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Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Tsean, Oct 24, 2023.

  1. Oct 24, 2023 at 9:01 AM
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    You can't 'convert' metric to SAE; why not use a gauge that measures threads/pitch?

    Being an air fitting, once you get right part, make sure to add some thread seal.
     
  3. Oct 24, 2023 at 10:19 AM
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    Thank you so much what parts do you think I need to buy it
     
  4. Oct 24, 2023 at 10:23 AM
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    Well, I'm not sure what part of the compressor you're showing as the picture is too close up (I have a Viair not a Smittybilt but I've used one).

    Any local store, or even Amazon, sell these flip out gauges that are individually marked with metric size and pitch, and same for SAE.

    They look similar to feeler gauges. You'll benefit greatly from owning a set for future stuff.

    What's wrong with the original component anyway?
     
  5. Oct 24, 2023 at 6:13 PM
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    It is a Metric so I’m trying to convert to u.s size it’s almost impossible I might use tap and die to convert it it it is just not talking to each other thread is so fine M 12 x by 1.25 not fitting
     
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    Must have misunderstood; you cannot just "convert" it.

    You would start larger, preferably clean slate, then cut threads into it.

    With that said, the easiest thing is to measure it. Buy some gauges.

    I have M12 in 1.5 and 1.75, there's more than one pitch as it goes down to 1.25 even.
     
  7. Oct 25, 2023 at 4:55 AM
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    Here’s the measurements

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    Now, use those measurements and get what you need.
     
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    ... What?

    I hope you're aware that compressor fittings are more likely to be NPT or NPS than standard metric or SAE..

    What are you trying to do here?
     
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    Yeah, I asked but he didn't reply so figure someone might recognize that compressor and will offer help?

    Forgot about the whole NPT thing, at first I thought it was just bolting something up and it didn't click even though I mentioned sealant tape :violent:

    Otherwise his intentions are completely unknown :rofl:
     
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    I’m trying to convert the Japanese a compressor metric fittings into American size
     
  12. Oct 25, 2023 at 6:22 PM
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    what I’m trying to do it is converted metric to American size thread

    IMG_4240.jpg
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    NPT is a standard fitting for air.

    Whether it's an air compressor at home, for tools, etc.

    Just comes down to sizing like 1/4", 3/8", etc.
     
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    I’m gonna use the Halycoil thread rapier kit see if it works
     
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    That's a big mistake. Take your time here, especially if those threads are on the body of the compressor itself.

    Air fitting threads not standard metric or SAE. They are usually NPT. Trying to jam or rethread a m12 in there isn't right.

    When I asked what you're doing, I mean, why do you need some non-standard output attached to the compressor?
     
  16. Oct 25, 2023 at 7:28 PM
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    This is the whole a compressor is a Metric. I did not realize when I’m trying to hook my American size hose. I realize I am having a hard time to find the proper fitting.
     
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    What are these?

    Top one: Is this something custom you're trying to do?
    Bottom one: the RIGHT side of this looks like a NPT (tapered) thread.

    Do either one of these fittings thread into the compressor?

    upload_2023-10-25_21-10-18.png
     
  18. Oct 25, 2023 at 9:13 PM
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    These are the female threads in the compressor right?

    upload_2023-10-25_21-12-59.png
     
  19. Oct 25, 2023 at 9:42 PM
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    Why don't you just get the right fitting to match the compressor threads? If your hose fitting is different threads, look for an adapter. Rethreading the hole is not the answer.
     
  20. Oct 26, 2023 at 8:02 AM
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    Top one is what came out from the compressor bottom one is npt wich is not fitting in
     

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