Thats the way to do it..and a bit of hammer and dolly work to make it smooth is good to..we do this sort of thing a lot when we want an oil pan to fit a particular application..like have more oil capacity or something..Sean's said:Yeah scrapp the Brazeing Idea . Migg , Arc or Gas . Brazeing will leak . In fact after a Year or so . You will be Peelin the Brazeing off, with a screw driver .
Good flatt Penetrateing Weld is best . I like too Drill End's of Crack's with a small drill bit . << real Small bit . then, start and end my bead in a Circle .
Keep's it from crackin further . Insures that it wont continue too leak at the, end of your weld's .
Thats the same thing that I thought also. I have been doing it for over 40 years and you cannot knock mine off. I am kinda glad now that I did not tell about the ones that I fixed with JB Weld, Lmaooldred said:Sean, Don't know where you learned to braze but if you can scrape it off with a screw driver (or even knock it off with a chisel!) even years after it has been on there it was simply not done right. Brazing is simple, the easiest way to do this and by far the most common way and if done even half way right it will never leak. In my weld shop we always brazed things like oil pans and in the 35 years I ran the place we fixed a heck of a lot of pans, leaking oil pans is a common problem.
I have to agree. Brazing is a good way to go. Not the only way but as good as any other way talked about. Those of us who learned to braze many many years ago know its capabilities. I have seen cracked Model A fenders brazed 60 years ago still holding up and its not easy to remove it today. They shook and twisted for many years and still come back kicking.Henry Highrise said:Thats the same thing that I thought also. I have been doing it for over 40 years and you cannot knock mine off. I am kinda glad now that I did not tell about the ones that I fixed with JB Weld, Lmao
thanks, havent welded anything yet.oldred said:If you have not welded that thing yet there is zero benefit to drilling holes in the ends of the crack. This is a trick that is often used when welding cast iron but on a thin steel section like that oil pan it will serve no purpose at all.