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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Matt Miller, Jul 28, 2020.
Good ole boys at King’s welding, Mt. Airy, NC
Very fine men.
Clutch Equalizer Shaft.
I didn't know they were cast?
Pretty sure they are forged.
@Matt Miller ......Welcome to the HAMB.
That shaft is a forging - not cast.
Forgings weld with no problems.
No point in trying to help someone that already knows it all. I'm out
Forgings kinda look cast to some folks....a chunk of steel is basically hammered into a form or mold....there are a bunch of no nonsense guys here that will poison out your mistakes but help you if they can Matt Miller!
A lot of people think anything that's not sheet metal is cast.
Agree that is not cast iron. It is forged and is low carbon steel, which is readily weldable.
Apparently he is new and does not know the difference.
He may be new here but he's past retirement age and old enough he should be aware that welded Cast Iron don't look anything like welded steel, well unless he's a late comer to the Car world.
We were all born with blank slates ......everything we now know, or think we know, was accumulated over time. We did not all learn on the same timeline. Hopefully, we are aware there is always more to learn and continue to pay attention. It’s no sin to make an occasional mistake along the way.
My first thought is a bit different from the rest. I could not help wonder if the "Good ole boys at King’s welding, Mt. Airy, NC" told our new friend Matt that they had just welded this cast part. Maybe even charged a few extra dollars because it was such a hard job.
Matt I was told I couldn't weld a F 100 front axle. I knew better and just cut in two and took 6 1/4 inches out of it and built a jig and welded it back together so it would fit my avatar .
The experts told me that Ford axles were cast. I guess I am a good old boy cast welder then.
Thank you, Ray.
I’m also with Ray but I believe it’s the way the title of the thread was written that’s bringing all the ball busting. IMHO
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You've got to be kidding? If you think this thread is ball busting.....
All early Ford suspension/ chassis stuff is drop forged. I believe even the clevis for mechanical brakes were drop forged not cast. As Henry Ford said " Solid steel from toe to heel" not iron haha.
Ive seen pictures both in books and at the Henry Ford museum of the process. Very cool very huge machines.
That equalizer shaft is forged steel. Casting that part would be hazardous to your driving safety.
I know and he possibly is. When I looked up his profile, which he filled out more than most his age would make you think that he knew better. That is why I put in the (confused) face thing. If he were told by;
If that is the case and I were him I would be having a "discussion" with them.
Could it be that saying part was forged was just a simple mistake?
It's like your mind is thinking one thought but your fingers type something else.
Easily impressed.. Hang around fng, They`re guys on this site that will blow your mind.
Getting all excited over that blob
Yes, many nice people here and some smart ass know it alls. Thanks for the clarification guys! My career was in industrial chemistry not metallurgy and yes, my first old car in 40 years as I have been in motorcycling.
Hey Matt!! Welcome!! Yes there are a lot of Richard Craniums here that know a hole lot of good stuff!! Then there are a lot of Real Good People here THAT KNOW A HOLE LOT OF GOOD STUFF!!! I,m about a month older than You!! Hang in there It is a Awesome place here!!! Pete
Ray, you always seem to be the voice of reason. You remind me of Paul Harvey, you give "The rest of the story". Thank You! Good Day...
Good on you, now take your gloves off and start swinging. Dang sure that all of us has had a black eye at least once.
You’re a nice guy Pete. Thanks, yep!
With all due respect, I'd grind that out and try again
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