cast iron repair ?

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  1. el5dart

    el5dart Well-Known Member

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    just got these and the LH manifold is cracked.

    does anyone know if it is repairable and what would be best method to repair ?

    or should i return them for a refund. they were sold as no cracks but were cracked before they shipped. the last two pictures are from the auction. i am a little depressed today now

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  2. Dana67Dart

    Dana67Dart Like a fine wine, only getting better with age! FABO Gold Member

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    Look on YouTube to see how it is done.

    Looks repairable
     
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    moparmandan FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    There's probably a couple threads here about welding cast iron, lol.
     
  4. H22A4

    H22A4 Does anyone read this?

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    That’s disappointing.

    Those are the expensive 340 manifolds too! How did it crack after the auction ended but before shipping? What was the price? If it was for a great deal, then fixing them might not be too much of a bummer but, if you paid near full pull on them, then fixing them would be a bummer.
     
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    Find the cost of repairs then ask the seller to pay or else get all your money back. But remember, you'll have to get the sealing surface machined dead flat after welding unless you have some really good filing skills??
     
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      That does not look like a new crack.
       
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      • el5dart

        el5dart Well-Known Member

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        yeah it said no cracks in the auction.

        but now seeing in person and knowing where the crack is it can be seen in the auction picture. i blew it up and put a red arrow on the picture above. from the pictures on the auction you cant differentiate dirt from spider webs from cracks. all i know is it said no cracks and that was the selling point to me.

        i wouldnt have a clue who to take them to. a welder a machine shop or a fab shop or a motor machine shop or all of those places. who has the skills to do it. not me for sure. what would the cost be for the repair?

        no reply from the seller yet after all day either
         
      • Tsully

        Tsully FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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        Wow they shipped those fast!

        I bided on those as well... and you are correct.

        They were advertised as having no cracks.

        I’m like the other guys... I’d contact them and asked for a full refund or the difference back in cost to repair!!!
         
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        • RustyRatRod

          RustyRatRod Bla de blizhibliz de blatde blizi bla bla FABO Gold Member

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          They were full of shit. They were cracked and they knew it. Get your money back. There are more manifolds out there.
           
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          • el5dart

            el5dart Well-Known Member

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            this is the way they were packaged. but its a mute point since they were cracked from the get go.

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          • Tsully

            Tsully FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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            That is some shit packaging!!! No pun intended towards the diaper box!

            I was wondering what kind of boxing they were gonna use For $36.00 !!!
             
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            • el5dart

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              i was charged $47.06 for shipping
               
            • SGBARRACUDA

              SGBARRACUDA ROY FABO Gold Member

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              Send him a message that if you haven’t heard from him by Monday, your going to file a dispute with PP. just cause he hasn’t answered doesn’t mean he hasn’t read your message.
               
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              • moparmandan

                moparmandan FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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                AND get them to drop the price to a repaired set. Consider your time doing the leg work. Gonna get tricky. I vote refund. In my experience, no one will guarantee a fix on cast iron, either.
                 
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                • 4spdragtop

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                  Jackwagon all the way around to seller. As soon as you see the effort put into "packaging", you know you're being screwed. Print the listing/details asap with "no cracks " listed. May help with the refund.
                  Good luck
                   
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                  • el5dart

                    el5dart Well-Known Member

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                    yeah from what i read, fixing cast iron is a 50/50 crapshoot. and torqueing a bolt right at the crack is not gonna be nice to a repair
                     
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                    • SGBARRACUDA

                      SGBARRACUDA ROY FABO Gold Member

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                      Is the right side good? If so ask for half your money back.
                       
                    • el5dart

                      el5dart Well-Known Member

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                      as far as i can tell the R one is good. i knew about the bolts plugging the flapper holes before i bought them. theres only one way to find out for sure though. firing up the motor with full exhaust
                       
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                      SGBARRACUDA ROY FABO Gold Member

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                      Right sides are harder to find so maybe you can work out a equatable deal with the seller.
                       
                    • Tsully

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                      I wouldn’t install them if you’re gonna and try get your money back!

                      They’ll blame you for cracking them!!!
                       
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                      • MOPAROFFICIAL

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                        I was thinking on how the passenger side front section likes to break off easy ...and that op been better off that happening then it breaking right at a clamping point.


                        Just file dispute, find another and move on.
                         
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                        • K.O. SWINGER

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                          My grandfather repaired cast iron all the time when I was young. People would bring him specialty parts from all over the state but like a lot of other things it's becoming a lost art. I believe that part could be brazed by a qualified person with no future problems. Find an old timer that knows this stuff he would probably fix that for you for next to nothing.
                           
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                          • el5dart

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                            i would drive 250 miles to find that person
                             
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                            • el5dart

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                              just got this message from the seller. seems to be a stand up guy.

                              I am terribly sorry. It's obvious that iI did not see the crack when I listed them, as my picture is showing the crack and almost 20 yrs /100% with ebay would attest. Again, I am sorry for delaying your project. Would you like to return them both for a full refund ? Or would you be interested (if I have one ) in returning just the one and I send a replacement ?
                               
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                              • pishta

                                pishta I know I'm right....

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                                Get a refund and buy the New repops on Ebay. <$600. Well, reading the late post I may ask for a replacement side if he has one. Save your shipping cost.
                                 
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