How to repair this one??

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How to repair this one??

Post by AndreFordT » Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:50 am

I am busy to take wrecked 1915 Touring apart to build it up again and I found this one.
I don't think it has to do with the accident last year. It must have been broken before, to much dirt on it.

Maybe J.B. Weld??


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Re: How to repair this one??

Post by mtntee20 » Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:15 am


JB Weld is a good option. Remove the bolt, clean, clean, and clean again. Make sure there is no oil/grease or rust. Slather on a bunch of JB Weld and let it cure well. Shape the outside to match the original ear proportions. Drill and tap the threads to match the bolt and you should be back in business.

BUT, if it's not leaking now and you do not need to take it apart, I would recommend leave it alone until a problem arises and it needs the repair.

Good Luck

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Re: How to repair this one??

Post by TRDxB2 » Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:58 pm

I agree, if its not leaking don't mess with it. Consider the risk & reward in just removing the nut and bolt.

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Re: How to repair this one??

Post by rgould1910 » Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:40 pm

Had the same problem. Brought it to a welder who welded up the missing section and tapped it for the 3/8 x 24 tpi bolt.

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