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Old November 1st, 2007, 07:48 PM   #1
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I got a waggy Dana 44 and i need to weld my spring perch on the pass side on that part that's one with the center chunk ? How do i do this ?? Ive heard it needs a lot of heat ? meaning.... Heat the center chunk up with a torch ? use a big bad ass 210 mig welder on the highest setting ?? ( i only have a 110 Mig and a old 210 buzz box lincoln arc welder)
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Old November 1st, 2007, 07:52 PM   #2
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What the hell is the center chunk? The pumpin?
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Old November 1st, 2007, 08:16 PM   #3
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couple ways to do it but usually lots of heat and high nickle rod with the arc welder, make sure it cools slowly. Although I don't think it is a big deal with a spring perch
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Old November 1st, 2007, 08:19 PM   #4
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What the hell is the center chunk? The pumpin?
He wont call it anything but that... I've tried.. its useless.. haha :miff:
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Old November 1st, 2007, 08:21 PM   #5
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YES I AM SPEAKING OF THE LARGE PART OFFSET TO ONE SIDE IN THE FRONT TECHNICALLY CALLED THE DIFFERENTIAL HOUSING
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Old November 1st, 2007, 08:25 PM   #6
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ic... so get it cherry red or just heat it up ?
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so no being a dick and squirting water on it while i have the torch on it.... oh wait.. that was ME you got with the water!!
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ic... so get it cherry red or just heat it up ?
heard some people cover it in a sand pile or wrap it in insulation (r13 )

should still be warm hours later, next morning is better

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Old November 1st, 2007, 08:57 PM   #9
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i think its only 350 degrees you would heat it to, goto a welding shop[ and buy a heat stick if your that concerned, if not goto tsc buy some nickel rod and just weld it. if it was mine i would just mig weld, its not gonna break its a leaf spring perch
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Old November 1st, 2007, 09:33 PM   #10
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i think its only 350 degrees you would heat it to, goto a welding shop[ and buy a heat stick if your that concerned, if not goto tsc buy some nickel rod and just weld it. if it was mine i would just mig weld, its not gonna break its a leaf spring perch
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Old November 1st, 2007, 09:58 PM   #11
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i think its only 350 degrees you would heat it to, goto a welding shop[ and buy a heat stick if your that concerned, if not goto tsc buy some nickel rod and just weld it. if it was mine i would just mig weld, its not gonna break its a leaf spring perch
thats kinda what im thinking just hit it with the little mig.. Theyre just perches.. but i will heat it a bit 1st
Maybe ill bring my infa red thermometer home and do it all fancy
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so no being a dick and squirting water on it while i have the torch on it.... oh wait.. that was ME you got with the water!!
There's was FIRE !!! Sorry i got you a little too :tonka:
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i think its only 350 degrees you would heat it to, goto a welding shop[ and buy a heat stick if your that concerned, if not goto tsc buy some nickel rod and just weld it. if it was mine i would just mig weld, its not gonna break its a leaf spring perch
yes to the mig.
no need for nickle rod or pre-heat or slow cool.
its cast steel, not cast iron, nickle rod is a waste in this case and wont be as strong as mig.
also no need to turn a mig welder all the way up.
cast steel welds very easily with all steel welding processes.
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The housing is iron, the inner c is steel
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Old November 1st, 2007, 10:38 PM   #15
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yes to the mig.
no need for nickle rod or pre-heat or slow cool.
its cast steel, not cast iron, nickle rod is a waste in this case and wont be as strong as mig.
also no need to turn a mig welder all the way up.
cast steel welds very easily with all steel welding processes.
center is cast iron not, knuckles and c's are cast steel
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He only has a 110 mig???? 100 amp???
i beleive the max amp on it is 68 but im not 100% sure..
Here's a pic of it
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center is cast iron not, knuckles and c's are cast steel
must be very low corbon iron. dosnt cut or weld or grind like cast iron.
and didnt come up red on acid test befor i did nate4d's???????
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we just welded mine slowly with a MIG. ie welded part of one side then waited, then welded more then waited then welded then waited. I haven't had any problems at all.
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How do i do this ??
Outboard your spring and don't. :tonka:
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He only has a 110 mig???? 100 amp???
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