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  • Welded Aluminum Head Repair & Restoration..

    This is a series of videos on the restoration and repair of Harley Panhead heads...
    it goes into the rebuilding of chambers, ports, fins etc.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kfj4g...iEnUppGbWBT06Q

    the techniques displayed in these 98 videos are applicable in many cast aluminum head and engine repairs.. the machine work is done employing more skill and common sense and less technology.. using the tooling many would have in a small shop..

    Enjoy
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  • #2
    Thanks for the vids.. im off from surgery on a broken shoulder from a mx accident. . So this gives me something to do.. i enjoy watching stuff like this.. ive seen some amazing things done on mills and lathes with creativity rather then cnc technology.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by spence648 View Post
      Thanks for the vids.. im off from surgery on a broken shoulder from a mx accident. . So this gives me something to do.. i enjoy watching stuff like this.. ive seen some amazing things done on mills and lathes with creativity rather then cnc technology.
      Even though they did not actually show him welding...

      the surprises... trials and tribulations are so typical of the defects and subsequent redo that you run in to while welding on old aluminum castings..
      he just cut out the bad spots and cooked out/rewelded them until he had sound aluminum..

      Aluminum castings are often alloys of dubious pedigree... porous oil soaked and corroded...

      I really liked the way it illustrated that as well as his skills in using a milling machine to carve away the excess... reavealing the heads underneath.....

      Hats off to TATRO Machine....
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      The more you know, The better you know, How little you know

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      Buy the best tools you can afford.. Learn to use them to the best of your ability.. and take care of them...

      My Blue Stuff:
      Dynasty 350DX Tigrunner
      Dynasty 200DX
      Millermatic 350P w/25ft Alumapro & 30A
      Millermatic 200

      TONS of Non-Blue Equip, plus CNC Mill, Lathes & a Plasmacam w/ PowerMax-1000

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      • #4
        From what I can tell.. he is doing the welding with an ancient L-Tec Linde Heliarc machine

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zw0yIsl1UHw#t=33

        I sure gives a fella pause to ponder what he might be able to achieve if he had a Dynasty 350....

        Note: this vid shows him welding a rocker arm.. not the aluminum head..
        Last edited by H80N; 11-18-2014, 02:25 PM.
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        Buy the best tools you can afford.. Learn to use them to the best of your ability.. and take care of them...

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        Millermatic 350P w/25ft Alumapro & 30A
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        • #5
          Wonder what they charge to rework a set of heads like that. That is a LOT of work!!! Very interesting videos. Thanks for the link.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by mbramble View Post
            Wonder what they charge to rework a set of heads like that. That is a LOT of work!!! Very interesting videos. Thanks for the link.
            You could always call or email them and find out..

            http://tatromachine.blogspot.com/
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            *******************************************
            The more you know, The better you know, How little you know

            “The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten”

            Buy the best tools you can afford.. Learn to use them to the best of your ability.. and take care of them...

            My Blue Stuff:
            Dynasty 350DX Tigrunner
            Dynasty 200DX
            Millermatic 350P w/25ft Alumapro & 30A
            Millermatic 200

            TONS of Non-Blue Equip, plus CNC Mill, Lathes & a Plasmacam w/ PowerMax-1000

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            • #7
              I tried but the e-mail address on that page bounced..... That is a LOT of work!! It has to be expensive -- though I have no idea what expensive is for old Harley heads. I watched portions of a lot of the videos. Must be a bummer to clean, weld, and machine an area only to find another crack and have to go back.....

              I know nothing about machining or heads but I found it to be very interesting to watch..... My last duty station before I retired from the Navy was here in Pensacola where the Instrumentman school was relocated to (before it was closed!). I used to love to go down and watch those guys learning to use lathes and mills, etc...

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