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Old 08-25-2010, 10:53 PM
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Default 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?
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Old 08-27-2010, 10:23 PM
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Default 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.
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Old 08-28-2010, 01:47 PM
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Default Re: Tapping a gauge on Pilot 08/09

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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?

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Old 01-01-2011, 11:36 PM
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Default 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.

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Old 01-02-2011, 11:48 AM
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Default Re: Tapping a gauge on Pilot 08/09

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

buy a reg extender from Airsoldier. it comes with 3 gauge ports pre-tapped.
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Old 01-02-2011, 11:05 PM
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Default Re: Tapping a gauge on Pilot 08/09

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Find out how thick the body wall is.
Roughly .092" not really thick at all.

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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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