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Old 03-03-2018, 03:14 PM   #2536
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Knocked the 2 parts up for my new oil filter housing bracket, I made it out of some aluminium I had, only problem is I donít have the facilities to weld ali.
Iíve ordered some HTS2000 brazing rods and going to have a go at brazing it together, Iíll have a little practice on the piece I have left before dedicating myself, I donít know anyone that will TiG it for me so figured it was worth learning a new skill with the brazing rods!
If it all goes gooseberries up Iíll just remake it with steel and MiG it!



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Old 03-03-2018, 05:24 PM   #2537
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I think I know the answer but have to ask
Can you drill and tap or bolt it on ?
I do hate asking clever people, questions lol
That not going to braze,
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Old 03-03-2018, 05:48 PM   #2538
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Itís 2 bits of 6mm aluminium and a butt joint, thereís not enough meat to screw them together really, if the HTS2000 is as good as it makes out then Iím not asking too much if it to hold these bits together.


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Old 03-03-2018, 05:54 PM   #2539
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Old 03-03-2018, 05:55 PM   #2540
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Iíll do some practicing first but once Iím confident Iíll do a video of the main event


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Old 04-03-2018, 01:12 AM   #2541
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Cool, what flaim are you using?
I hope it works but the problem with alloy is the heat gets taken away from the small spot you need,
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Old 04-03-2018, 08:28 AM   #2542
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Iíll be using a propane torch, the advantage of the HTS2000 is it has quite a low melting point compared to the aluminium.
Could always warm the whole thing up on the hob and use the torch to heat up the area Iím working on.


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Good thinking ,
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Old 14-03-2018, 03:54 PM   #2544
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I tried to record the brazing with my phone but my camera is knackered, thereís a piece of the lens missing which means you get a lot of light and it struggles to focus, hence the reason half my pics are hazy, anyhow, recording a video was completely pointless.
I had a practice, first go was shocking, but I got better, so I decided to have a go at my bracket and it went ok, need to give it s Little tidy up when itís cooled but it seems solid.

Iíll see how it holds up to some mild abuse when itís cooled.
If it goes wrong then Iíll knock up another and get it TiGíd


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Old 14-03-2018, 05:07 PM   #2545
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It didnít work, couple of decent bashes and it failed completely.


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Old 14-03-2018, 07:55 PM   #2546
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Oh well. Better to find out now than when it's jammed into your cam sprockets at 7,000rpm!


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Old 14-03-2018, 09:04 PM   #2547
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My thoughts exactly.
It would work for something light duty or static but but I would imagine it would sooner or later fail with the vibrations from the engine and shocks from the wonderful roads round here!
Alex at The Car Kitchen is happy to TiG it for me so Iíve remade the baseplate as it wasnít salvageable and Iíll post that to him to work his magic on, at least I know itíll be welds worth looking at rather than risking someone I donít know.




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Old 12-04-2018, 12:23 PM   #2548
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Bracket is back from Alex at TCK

Started work on a cambelt shield



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Old 13-04-2018, 02:49 PM   #2549
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Only a genius can come up with using perspex, good job.

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