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Old 06-29-2022, 06:57 PM   #1
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Default Spark / Throttle Rod Tube - Is this weldable?

While removing stuck throttle and spark rods, the tube separated from the steering column. Would this be OK to clean up and weld back together or is it time to seek a new column? Photos below.
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Old 06-29-2022, 07:43 PM   #2
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Default Re: Spark / Throttle Rod Tube - Is this weldable?

It sure is. It is a pretty common problem. They were originally brazed. I think that is a cast iron piece anyway so that is the best bet.
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Old 06-30-2022, 05:48 AM   #3
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If you do braze it back together, install you spark and throttle rods before you start brazing, so that everything lines up and doesn't bind after the job is done.
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If you do braze it back together, install you spark and throttle rods before you start brazing, so that everything lines up and doesn't bind after the job is done.
That might best be "disposable" spark/throttle rods. Or simply some straight rod of the proper diameter.

There is not a lot of braze. Couple of spots IIRC. Paint covers it mostly.

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