Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Birch Run, Michigan
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Re: Cracked block by the starter, LOOK HERE!
I just welded a little tiny piece of cast. I do not have an oxy/ace torch, just a little MAP gas one, worthless I know. I used a mig, high heat, low wire feed, and started away from the area to be welded just a bit and worked it really slow to let it build up heat before I started on the piece to be repaired, all while having the MAP gas on it. The key is to cool it down as slow as possible. So far it has held, although the car has only been through a dozen or so heat up/cool down cycles since the repair (on the back side of a head, where the exhaust manifold bolts on- there was a little flange with a bolt hole and it broke off, right through the hole. This was on a 60's Cadillac 429)
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