Someone might get a chuckle from this....

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Someone might get a chuckle from this....

Post by carlm » Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:55 am

I took one of my headers into the local welding shop to fix a hairline crack on the lip. I needed to do this prior to sending them off to get them re chromed.

I just picked it up and here it is with the other one for comparison.
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he even welded the washer:
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A nice old boy that repairs boat props (amongst other things). I paid and left before I said something I'd regret later.

The one I was trying to repair had seen some abuse in the past - to the point where I was unable to slide the washer round the bend as the tube was a little distorted. So I probably should try and source another.... In the meantime I'm off to try the other welder.

Incidentally the washer does not appear in my parts book.

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Post by BevHevSteve » Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:26 pm

bummer. i stock washers i had made up in stainless..
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Re: Someone might get a chuckle from this....

Post by Crashfangio » Thu Mar 08, 2012 2:44 am

Wow. I wonder if he used a mask?? Lets hope he doesn't take up watch repairs...
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Post by rwhc80 » Fri Mar 09, 2012 2:48 pm

Struth Crash,

It looks like I've welded it for you, with my 120 amp stick welder that was given to me free. I've had 2 goes at it now , once to practice, Blew the fuses, and once to weld an upright on a trailor. 2 inch horizontal weld. took me 2 hours and 2 grinding disks !

I feel I'm getting better though, so give me a call, I think I'm ready to weld some alloy cases ???

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Re: Someone might get a chuckle from this....

Post by SP3 » Sat Mar 10, 2012 10:37 am

no chuckling here. you could save it with a die grinder, Dremel tool, some files, and a bunch of time. or, cut it off and (properly!!!) weld on a newly machined end.
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Re: Someone might get a chuckle from this....

Post by wdietz186 » Mon Mar 12, 2012 6:24 pm

I've done a few of mine like that,laid on a bit more bead and some time with a grinder it comes out fine. If it doesn't leak appearance matters little as it is hidden anyway.

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