Titanium 3/8″ x 184mm engine mounting studs

You can’t get titanium bar in 3/8″ diameter, or rather you can but its chinese and therefore unuseable as some of it has the tensile strength of cheese.

So I had to turn down 10mm dia bar to 3/8″ (9.5mm), and turned the threads to suit Probolt M8 flanged metal type locknuts which i supplied. Even skimming 0.5mm over that length was problematic due to the ever present deflection and required several passes of the tool to get it down to size.

Titanium 3/8" studs with M8 thread
Titanium 3/8" studs with M8 thread

 

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