Substitute for Radiator Mount

R

rogtwo@aol.com

Guest
If the part of the housing that is rusted is flat or a simple curve, then you
could shape a piece of sheet metal to fit and weld, rivet, or glue it in
place with epoxy.

If not this, then how about fiberglass? Fiberglass will be significantly
stronger than Marine Tex when used in a thin layer and should be good for about
the same temperature range. To repair it with fiberglass, you will need both
the fiberglass cloth, and the epoxy resin to saturate the cloth with. If the
holes you are repairing are small (like 1/2 inch or less), then the fiberglass
will probably hold its shape by its self while it hardens. If you have big
holes or missing sections, then you may need to temporarily tape forms to the
housing to hold the fiberglass in the correct shape while it hardens. You can
use cardboard, styrofoam, wood, or any other handy material to make the forms.
Put plastic wrap on the forms to keep them from sticking to the epoxy.

Roger
White '63
Seattle

In a message dated 2/13/04 7:05:14 PM Pacific Standard Time,
ahite@Charleston.Net writes:
I took out my radiator for repair. In the process I broke one of
the radiator mounts (item# 9-30-38) Also I discovered my air intake
housing is pretty rusted along the bottom where the oil cooler mounts.
I have scrapped and wire brushed the air intake housing. I also
painted it with a rust inhibitor. Tomorrow I plan to rebuild the rusted
through spots with some Marine-tex. Marine-tex sets up hard and is heat
rated for engine blocks. Problem is, even when it is first mixed, it's
kind of stiff and difficult to work. Is there some other product that
might work better?
Hugh is out of stock for the radiator mounts. Any chance I could
find something else to use? Perhaps the end of a shock absorber?

Arnold Hite
Johns Island, SC


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N

nelson625@aol.com

Guest
Arnold-

I have used Marine Tex (and still do) for many applications. Once set, it
can be ground or filed, etc. I've fixed corners knocked off cast iron as well
as carburetor bodies. If mixed in roughly the correct proportions (I think 4
or 5 : 1, it gets VERY workable and almost soupy. I do not know about the
application you are suggesting, bvut as far as the workability, it is not too
stiff. Maybe up in the arctic where you live, you need to tqake it nearer the
pot
belly stove !
Once set, it is impervious to gasoline (at least in my experience) and
can be used to patch a hole in a gas tank very nicely. In a dicey situation with
a hole on the bottom of a tank and inconvenient to drain the tank or remove
it, you can plug the hole with a small amount of bees wax or something similar,
then clean a circle of metal surrounding the hole with sandpaper or a wire
brush and apply the Marine Tex. Once it is set, the hole is taken care of, as
the Marine Tex adheres beautifully to the "roughened" area you've prepared.
Just don't have the Marine Tex too thick over a wax plug, or the heat of
reaction
could soften or melt the wax allowing the gasoline you are blocking off to
seep between the metal and the Marine Tex prior to it's setting. Vic


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Arnold Hite

Guest
I took out my radiator for repair. In the process I broke one of
the radiator mounts (item# 9-30-38) Also I discovered my air intake
housing is pretty rusted along the bottom where the oil cooler mounts.
I have scrapped and wire brushed the air intake housing. I also
painted it with a rust inhibitor. Tomorrow I plan to rebuild the rusted
through spots with some Marine-tex. Marine-tex sets up hard and is heat
rated for engine blocks. Problem is, even when it is first mixed, it's
kind of stiff and difficult to work. Is there some other product that
might work better?
Hugh is out of stock for the radiator mounts. Any chance I could
find something else to use? Perhaps the end of a shock absorber?

Arnold Hite
Johns Island, SC
 
L

Larry & Nancy Solheim

Guest
Tae a look at McMaster-Carr online or at just about
any industrial hardware catalog & you'll find
dual-stud rubber isolators. You may end up settling
for 5/16-18 thread instead of 8mm, but you'll find a
good match for diameter and height.

Good Luck,
--LarryS

--- Arnold Hite <ahite@Charleston.Net> wrote:
> I took out my radiator for repair. In the
> process I broke one of
> the radiator mounts (item# 9-30-38) Also I
> discovered my air intake
> housing is pretty rusted along the bottom where the
> oil cooler mounts.
> I have scrapped and wire brushed the air intake
> housing. I also
> painted it with a rust inhibitor. Tomorrow I plan
> to rebuild the rusted
> through spots with some Marine-tex. Marine-tex sets
> up hard and is heat
> rated for engine blocks. Problem is, even when it
> is first mixed, it's
> kind of stiff and difficult to work. Is there some
> other product that
> might work better?
> Hugh is out of stock for the radiator mounts.
> Any chance I could
> find something else to use? Perhaps the end of a
> shock absorber?
>
> Arnold Hite
> Johns Island, SC
>
>
>


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Michael Echemann

Guest
Arnold:
I'm catching up since I've been gone. I have an NOS radiator mount I can
drop in the mail to you if you haven't found something. Let me know.

Gord stopped by here Sunday prior to heading out to Dave the Waves and
dropped off a deck lid. It's pretty nice. I'm sorry I missed him as I was
traveling but he had a nice visit with Chris.
Mike


----- Original Message -----
From: "Arnold Hite" <ahite@Charleston.Net>
To: <amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Friday, February 13, 2004 8:10 PM
Subject: [amphicar-lovers] Substitute for Radiator Mount


> I took out my radiator for repair. In the process I broke one of
> the radiator mounts (item# 9-30-38) Also I discovered my air intake
> housing is pretty rusted along the bottom where the oil cooler mounts.
> I have scrapped and wire brushed the air intake housing. I also
> painted it with a rust inhibitor. Tomorrow I plan to rebuild the rusted
> through spots with some Marine-tex. Marine-tex sets up hard and is heat
> rated for engine blocks. Problem is, even when it is first mixed, it's
> kind of stiff and difficult to work. Is there some other product that
> might work better?
> Hugh is out of stock for the radiator mounts. Any chance I could
> find something else to use? Perhaps the end of a shock absorber?
>
> Arnold Hite
> Johns Island, SC
>
>
>
>
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