I just did it ... no drill for me I started the tap with my fingers then used a wrench for some leverage to cut the threads in deep. I would be afraid of getting the tap in crooked with a drill.
Thats what I am afraid of. Thanks for the quick replys. i can't wait to be able to turn again!
I took care of it last night. Everything was as described. I would say you will want a vise.
Also had a buddy show me how to avoid drilling too deep. Since you can see the depth of the vein you are drilling you take the bit and put a piece of tape at the point where you want to stop. takes out the guesswork. very little chance of drilling to deep that way.
As far as road manners. I think it feels like a lincoln or caddy from the late 70s early 80s. Felt great to me!