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by gene gullo
Sat Jul 07, 2007 6:03 pm
Forum: Antique Stationary Engines
Topic: Making Gravely Valve Guides
Replies: 9
Views: 12929

Hi: How do think this material will react to the heat/exhaust side of the engine. The Valve stem is .340 I am honing these out to .343 The tech from Peerless steel said this would work fine. Below is a definition of this material taken from the companies home page thanks gene Peerless steel said G-2...
by gene gullo
Sat Jul 07, 2007 1:01 pm
Forum: Antique Stationary Engines
Topic: Making Gravely Valve Guides
Replies: 9
Views: 12929

Hi Thanks for your reply the correct terminology of what I am using is G-2 Continuous gray cast iron. This is a peralitic gray cast iron which contains graphite. I buy it oversize 5/8 x 6 foot lengths. I turn it down to .628 and 2.5 inch lenghts. According to the manufacturer this material can be us...
by gene gullo
Sun Jun 17, 2007 6:12 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: silver soldering 3/8 shaft
Replies: 2
Views: 2115

silver soldering 3/8 shaft

I repair pierce governors. One part of the process requires that I silver solder a weight carrier to a 3/8 inch steel shaft. I called pierce co and they advised that they heat the saft using a induction heater and then silver solder the weight carrier to the shaft. My questions are the follwing. I w...
by gene gullo
Sun Apr 22, 2007 10:57 am
Forum: Welding
Topic: Tig Welding Cast Iron
Replies: 3
Views: 4511

Tig Welding Cast Iron

I have some square nickle rod that I use for welding cast Iron. I rebuild Old Gravely T- Head engines. I was wondering could I use these rods with a Tig welder to fill in broken parts of the manifold. Also could you use a plasma cutter to melt the nickle rod and fill the broken holes. I have beens u...
by gene gullo
Sat Apr 21, 2007 3:20 pm
Forum: Antique Stationary Engines
Topic: Making Gravely Valve Guides
Replies: 9
Views: 12929

Gravely Guides

The local machinist said I needed cast ductile steel. When I called goodson and talked to their tech he also stated that cast ductile steel is what I neeed. I do not care what is called do you know were I can get the material I need to make exhaust/intake valve guides. thanks gene
by gene gullo
Sat Apr 21, 2007 9:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gravely Valve Guides
Replies: 1
Views: 938

Gravely Valve Guides

I would like to purchase some Cast Ductile Steel to make valve guides . OD will be finished to around .626/7 any length is ok. Does any one know were I can purchase this material in around 5/8 Plus diameter. You can e-mail at grgullo@centurytel.net thanks gene
by gene gullo
Sat Apr 21, 2007 9:24 am
Forum: Antique Stationary Engines
Topic: Making Gravely Valve Guides
Replies: 9
Views: 12929

Making Gravely Valve Guides

I restore Gravely Two wheeled T-head tractors. Valve guides have gotton very expensive. Because of this I would Like to make my own. I have a complete machine shop so this would not be a problem. Goodson Engine Builders recommend that I use cast ductile steel. The tech felt the heat would probably b...