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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Thunder Road, Jul 27, 2017.

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  1. Thunder Road
    Joined: Sep 17, 2006
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    Hey ya’ll,

    I have a need to bond two metal sleeves together- specifically a metal tube inserted inside an aluminum sleeve…ok, it’s the metal tube going into the fuel pump stand on my ’34 Ford flathead. I had to replace the stand. The parts are clean, dry and a very good slip-fit.

    Anyway, what does the brain trust recommend to bond these two together? I’m aware of Hardening Permatex, but I have also heard of using a Loctite product, but I can’t remember the darn color Loctite to use.

    I’m open to other suggestions..

    What do ya’ll recommend?
     
  2. Loctite green
     
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  3. If you don't intend to ever take it apart, you could knurl the outside diameter of the "metal tube" that goes inside the aluminum sleeve. If you don't have access to a lathe, you could use a center punch to dimple the OD. This will create a sort of interference fit, but not so great that the two could not be pressed together.
     
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  5. Thunder Road
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    Thank you guys- green Loctite it is.
     
  6. The stud-set Loctite holds anything together. Even JB Weld would do the trick.
     
  7. Blue One
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    If there will ever be any intrusion of moisture into that joint you will experience galvanic corrosion.
    Steel in contact with aluminum will always give you that problem.
     

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