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  • #16
    From the way it sounds, I don’t think he has a .750” reamer.

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    • #17
      Would it be easier to bore/ream/whatever it accurately to 0.750" and turn a thou off the piston instead?

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      • #18
        Originally posted by J Tiers View Post

        This^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^
        ??????
        'It may not always be the best policy to do what is best technically, but those responsible for policy can never form a right judgement without knowledge of what is right technically' - 'Dutch' Kindelberger

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Richard P Wilson View Post
          Forget about expanding reamers. Just use a standard 3/4" machine reamer to get to 0.750, then spill ream it. Thats simply packing wooden spills down several of the flutes on one side, and taking the reamer through again. Thats always good for taking out an extra thou or so.
          Sounds like a shot in the dark to me.

          -D
          DZER

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          • #20
            Take it rough to an auto machine shop and have them put it on their sunnen hone for doing piston wrist pins and have it done right the first time. There is a very good chance of screwing it up with those expanding reamers.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Doozer View Post

              Sounds like a shot in the dark to me.

              -D
              Possibly, but probably no more so than an expanding reamer.
              'It may not always be the best policy to do what is best technically, but those responsible for policy can never form a right judgement without knowledge of what is right technically' - 'Dutch' Kindelberger

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Doozer View Post

                Sounds like a shot in the dark to me.

                -D
                Not really. It's old-school, though.

                Originally posted by Richard P Wilson View Post

                ??????
                The idea is a good one...... Classic way to get something on-size when the reamer you have is a little small, or you just need another "skosh" cut.
                Last edited by J Tiers; 01-11-2022, 10:51 AM.
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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Richard P Wilson View Post

                  Possibly, but probably no more so than an expanding reamer.
                  You want to pack the flutes of a reamer with splinters of wood?
                  Do I have that correct? You are saying expanding reamers
                  are just as sketchy? Hmmmm... Ok.

                  -D
                  DZER

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by Doozer View Post

                    You want to pack the flutes of a reamer with splinters of wood?
                    Do I have that correct? You are saying expanding reamers
                    are just as sketchy? Hmmmm... Ok.

                    -D
                    getting just an extra thou with an expanding reamer can be "extra good fun"...... certainly with the type that has the sliding cutters, and the two lock rings to set. The type that have a tapered screw down the middle are easier to set up, as they do not quite change diameter as fast when you turn the screw. The sliding cutter type have a large range, the central screw type usually only have a few thou range.

                    Either way, too little and it rubs, a hair more and it can take too big a bite.

                    The softwood packing actually works, if the hole is smooth to begin with. Not worth a cuss if there is roughness. The usual problem is too small a cut, which is the better problem to have....
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                    Hashim Khan

                    Everything not impossible is compulsory

                    "There's no pleasing these serpents"......Lewis Carroll

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