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ParadoxCat 08-25-2010 10:53 PM

Tapping a gauge on Pilot 08/09
 
First Question is
Has anyone tapped a gauge onto the Pilot 08/09 vertical adapter?

The regulator, or in Pilot's case the air-thru expansion chamber, placed in the VA goes in about 0.625"

The thickness on the inside of the VA from the o-ring, to the body placement screw is 0.218", I will refer to this as the "Top Wall".

This gives about 0.312" inside of the VA

A gauge is about 0.405" (Standard 1/8th NTP)

If a gauge was to be placed onto the 08/09 Pilot VA, it would require 0.1" of part of the top wall (the 0.218" mentioned).

My second question is, if you were to drill through some of the top wall and tap it, would it weaken the VA too much?

SundragonPPS 08-27-2010 10:23 PM

Re: Tapping a gauge on Pilot 08/09
 
An easier way to add a gauge would be to drill and tap into the center of the valve chamber area of the body and add it there. If you're half way proficient at doing this type of teching, it'll be much better than possibly miscalculating what you outlined in your post.

ParadoxCat 08-28-2010 01:47 PM

Re: Tapping a gauge on Pilot 08/09
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by SundragonPPS (Post 252936)
An easier way to add a gauge would be to drill and tap into the center of the valve chamber area of the body and add it there.

I considered that at one point, but wouldn't the cup seal bracket guide onto the gauge?

ParadoxCat 01-01-2011 11:36 PM

Re: Tapping a gauge on Pilot 08/09
 
Does anyone know if this is possible to tap the gauge onto the body itself.
I've seen it done on older models such as the AMG, but in the case of the Pilot, it is more rounded and has less surface area for the gauge to Grip with it's thread.

oldironmudder 01-02-2011 11:48 AM

Re: Tapping a gauge on Pilot 08/09
 
Find out how thick the body wall is.

DFSniper 01-02-2011 12:02 PM

Re: Tapping a gauge on Pilot 08/09
 
buy a reg extender from Airsoldier. it comes with 3 gauge ports pre-tapped.

ParadoxCat 01-02-2011 11:05 PM

Re: Tapping a gauge on Pilot 08/09
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by oldironmudder (Post 255747)
Find out how thick the body wall is.

Roughly .092" not really thick at all.

Quote:

Originally Posted by DFSniper (Post 255748)
buy a reg extender from Airsoldier. it comes with 3 gauge ports pre-tapped.

It's a really ugly solution, it adds like another 2" to the VA.


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