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« on: May 27, 2012, 08:15:17 PM »

For Nissan steering box, 1/4 NPT.





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« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2012, 08:42:03 PM »

Thanks kenny, I'm going to tear into my box tomorrow.
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« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2012, 07:21:07 PM »

So i totally understand where most people tap the box but when I tore mine down I figured why not tap into both veins on the same side of the box keeping both lines out of harms way?
Is there a reason people haven't tapped into it this way before?
The short vein goes back 5/8" of an inch but I don't see any reason why it can't be drilled a little deeper if needed.
Without drilling it deeper and drilling the 7/16" hole for 1/4" NPT tap as far away as possible from the edge of the box, you'll have a min of 3/16" of material left between the hole and the edge of the box but technically since it's only 1/4" id pipe you can drill as far away as leaving 3/8" of an inch of material without restricting the flow.
 


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« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2012, 07:45:38 PM »

didn't penski do this?  I thought I remembered seeing him post up on the AZ board about this w/pics on where he drilled.  I only remember this as it's on my list for someday.
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« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2012, 08:12:31 PM »

their boxes are a little different than the box ive got
1st gen box


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« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2012, 08:38:21 PM »

so it looks like the hardbody boxes have 2 veins to tap into where the 1st gen has the one vein and uses the reservoir in the box  as the return
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« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2012, 08:50:13 PM »

that's interesting.
So, how does the fluid get to the res. section of the box from the valve in the first place?

Does anyone have a picture of the valve section of of the box? or a pic of the box complete?
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« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2012, 09:36:21 PM »

Thanks man,

I think i'm going to drill and tap it like I originally pictured, on both veins.
We'll see how it goes.
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« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2012, 09:53:08 PM »

im sure you will be fine with that style box , but for the 1st gens id recommend on doin it the way i pictured
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