MuggyWeld customer Pete Giza shared the following pot metal carburetor repair testimonial, complete with impressive photos and videos. This is Pete’s first experience using Super Alloy 1 rod and flux for pot metal repair.
I Just wanted you to know that I just started fixing a pot metal carburetor worth $1,000 with your product. I have worked with a lot of different welding and soldering products in the past, and I have to say this stuff is fantastic.
I have tried other zinc repair alloys in the past, but they didn’t work out well. They were much too hard, too brittle, and were not self-annealing. Actually, I was expecting this one to crack but, she’s holding fast.
“Solex PH-44 is a side draft pot metal carburetor and was a popular choice in the mid-50s and 60s for high-performance European sports cars, most notably the Mercedes W121 190SL and W127 220SL. These carburetors in restored condition are worth as much as $4000 a pair. A bare PH-44 body in excellent condition can fetch over $1000. A good, repaired body is worth $500-$700. As you can see, it is worth the effort to salvage a good body that has been cracked, chipped, or broken.”
The backstory on this is that I have another ph44 that is also cracked. And so I started doing some research to see if there was a possible way to fix these. I stumbled across one of your videos on YouTube, and I was intrigued and then hooked by watching you actually do it. I know when somebody is faking it, and you were definitely not faking it, so I decided to put your product to the test.
As you can see, it worked out really well. It’s been a while since I’ve tried to repair pot metal, so it’s not as good as nice a finish as I would like, but that is my issue. I’m going to try this out on a few other bodies and see how good I can get with it. I’m super happy and think it’s a great product. We’ve been selling on Ebay for 22 years with a perfect reputation. We recently rebranded as Das9Haus. I’ve been turning a wrench and “pushing a pool” as they say as a hobby for 47 years.
You can find Pete’s Ebay store at: https://www.ebay.com/str/das9haus