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Twpbaseball10 07-05-2012 02:36 AM

using a coat hanger as pin for brake?
 
has anyone ever heard of using a coat hanger to pin a weld their brake to their barrel? I am trying to figure out something to use for when I attach my brake on my barrel this weekend

fireguy 07-05-2012 02:47 AM

We used to use baling wire to braze exhaust pipes. I'm afraid hangar wire would need a big flame from the torch to make it work. I wouldn't want to heat the end of the barrel that much.

Jpyle 07-05-2012 03:23 AM

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Originally Posted by Twpbaseball10 (Post 859417)
has anyone ever heard of using a coat hanger to pin a weld their brake to their barrel? I am trying to figure out something to use for when I attach my brake on my barrel this weekend

Have heard of it, never done it. Real challenge is the soldering...you must use silver solder and it must be permanent...or at least be able to withstand the torque applied if it is ever challenged. A simple pinning of the brake is not sufficient.


Marlinman 07-05-2012 03:25 AM

Yes iv done it........unless you are a DAMN GOOD welder DO NOT try it.

Twpbaseball10 07-05-2012 03:31 AM

Well I'm just doing the drilling. I am going to have a welder do the welding for me.
I was also thinking of buying 2 of the same drill bits and cut one to fit in the hole and have that welded up.
What do you guys use as pins?

Marlinman 07-05-2012 03:43 AM

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Originally Posted by Twpbaseball10
Well I'm just doing the drilling. I am going to have a welder do the welding for me.
I was also thinking of buying 2 of the same drill bits and cut one to fit in the hole and have that welded up.
What do you guys use as pins?

Brass dowel rod-3/32

Rick1967 07-05-2012 04:10 AM

This may sound stupid...but if it was threaded, would something like JB Weld work? People repair cylinder blocks with that stuff.

Marlinman 07-05-2012 04:12 AM

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Originally Posted by Rick1967
This may sound stupid...but if it was threaded, would something like JB Weld work? People repair cylinder blocks with that stuff.

No it doesnt work. It will crack out and break.

c3shooter 07-05-2012 04:17 AM

Would look pretty strange if you used the entire hanger......:rolleyes:

While drill steel is extremely tough, it will also be tough to ever remove. Using brass would be easier to machine out in the future, and may take silver solder better.

Rick1967 07-05-2012 04:19 AM

Thanks Marlin. I have to ask since you were so quick to know the answer. Did you try it? Or am I the only one with crazy ideas like that?


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