Starter Ear Repair..
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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    In A Nice Comfy Chair

    Starter Ear Repair..

    Well it was prettymuch a straight forward fix..

    I used the broken piece and just welded it back on..It was plenty thick enough..
    Started by beveling the ends where the weld was going on the piece with the belt sander and the die grinder on the block..

    Put the piece in place then ran the tap onto the hole then clamped the piece with the tap in place..
    Tacked the piece on..
    Ran the tap thru...
    Removed the tap..
    Welded the backside..
    Ran the tap thru..
    Removed it..
    Welded the front and side..
    Ran the tap thru..
    Removed it..
    Ground off the welds and rewelded over that..
    Made sure it was done all the way around...
    Then ground and filed the flat areas flat again..

    Ron installed the starter and it's not going anywhere!

    Some pics below of the installation but it was pretty easy all in all..
    When asked "How Much?" I just said "Merry Christmas!"

    BTW In the last pic that is NOT a crack..

    1/16" 5356 Filler..
    3/32" Red End..
    180? Amps..
    Gas Mix..
    Engine was done in place on the bench..
    I picked it up in the air with the hoist to do the bottom welds upside down..
    It was too low to the bench...

    I do all the stuff nobody wants to touch..


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    I am not completely insane..
    Some parts are missing

    Professional Driver on a closed course....
    Do not attempt.

    Just because I'm a dumbass don't mean that you can be too.
    So DON'T try any of this **** l do at home.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2008

    Re: Starter Ear Repair..

    Looks like a good job, not much fun I bet.
    Tim Beeker.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2008

    Re: Starter Ear Repair..

    Pretty neat.
    "Any day above ground is a good day"

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2006

    Re: Starter Ear Repair..

    Nice fix.

    Oh oh, where's the dime?

    You were just one bead away from a perma-mount starter!
    I wonder if anyone has ever welded a starter on?

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    south GA where its hot in summer and cold in winter

    Re: Starter Ear Repair..

    You were just one bead away from a perma-mount starter!
    I wonder if anyone has ever welded a starter on?
    You must have never worked on old tractors
    Esab Migmaster 250
    Lincoln SA 200
    Lincoln Ranger 8
    Smith Oxy Fuel setup
    Everlast PowerPlasma 80
    Everlast Power iMIG 160
    Everlast Power iMIG 205
    Everlast Power iMIG 140E
    Everlast PowerARC 300
    Everlast PowerARC 140ST
    Everlast PowerTIG 255EXT

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Back in HB, close to my boys!!

    Re: Starter Ear Repair..

    Nice Job Zap!! BTW, thank you for the post.
    And then, after so much work...... you have it in your hand, and you look over to your side...... and the runner has run off. Leaving you holding the prize, wondering when the runner will return.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Soda springs,Id

    Re: Starter Ear Repair..

    Good job,Zap. It's good to see ya back,don't be a stranger.
    Ol' Stonebreaker
    "Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes"

    Miller 175 mig
    Miller thunderbolt ac/dc stick
    Hobart G-213
    Victor O/A setup
    Makita chop saw

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Dansville NY

    Re: Starter Ear Repair..

    Of course that piece had to crack in one of the worse spots to try to weld. Especially given that you did not want to fill in the treads on that hole.

    Nice work and a wonderful present to someone.

    Hope you had a Happy Turkey Day,

    Co-Own CNC shop:Miller :1251 plasma cutter, MaxStar 700 TIG/Stick, & XMT 456 Multiprocess Welder.& 2 Hypertherm HPR260's Plasma Cutter

    Sorry I had a bad stroke but now I am back.

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