one thing leads to another. so the radiator is repaired top and bottom tanks, new upper hose neck fabricated in house, soldered cast iron bottom hose neck( why not brass?), a complete rewire, modified valve cover, to stock, for throttle rod, rebuilt carb and water pump, rebuilt starter switch and checked ammeter operation, now into the rear brakes what a mess...the last guy inverted the outer seal(crushed them), tried to weld a cast brake shoe, luckily George has a pair for sale. since 600 wt gear oil is all over the brakes and washed out the bearing grease it looks like a differential rebuild is next
Michael, I was thinking the same thing about the iron outlet on the bottom of the tank when I welded a repair last month.
Any photos? Would like to see.
Michael, cast iron outlets would have been cheaper!
New radiators from Brassworks have brass outlets, top and bottom. On our low, black radiators the top outlet was a steel pressing, even less long lasting than cast iron.
Allan from down under.
yes top outlet was pressed steel and was lost to the ferrous rats. the cast had rusted around the perimeter and left half the casting rusted into the solder after cleaning and silvering there was not much left(very thin) but it was a lot cheaper than the $900 to $1300 out there. I am fabricating an aluminum replacement...might even cast some new TT shoes too