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#1 ol' stonebreaker OFFLINE  

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Posted October 12, 2012 - 10:44 AM

I noticed this slot worn in the exhaust nipple. I guess the bolt fell out of the muffler bracket and it ran that way for quite awhile rubbing on the hood support. Cleaned the area up w/ a flap disc and torchwelded it, Smoothed out the weld and was able to reach inside to clean gobbers off the inside w/ the die grinder.
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Posted October 12, 2012 - 05:07 PM

Nice repair Mike. That must have been loose for a while to wear through like that! The hood support must have been interfering with exhaust flow by the looks of how deep that is. I have a 314 and I am wondering if your motor mounts are OK. It's a common problem with them. If they are shot the engine will move a lot more than it should.
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Posted October 12, 2012 - 05:43 PM

It appeared to me the bolt fell out of the muffler bracket and let it swing down. It was in and tight when I noticed this.
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Posted October 12, 2012 - 08:22 PM

Nice repair :worshippy1: I never gas welded enough to even try something like that ., Al
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Posted October 12, 2012 - 09:19 PM

Best technique I've found for thin stuff is to keep the flame almost parallel w/ the parent metal.
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Posted October 13, 2012 - 05:55 AM

Very well done. You don't see a lot of posts about gas welding these days. Your repair makes a good case for it's continued use!
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Posted October 13, 2012 - 07:40 AM

Nice looking repair work,I have to agree with what's already been said,it sure is good to see someone break out the torches and go to work! :thumbs:
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Posted October 13, 2012 - 11:08 AM

Job well done! My gas welding skills SUCK! Sure would be nice to have your torch talent.
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Posted October 13, 2012 - 01:13 PM

Job well done! My gas welding skills SUCK! Sure would be nice to have your torch talent.


It just takes practice.I've been "practicing" for 50 yrs. Get a bunch of scraps from a muffler shop and practice on them. Don't pick any that have the aluminized surface 'cause it makes it more difficult.Use a small tip and keep your flame small,just enough so it won't backfire, and as I said keep the flame almost parallel w/ the parent stock. I try to pass on my skills to other folks.
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