<VV> Re: welded crancase

kaczmarek at charter.net kaczmarek at charter.net
Mon Dec 17 08:13:51 EST 2007

Rest assured that there was a "repair Dep't" . Either in the Reynolds Foundry in Messina or near the inspection/pre-assembly area at Chevrolet Tonawanda.  I know there was one in Plant 1 (block Foundry) at Tonawanda for crankshafts and blocks on Non-Aluminum (Corvair) engines.   

---- JVHRoberts at aol.com wrote: 
> I've seen the same thing, my guess is, all this welding happens right after  
> casting, long before any machining takes place. I wouldn't be surprised if it  
> was done while the casting was still hot!
> In a message dated 12/17/2007 6:01:16 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,  N2VZD
> @aol.com writes:
> i have  seen several weld repairs on crankcase halves and other large   
> aluminum parts over the years to cover mold voids. they never seem to case  
> any  leaks 
> or other issues. i am guessing they failed inspection and  got repaired,  
> rechecked for tolerances and then put in  service.  this still happens in  
> many 
> industries. i would look  at it carefully and then not worry about it.
> regards, happy holidays from  the snow belt.
> tim colson
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