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Re: OT Need to see if anyone can repair a part for me
Posted by: Max Roeder ()
Date: August 28, 2016 10:19AM

Sounds like/ looks like an opportunity to have an aluminum foundry cast up some better alloy parts. May have them heat treated then machined and sell them to all those affected.

The problem with welding aluminum is it always softens the base metal through tempering, then you should have a hardening process to make the repair valid. You should also have the base alloy checked to make sure the filler is compatible. 24 hours in a 500F oven may bake most of the contaminating oils out but...some cast aluminum has pockets of sand and other crap that makes welding very tough.

If possible re-design the broken lugs to use bolt in machined billet 7075T6 insert(s), or anything else that works. I don't believe welding the lugs and not doing anything else will be any more than a band aid, good luck.

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Re: OT Need to see if anyone can repair a part for me
Posted by: coleslaw31 ()
Date: August 28, 2016 11:46AM

Sounds good but I am sure that would require funds. I'm just a little fella in upstate sc who likes old crap. I do have a unit that is serviceable as is but was hoping the spares could be saved.

South Carolina Upstate



68 Monza convertible 140 4spd A/C (coming soon)
66 Corsa coupe 140 4spd

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Re: OT Need to see if anyone can repair a part for me
Posted by: moomba32 ()
Date: December 17, 2016 10:12AM

Found one for sale Cole.
[charleston.craigslist.org]

Don Marlowe
66 Monza 2Dr 140/pg
64 Spyder convertible now, 110/pg
Eutawville SC

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Re: OT Need to see if anyone can repair a part for me
Posted by: coleslaw31 ()
Date: December 17, 2016 10:46AM

Look at that! Don't see the early ones much and it's missing some of the harder stuff to find. Wonder what the underside looks like.

South Carolina Upstate



68 Monza convertible 140 4spd A/C (coming soon)
66 Corsa coupe 140 4spd

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Re: OT Need to see if anyone can repair a part for me
Posted by: moomba32 ()
Date: December 17, 2016 01:28PM

If you're interested I might can look at it next week, kind of full this weekend. It's about 45 minutes from me but easy enough to go after work.

Don Marlowe
66 Monza 2Dr 140/pg
64 Spyder convertible now, 110/pg
Eutawville SC

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Re: OT Need to see if anyone can repair a part for me
Posted by: coleslaw31 ()
Date: December 17, 2016 04:12PM

I appreciate the looking out but not in the cards right now. Got to focus on the 68 getting it back together and I have my 65 parts cart to revive my 64 with. really hoping once I get the 68 together and going I will be able to atleast make the harley run.

South Carolina Upstate



68 Monza convertible 140 4spd A/C (coming soon)
66 Corsa coupe 140 4spd

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Re: OT Need to see if anyone can repair a part for me
Posted by: moomba32 ()
Date: December 17, 2016 07:35PM

No problem, it's not on my radar so I wouldn't know if that's a super good price or a stupid high price so thought I'd show you.

Don Marlowe
66 Monza 2Dr 140/pg
64 Spyder convertible now, 110/pg
Eutawville SC

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Re: OT Need to see if anyone can repair a part for me
Posted by: coleslaw31 ()
Date: June 15, 2017 07:42PM

Figured I would show the progress on my old cart, the car has been slowed down due to life but hope to get back to it here soon in cooler weather! Decided I needed to get something running geez so I took my cart apart to take to work and service everything, luckily I do have a rebuilt engine to go in already so the one coming out is a spare. that 95 degrees felt good on the back. Thanks goodness for a awning and a box fan.









South Carolina Upstate



68 Monza convertible 140 4spd A/C (coming soon)
66 Corsa coupe 140 4spd

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Re: OT Need to see if anyone can repair a part for me
Posted by: coleslaw31 ()
Date: June 15, 2017 08:17PM

Pretty over engineered emblem. These were short lived only 3 years out of a 20 year run of these things.

South Carolina Upstate



68 Monza convertible 140 4spd A/C (coming soon)
66 Corsa coupe 140 4spd

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