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  1. #101

    Re: 101 Scout project... the long road to ride!

    And I have a decision to make regarding the cases. There's some pitting on the bottom, it probably sat around in the mud for a while, and I'm leaning towards coating the inside of the cases with Glyptal. I know there are differing opinions on the use of a coating so I'll have to weigh the factors, I think the main reason to use Glyptal on these cases is because they're so pitted they may be more likely to leak somehow?

    1946 Chief - take apart and put back together
    101 Scout - building stage

  2. #102

    Re: 101 Scout project... the long road to ride!

    Yes, cracked all the way through both sides.

    rod side:


    case side:


    Truett and Osborne have the right size, are they known for good fit and quality?
    1946 Chief - take apart and put back together
    101 Scout - building stage

  3. #103

    Re: 101 Scout project... the long road to ride!

    Quote Originally Posted by Pisten-Bully View Post
    Yes, cracked all the way through both sides.

    rod side:


    case side:


    Truett and Osborne have the right size, are they known for good fit and quality?
    Yes. Your other option is 2 Right Side Sport Scout wheels. I would go with T/O

  4. #104

    Re: 101 Scout project... the long road to ride!

    ...more trouble, cleaning the cases and inspecting the old weld repair I see it's cracking, inside of case:



    and in the cam side:



    I dropped the case off with a fellow who welds aluminum almost exclusively and he'll see what he can do...he wasn't pessimistic so I've got my fingers crossed.
    1946 Chief - take apart and put back together
    101 Scout - building stage

  5. Re: 101 Scout project... the long road to ride!

    He should be able to make that repair. There will be some machining too but, you won't have to think about it every mile down the road. Will be watching for progress, and thank you for updating.

  6. #106

    Re: 101 Scout project... the long road to ride!

    Well...I'm on the hunt for another RH case! The attempt to repair was a failure, pre-heat and Tig simply caused more cracks... as predicted by others who have tried. It's difficult to tell a guy who's worked with aluminum for 30 years how to do his job, and I don't know if there's anything different he could have done, but there's not much I can do now:





    I'm a little bummed out but figure it's part of the process, but I hate to see old parts not usable anymore!

    So far I've checked a few possible sources, and I was given a lead on a full engine for sale (the seller changed his mind...) but so far the easy sources have nuthin'
    1946 Chief - take apart and put back together
    101 Scout - building stage

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