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RE: [oletrucks] Water Jacket Welding; Parking/Headlights

To: "'jeastman@appliedtheory.com'" <jeastman@appliedtheory.com>,
Subject: RE: [oletrucks] Water Jacket Welding; Parking/Headlights
From: Terry Stellman <stellman@noex.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Feb 1999 14:14:18 -0600
You can weld cast iron if you use cast iron welding rods and you pre-heat the 
area around the crack with a torch first.  The idea is that you don't want to 
just weld on cold cast iron since it does something funny with the metal 
crystals (technical term) and it is also better to cover over the area after 
welding to allow it to cool slowly.

Terry Stellman
1949 3600
Missouri City, Texas

-----Original Message-----
From:   jeastman@appliedtheory.com [SMTP:jeastman@appliedtheory.com]
Sent:   Wednesday, February 10, 1999 1:33 PM
To:     oletrucks-digest@autox.team.net
Subject:        [oletrucks] Water Jacket Welding; Parking/Headlights

Has anybody had experience getting cracks in their block welded?  I've got
a crack in the water jacket (outside) of my block and would like to get it
repaired.  It's got some form of putty on it that worked pretty well until
I put a thermostat in (a winter necessity up here in NY).  I haven't had
much luck with K&W block seal on other blocks, and would rather get it
sealed once and done right. 

Trivia Question: When my headlights are on, my parking lights aren't,
though my parking lights work fine w/ the parking lights only turned on.
Is this the way it came out of the factory, or are they suffering from the
same electrical wizardry that caused the previous owner to use the horn
relay as a ignition bus/voltage regulator?

Jeremy Eastman                                    V 315.453.2912 x354
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