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Does the SM8 midplate come predrilled or threaded at all for tube reservoir mounts or will I need to drill?
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Does the SM8 midplate come predrilled or threaded at all for tube reservoir mounts or will I need to drill?

The SM8 does not come pre-drilled for any kind of mounting, as there are so many different mounting hole patterns for each manufacturer...

You must layout, and drill the particular hole pattern for the particular piece you want to mount....

Accurate layout and center punching are the key...
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post #17603 of 22189
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Originally Posted by JourneymanMike View Post

The SM8 does not come pre-drilled for any kind of mounting, as there are so many different mounting hole patterns for each manufacturer...

You must layout, and drill the particular hole pattern for the particular piece you want to mount....

Accurate layout and center punching are the key...

Thanks. I assumed this was the case but wanted to verify so i could have a punch ready.
post #17604 of 22189
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Originally Posted by Cozmo85 View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by JourneymanMike View Post

The SM8 does not come pre-drilled for any kind of mounting, as there are so many different mounting hole patterns for each manufacturer...

You must layout, and drill the particular hole pattern for the particular piece you want to mount....

Accurate layout and center punching are the key...

Thanks. I assumed this was the case but wanted to verify so i could have a punch ready.

When you drill the holes, start the drill slowly until it starts cutting, a little penetrating oil works well on aluminum ( that's what we used in the machine shop, when we had to use a machjne without coolant ) Also, make sure that you drill the hole larger than you need, as you will not be able to replicate the accuracy of a CNC machine on the hole pattern... thumb.gif

BTW: I'm a Journeyman Machinist, so I qualify to give this advice...
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post #17605 of 22189
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Originally Posted by JourneymanMike View Post

When you drill the holes, start the drill slowly until it starts cutting, a little penetrating oil works well on aluminum ( that's what we used in the machine shop, when we had to use a machjne without coolant ) Also, make sure that you drill the hole larger than you need, as you will not be able to replicate the accuracy of a CNC machine on the hole pattern... thumb.gif

BTW: I'm a Journeyman Machinist, so I qualify to give this advice...

Would WD40 work fine for 2 small holes or is there something else i can get at a home store or auto store that would be better?
post #17606 of 22189
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Originally Posted by Cozmo85 View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by JourneymanMike View Post

When you drill the holes, start the drill slowly until it starts cutting, a little penetrating oil works well on aluminum ( that's what we used in the machine shop, when we had to use a machjne without coolant ) Also, make sure that you drill the hole larger than you need, as you will not be able to replicate the accuracy of a CNC machine on the hole pattern... thumb.gif

BTW: I'm a Journeyman Machinist, so I qualify to give this advice...

Would WD40 work fine for 2 small holes or is there something else i can get at a home store or auto store that would be better?

WD40 is just fine, as it is penetrating oil... This keeps aluminum from sticking to the drill bit...
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post #17607 of 22189
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WD40 is just fine, as it is penetrating oil... This keeps aluminum from sticking to the drill bit...

Thanks again! One last night, what kind of marker should i use to mark the aluminum for measuring and drilling that wont leave permanent marks? Should i just use a graphite pencil or a grease pen or chalk or what?
post #17608 of 22189
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Quote:
Originally Posted by JourneymanMike View Post

WD40 is just fine, as it is penetrating oil... This keeps aluminum from sticking to the drill bit...

Thanks again! One last night, what kind of marker should i use to mark the aluminum for measuring and drilling that wont leave permanent marks? Should i just use a graphite pencil or a grease pen or chalk or what?

You need a straight edge, an accurate rule, a consistent point of reference, and a scribe, only to draw the lines where they cross each other...

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post #17609 of 22189
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Does the SM8 midplate come predrilled or threaded at all for tube reservoir mounts or will I need to drill?

Are you looking for a SM8 or a SMA8?
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post #17610 of 22189
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Are you looking for a SM8 or a SMA8?

SM8, but the other guy was able to answer my question. Thanks
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