Mike, I have to tell you that your 77 cast iron electrodes are fantastic--I need to order more to have it on hand.
I just welded a small block Chevy 400 engine with a broken ear on the starter mount. The engine was sitting on a 3 wheel engine stand and fell over breaking the mount. I placed a mild steel bolt in the broken mounting hole and built the whole corner back up, then I removed the bolt and re-tapped the bolt hole with no problem. It's looking pretty good.
I work on hard to find and restore irreplaceable antique cast iron parts. Your 77 welding rods are better than anything I've tried in the past. I'll try to remember to send you photos of my next cast iron job.
Applications that require strength and a perfect finish would do well with the SSF-6 silver solder from Muggy Weld. Unlike fluxless rods, our 56% silver soldering rod has the highest silver content on the market, has high thin flow, flows easily, and can be used with a variety of metals at over 70,000 psi.
Before SSF-6, soldering was considered a tricky and challenging undertaking. Several problems can arise during the process; the solder can melt to a ball or refuse to flow, or in some instances, joints fail to completely fill in with the solder or the metal melts before the solder does.
These problems can all be prevented using the SSF-6 soldering rod. It is the only flux-coated silver solder that's strong enough to clean oxidized stainless steel, therefore eliminating the need for washing or cleaning the metal before soldering. Also, SSF-6 wets even burned stainless and 1" of material flows 18". It can be used on cast iron, as well as for bonding stainless steel, brass, copper, bronze, mild steel, tool steel, carbon steel, and chrome-moly individually or with other metals. To ensure safe use for medical and pharmaceutical applications, our product is also cadmium-free.
TORCH SETTING: Slightly Carburizing
WORKING TEMPERATURE: 1210° F
MELTING RANGE: 1140°F to 1200° F
|Strength||Over 85,000 PSI||Over 70,000 PSI|
|Form||1 oz Syringe||18 inch Rod|
|Flux||Mixed in||Flux coated|
|Ease of Use||Very easy||Easy|
|Works on||Stainless, Brass, Steel, Copper, Bronze, Cast Iron||Stainless, Brass, Steel, Copper, Bronze, Cast Iron|
|Heat Source||Any torch||Any torch|
|Shelf Life||9 months||Years if Kept Dry in Tube|
|Clean Up||Water and wire brush||Water and wire brush|
|Position||All position||All position|
|Application||Apply cold then heat||Apply when metal is dull red|
For more information on SSF-6 Silver Solder, and to watch instructional videos, click the links below :
SSF-6 and an oxyacetylene torch join square steel to rectangular steel.
At 56% silver, SSF-6 Silver Solder is ideal for brazing all types of steel. This video gives step by step instructions for repairing steel pipe with an oxy-acetylene torch.
Rich Shoop (The Gun Slinger, Mt. Ayr, Indiana) was hired to restore this antique Ithaca, and discovered a missing piece on the barrel.
Josh Colson from Auburn Muffler and Auto Repair in Auburn, Washington, is using SSF-6 Silver Solder by MuggyWeld.com, to braze a cast iron flange to aluminized steel tubing for better air flow.
Brazing stainless steel tubing to copper tubing with SSF-6 silver solder using a hand held propane torch. As you can see, the silver solder flows very well and finishes with no pinholes or porosity--with a strength of over 70,000 psi.
We used SSF-6 to braze stainless steel tube to a steel plate at over 70,000 PSI with a propane torch.
Two pieces of stainless steel are silver soldered with a propane torch at 1150 degrees.
Joining square steel tubing to mild flat bar steel with SSF-6 Silver Solder. We are using straight propane for this braze as it is lower temperature than most high content silver solders. The alloy finishes very nice and needing no machine work.
Braze steel to brass tubing with Muggy Weld SSF-6 Silver Solder and a propane torch. The silver solder's flux wets the steel and brass, and no machine work is needed as the brazing rod has an outstanding finish.
Brazing two brass plates together using SSF-6 silver solder and a propane torch. You can use mapp gass or oxygen acetylene as well.
SSF-6 Silver Solder brazes stainless steel to copper, brass, or steel... in any combination. Can be successfully applied using a propane torch, oxyacetylene, mapp gas or a natural gas torch.
How to braze brass tubing to stainless steel tubing with a high strength silver solder at 1150 degrees and only using a propane torch.
Joining a brass plate to a stainless steel plate at 1150 degrees with no warpage of the parent metal. A propane torch is used to heat both the brass and stainless evenly before adding the flux.
We are using SSF-6 Silver Solder to join two stainless steel plates together at 1150 degrees. The braze was made with a very small amount of silver solder, it doesn't need much as the alloy is over 70,000 psi. A propane torch was the gas used in this video and the solder is flux coated.
A cast iron exhaust manifold is brazed with SSF-6 Silver Solder. We cleaned a 3 to 4 inch cut, then silver soldered the cut with an oxyacetylene torch.
This steel oil pan is repaired with our SSF-6 silver solder using a propane torch.
John at MHSS (a hydraulic hose repair shop) saves a $300 hydraulic hose using our SSF-6 silver solder.
We use SSF-6 to solder stainless to stainless with an oxyacetylene torch. After finishing, clean up the flux with water and a wire brush.
This clip shows how to join 2 pieces of brass using our SSF-6 silver solder.
|Cast Iron Welding: Cast Iron Tractor Welding
John Deere JD450 Dozer, tractor - skidder is welded with Muggy Weld SSF-6 Silver Solder.
Muggy Weld SSF-6 silver solder has been used in almost every type of maintenance shop in situations where high strength and a perfect finish is desired. SSF-6 is a flux-coated high grade alloy (56% silver) and cadmium free.
|Cast Iron Exhaust Manifold Welding
Cast iron exhaust manifold with a large crack is repaired with an oxyacetylene torch and SSF-6 Silver Solder.
This hydraulic hose unit would cost over $300 to replace -- IF you could even find the part. John at Mobile Hose & Spray Systems made the repair quickly and easily with our SSF-6 Silver Solder.