Picked up a tranny cover with a starter boss to use on my T, but after I had it sandblasted, found it was cracked, worth repairing, or find another ?
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I'd find another one
Somebody either dropped it or threw it as there is no reason for that crack. To fix it will require grinding and pulling it back together so the pan holes align and you have a smooth surface to the pan and block. Usually the damage is a broken corner on a hogs head.
If you come to the lower part of MI just outside of Lansing I have some that I won't use and you can have one. There are 3 of that style in my garage and another one or 2 outside on the junk pile. I would not spend time to fix that and have oil leaks or break it again in the corner while bolting it down.
You could probably get away with drilling holes either side of the crack. Grinding a shallow trough between the holes and pouring/beating lead into the holes & trough.
Fill the crack from the inside with flexible sealer (silicone?) and pretend it's not there.
It's wall art....
Thanks, pretty much what I figured, look for another
Post-1919 hogsheads aren't quite a dime a dozen, but they're pretty close to it. I'd get another.
Guy, Stand back and throw that hogs head as far as you can into your junk pile. For quite some time I have been offering free hogs heads if coupled with another purchase.
Get another one gotta still be millions out there i had several earlier this year had give them away
Sorry i be to far ship anyway
Spray weld it.
Somewhere down the line it was dropped to have cracked like that. It could be repaired if need be but they are fairly common. If it were mine I would save it and get another one. There is probably more that's cracked in running cars than we realize.
I would drill a hole at the end of the crack to keep it from spreading, then I would deeply "V" out the crack so it has a nice valley to fill with weld. Then take a long set of clamps and clamp it together tight. Slowly stitch weld it and hammer peen the welds as they cool, alternating from end to end in short sections until you meet in the middle. Grind down the weld flush to the original surface (The reason for a deep "V" is to give you plenty of weld below the original surface plane). Then sand or bead blast the casting, apply a good coat of self-etching primer and a couple of coats of the original colour Ford used on their engine assemblies. Be sure to add hardener to the paint to increase its gloss and durability.
After the paint has dried, and any imperfections have been touched-up, take it outside in the bright U.P. sunshine to admire he fruits of your labour.
Then toss it in the scrap pile and get a good one.
After you do the welding as Dale states and if you tig welded it you can flip it over and walk the cup down the weld applying heat as you go to draw it all together.
If you mig welded it run another bead down the back.
What wonderland do you live in where you can afford to throw them away?
I live in the "Winter Water Wonderland" -
as our license plates used to say- where this kind of stuff literally grows on trees!....
Wonder if it would be tossed if it came off a 09 or 10.
At least use it to practice welding cast iron.