Post Number: 21
|Posted on Saturday, March 30, 2013 - 08:17 pm: ||
Does anyone know where I could get a kingfisher aluminum crankcase front half? I am prepping one for my canoe, and found small fractures around the crank drain plug hole. Any leads or advice for repair with old aluminum would be very helpful.
Post Number: 27
|Posted on Sunday, March 31, 2013 - 05:46 pm: ||
Goodday. Most welding shops have TIG welding machines (Tungston inert gas) It should be a relatiively easy repair. --Good luck Larry H.
Post Number: 689
|Posted on Sunday, March 31, 2013 - 11:08 pm: ||
Since it doesn't sound to be a structural flaw, you could probably get away with good ol' JB WELD . I know it stands up to heat well, and is routinely used for repairs on crankcases.
You'll need to make sure the repair area is very clean.
Any kind of welding will put enough heat into that casting to potentially cause distortion.
If you go the welding route, take goods measurements of flatness of the mating surfaces before you do it so you'll have a reference.
Post Number: 1627
|Posted on Monday, April 01, 2013 - 11:47 am: ||
I vote for JB Weld as well