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Reply #20 - Sep 12th, 2017 at 7:23pm
 
That is so ugly. A good braze would just be a thin brassy colored line.
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Reply #21 - Sep 13th, 2017 at 4:54pm
 
Hello Terry, what does 'somebody was blocking them off ,mean? I've no clue what that means.  Undecided
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Reply #22 - Sep 13th, 2017 at 7:57pm
 
Hello Perry, in the old days an alternative to buying pricey  aftermarket cast iron exhaust headers for a six-cylinder inline engine was to take a cutting torch and burn a hole in one end of the stock exhaust manifold, weld on a new outlet utilizing a flange cabbaged from something else, then a blocking plate would be welded in somewhere within the manifold to redirect half of the exhaust gas to that new outlet (sorry, but I don't know that much about it). The resulting racket was something different than that produced by headers and from what I heard growing up, Chevys for some reason had their unique sound. As much as anything, it was a way for kids with little $$$ to get around pricey speed shop equipment.
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Reply #23 - Sep 14th, 2017 at 11:45pm
 
C. Perry Rapier wrote on Sep 6th, 2017 at 12:55am:
Dwayne Henson wrote on Sep 5th, 2017 at 11:58pm:
Do you know a good welder that owes you a favor? 


As many years as I have been involved in cast iron cookware I have always HEARD about cast iron cookware welders BUT, I have never seen a welded piece nor have I EVER met a cast iron cookware welder. They are like elves. Everybody talks about them, everybody knows there are there, but you just never see them. OR you hear about a man that knew a man that knew a man that knew a cast iron welder's brother. But that's as close as I ever got.


Hey Perry this is what you get when a NASCAR trackside welder stops in to visit and you have a proken paddle laying on the bench Cheesy.  Wyatt Swaim is a good friend and customer at the shop for machine work.  Owns http://www.tigdepot.net/
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Reply #24 - Sep 16th, 2017 at 3:02am
 
Now that is one fine repair. We all need to have a welder like that as a friend.
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Reply #25 - Sep 16th, 2017 at 3:52am
 
The repair looks like it has been brazed. And it has been brazed with iron that is of another color so you can see that repair a mile away. And the repair sticks up and away.

If this piece was being brazed so it could be put back in service then I will say this welder did a great job and I applaud his work. However this piece was not welded so it could be put back in service, was it?

As for fixing a piece that is a showpiece I don't think the work is all that good at all. I don't mean to be mean and throw off on this guys work, but I sure don't see anything to brag about.
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Reply #26 - Sep 16th, 2017 at 8:42pm
 
C. Perry Rapier wrote on Sep 16th, 2017 at 3:52am:
The repair looks like it has been brazed. And it has been brazed with iron that is of another color so you can see that repair a mile away. And the repair sticks up and away.

If this piece was being brazed so it could be put back in service then I will say this welder did a great job and I applaud his work. However this piece was not welded so it could be put back in service, was it?

As for fixing a piece that is a showpiece I don't think the work is all that good at all. I don't mean to be mean and throw off on this guys work, but I sure don't see anything to brag about. 


It was tig welded with nickle rod. He welded to get enough penetration to hand finish to match the piece. He used very minimal heat as not to cause a major issue with the iron weakening or cracking. I did the bottom side but never did the top left it as welded
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