not have numbered drill bits...I have that bits and still use this method...

Good Luck, Stan

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12-31-2012 09:16 PM  5 years agoPost 3
mystar60

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I bought this from Ron Lund years ago. It was a drill matched to a tap. When it comes to installing the screws with the steel balls onto the plastic arms I would tap them first. This left all guess work if I was stressing the plastic arms while forcing the screws thru.

http://www.ronlund.com/rcheli-prod/TOOLM/RL2.html

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12-31-2012 09:23 PM  5 years agoPost 4
rcheliguymtl

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Currently sold out.

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12-31-2012 10:14 PM  5 years agoPost 5
Ace Dude

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What I do is drill them out using a 5/64" drill bit in a pin vise. It's just under 2mm (1.98mm). I learned that trick years ago from my mentor. Now I have a dedicated pin vise just for a 5/64" drill bit in my toolbox. I got tired of misplacing that 5/64" drill bit in between builds.

  

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01-01-2013 12:57 AM  5 years agoPost 6
rcheliguymtl

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So what other options do I have right now? Order a set of self tapping screws for those holes? Can someone provide me a link?

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01-01-2013 03:26 AM  5 years agoPost 7
YSRRider

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use a bit that fits in the hole and just work it around or use it like a file to clear some material.

hold the screw with pliars, heat it with a micro torch a little and melt it through. NOT TOO HOT! work it slow! back it out, clean up the flash with a razor and its done!

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01-01-2013 07:11 PM  5 years agoPost 8
rcheliguymtl

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My smallest bit is a dewalt 1/16th, and its too small, it doesn't fit in the hole of the horn.

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01-01-2013 09:35 PM  5 years agoPost 9
John Krebs

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The best tool would be the right tool. A 2mm tap. Dubro sells them and you can find them at most hobby shops. Tower Hobbies also sells them. Just put the tap in a pin vise and you can screw it right into the hole in a plastic arm. If you want to tap a hole in a metal arm you will need to first use the drill bit that comes with it to enlarge the before using the tap.

[url=http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0095p?FVPROFIL=&FVSEARCH=2mm+tap&search=Go]

John

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01-02-2013 12:16 AM  5 years agoPost 10
Ace Dude

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My smallest bit is a dewalt 1/16th, and its too small, it doesn't fit in the hole of the horn.
See my post above.

  

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01-02-2013 06:06 PM  5 years agoPost 11
rcheliguymtl

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I live in canada would be able to order this:

http://www.greathobbies.com/product...rod_id=HOBR0696

It comes with 6 bits but not sure one of them is a 2mm?

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