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Repairing Ally castings 1912 style
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Rdover



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 5:28 pm    Post subject: Repairing Ally castings 1912 style Reply with quote

My engine top water casting (the bit that carries water from the 2 cylinder blocks to the radiator is in need of repair or renewal. Any suggestions for repairers?

The car is an Alldays 12/14HP from 1912
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buzzy bee



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi

There are places that will weld ally castings, the place I used to work at used to send ally pumps off, you could see the repair, but it was always done well, not sure if it is weldable though, I supose it may be worth looking into.

How complicated is it? Recasting it could be an option?

Cheers

Dave
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Penman



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi
What has happened to the thread with all the pics of the Alldays?

There was a bloke at the Astle Hall meet who was doing allie welding and selling the gear for it, perhaps someone else who went remembers who it was.
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Rick
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guess it depends how bad it is? any chance of a pic?

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Back in the day, aluminium used to be brazed, (using oxy.acet) not welded.

Nowadays, there are other ways, Lumiweld for non-stressed parts, TIG welding, or even MAG...

Are you sure it is Aluminium, and not a Zinc alloy?
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Rdover



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the responses, guys.

The Alldays thread is still running but this is a subject in and of itself and may be useful to everyone.

I've found a company advertising in The Automobile called Cast Iron Welding Services. I'm going to talk to them.

I'll update the Alldays thread soon.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lockstitch in Rochdale repaired a myriad of cracks in my (iron) Dodge block, not sure whether they do alloys too but might be worth asking the question

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Penman



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 11:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi
Rdover wrote:
Thanks for the responses, guys.

The Alldays thread is still running but this is a subject in and of itself and may be useful to everyone.


I'll update the Alldays thread soon.

The reason I asked is, I couldn't find it and you only have 2 posts according to your profile.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

when your logins were re-created, the system effectively looks at you as a new user, and the post count starts from zero all over again - sorry! this also means that if you posted a while back (pre- login fiasco), and chose to be notified of replies to your posts, this won't work, it'll only work on new posts using your re-created ids

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