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Re: [T3] CRACK

There is plenty of "meat" at that part of the case.
If it's an aluminum case that could be welded easily,just as it
sits without disassembling anything further than you've already
done.If it's magnesium,well.......I'd say new case is in order.

"....the whole world , Chico. And everything in it."

David V. Nelson
1969 Fastback FI (no matter what!)

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Russ Wolfe" <russw@classicvw.org>
To: "Type 3" <type3@vwtype3.org>
Sent: Sunday, January 04, 2004 5:46 PM
Subject: Re: [T3] CRACK

> On Sun, 2004-01-04 at 17:36, Terry Cost wrote:
> > Howdy all
> >     Well, I'm just sick. Finally got up a good head of steam trying to
> > my square roadworthy after sitting all these years, and found that my
> > has a big gouge/crack! Right in the oil gallery near the oil cooler
> > the cylinder. You can see it here:
> >
> > http://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/index.mv?photo+134696.jpg
> >
> > I'm hoping that this can be repaired, any thoughts? I have heard that
> > cases can be welded by someone that knows what they are doing. This in
> > addition to the fact that my car needs to have the rear body
> > has got me really bummed out. I am wondering if it's worth it to keep
> > on this car, but I also REALLY want to get going( I've also got those
> > Porsche mags just waiting in the garage ). I'm out to start tearing it
> > now, maybe the local VW shop will have some good news when they see it
> > tomorrow. Send words of encouragement!!
> >
> With just looking at the picture, something else is going on. I would
> want to see the entire case, before commiting to anything. I have never
> seen a case cracked in that area.
> The only time I have had success welding, is when it was damage from
> another failure like a broken valve or broken rod.
> The good thing is, that there are plenty of used cases running around. I
> don't have one right now for an IRS T3, but I am sure someone does.
> -- 
> Russ Wolfe
> '66 FB MT
> '71 FB AT
> '65 Bug (not running)
> russw@classicvw.org
> http://www.classicvw.org
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