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    Im trying to thread my steering tube to accept an o ring nut with zirt fitting. The thread size matches 5/8 flare nut. I don't have that size die to thread the tube. I can't find a 5/8 flare die. Will a 5/8 NF work or is that a totally diferent size?

    I got it done. It's 7/8 14 thread. Had it done in a machine shop. Thanks guys.
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    We make them to fit with a zerk and an O-Ring. $27.00. You can see one of them on this page on the transom steering kits.
    http://www.hi-techperformance.com/HPParts.HTM
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    Thanks Duane. I have that same nut with zert fitting and the extension for a droop snoop. What I don't have is the steering tube threaded at both ends. My tube is clean I just need to thread the end. Also I've been thinking of putting a jet primer. My pump takes a moment to prime with the droop snoop. Do they make a big difference. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aquawolfe View Post
    Also I've been thinking of putting a jet primer. My pump takes a moment to prime with the droop snoop. Do they make a big difference. Thanks.
    I am running the old style long Berk droop, and for me, the primer made all the difference in the world. The air lock was so severe, that on shallow ramps, I could not prime the intake without releasing air out of the handhole cover. (Previous owner installed a valve there, which is dangerous)

    Now, I launch and forget about it.

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    Duane?
    How much for a 572/620?
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    Quote Originally Posted by aquawolfe View Post
    ....What I don't have is the steering tube threaded at both ends. My tube is clean I just need to thread the end. ......
    I had the same situation - I had a machinist open up the ID of the nut so it slid onto the steering shaft and added a set screw to hold it in place. Did the job until the seal went bad.

    Doug

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