What is the best way to fix this

  1. Jlg

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    Does anyone know the best way to fix this I was thinking get it tig welded
     
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  2. p0689109 Member

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    What is it first but it looks like cacky ali which will be a pain to weld.
     
  3. Bsmith Member

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    It's a piece of carb being photographed on his wife's very best tablecloth.
     
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  4. p0689109 Member

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    Thought it was a carb.
     
  5. Jlg

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    It is the carb of my Honda 50 the choke arm has snapped off
     
  6. Pigeon_Droppings2 Member

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    Could you use one of those low temp Ali welding rods with a plumbers torch. I used one when my Ali water pump lug snapped off....still going strong. I think they have a high tin content...they stick to copper and Ali but not steel.

    Am assuming you don't have an Ali setup lying around of course!
     
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  7. slim_boy_fat

    slim_boy_fat Forum Supporter

    In which case it could be R.I.P. @Jlg :whistle:
     
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  8. Jlg

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    I do not if I did I would be a happy boy will they work I tried a epoxy that I was told will work but after a a few months it broke off agen because it has a spring washer that puts pressure on it
     
  9. Pigeon_Droppings2 Member

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    I can't remember what the sticks are called. On the water pump I was able to make a former out of steel to form a new lug...it's held very well.

    Think you heat the piece with a plumbers torch and then tin the bits before sticking together. Worked well for me. Epoxies are great but I haven't had good experiences using them on metals.

    It's more like soldering....utube low temp Ali welding.
     
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  10. Screwdriver

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    Difficult to see exactly what has broken where. My first thought is there's plenty of meat to re manufacture a part you could thread into the body.
     
  11. Jlg

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    You see the 3rd picture at the top there is a gap that is where it has broken
     
  12. Jlg

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    Do you think it could be tig welded if it can I will see if the engineering shop can weld it if not I will try the rods @Pigeon_Droppings2
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  13. Screwdriver

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    Cast aluminium is fantastically difficult to TiG. Too much Silicon (I'm told).

    I see what you mean now. I'd be tempted to drill, nut and bolt it with maybe a dot of TiG (on the nut) to make sure nothing falls off.
     
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  14. Paul.

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    I've repaired similar items many times, as long as it is aluminium it will tig weld, some go well others are more challenging but I've never had one beat me yet, you will need to get it clean, make sure that you rid of all trace of the epoxy and if possible get it ultra sonic cleaned, then vee it out a bit to give the weld somewhere to go and nail it, use a 4043 filler rod
     
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  15. Jlg

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    Right I'll clean it and take it too the shop tomorrow and see what they say
     
  16. brightspark

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    autojumble :)
     
  17. Screwdriver

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    If it were me, I'd be sending it to Paul!

    :D
     
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  18. Jlg

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    Can @Paul. give me a rough price incase my local engenering shop can't
     
  19. brightspark

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    bet u wish u never said nowt now :laughing:
     
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  20. Jlg

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    I have tried to get one for over a year when you can get one they are very expensive
     
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