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Fastback68
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posted 09-27-2002 04:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastback68   Click Here to Email Fastback68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, two months after winning my newly restored Autolite 4100 on e-bay it finally arrived. It's beautiful EXCEPT ... there's a tiny hole in the main body at the back, in the area of the secondary diaphragm. I guess the guy got a bit carried away with his dremel tool when he was polishing it
Anyway, it's gotta be fixed and my welder friend isn't sure of the best material to use. He's pretty sure he knows what to do, but I thought I'd ask the experts. That's YOU GUYS
Thanks again, you never let me down!
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69 Sportsroof
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posted 09-27-2002 09:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 69 Sportsroof   Click Here to Email 69 Sportsroof     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If it's out of sight on the backside, but a small glob of JB Weld on it.

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Fastback68
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posted 09-27-2002 09:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastback68   Click Here to Email Fastback68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
JB Weld? Is that a brand name? Maybe a kind of epoxy?
I don't care what it looks like, but I guess it has to be resistant to heat and gasoline, and has to stick to whatever horrible alloy these carbs are made of.
Found it ...
http://www.jbweld.co.uk/files/prodb.html
Epoxy steel. OK, gonna go hunting for some JP Weld.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 09-29-2002 05:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
GM had a campaign that lasted quite a while on the Quadrajets. The castings were too thin at the bottom of the float bowls and the repair kit just consisted of epoxy. We never had a come-back on them.

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Moneymaker
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posted 09-29-2002 06:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A dab of JB Weld will do the job. It is a metalic consitancy epoxy when dry.
Available at almost any decent auto parts store. Even in the Phillipines.

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posted 09-29-2002 06:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Plus you can use JB Weld for dental repairs.

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