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.
Missouri City, Texas
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Sent: Wednesday, February 10, 1999 1:33 PM
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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