Has anyone had any luck making a repair to a broken tab on a hogs head? I was considering brazing the tab back onto the hogshead. Mike
Scrap metal, not worth the time and trouble.
If you were near me ( Northern Cal) I would give you one ( or more).
I agree with Layden. A braze or weld will never be as strong as the original casting. While the joint may be strong (or not), the surrounding cast will yield quicker than when it was new.
Sorry, Just what I know.
Ralph Zaijcek repaired a broken tab with a complete new one of brass. It looked good and worked well. Yes it can be done.
Thanks for the help, I'll find a different one. Mike
Looks like your hog's been had
I'd say that your best bet is to replace the hogshead with another. They are a dime a dozen and very easy to come by.
I have some, if you can't find one closer.
An aluminium hogshead would be worth the trouble to repair, not yet a LH drive cast iron one - still easy to find cheap. But don't throw it away, parts from it may come in handy some day
I have repaired a similar one, several years ago. However, it is definitely better to get a better one. Still. Behind the garage is where parts like this belong, until they are needed.
That location is behind the starter and won't show when assembled. I have had good luck by making a large washer which will cover the area and bending a tab down to hold the broken piece in place and putting a bolt with nut in place. Use plenty of gasket sealer and tighten down. Has lasted over 15 years without leaking. It doesn't show even from underneath.
I did something similar to one of my transmission covers a few years ago. Wonder what a transmission cover would cost to make these days if the originals weren't so plentiful ! I replaced it with one I picked up at a meet. I now have 7!
I still have the ones that have the ear broken off at that location for spares. I just couldn't throw them away.
Maybe the transmission covers were reproduced as long as the blocks were till the early 40's.