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Offline snowbeard

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What temps will our engines run?
« on: 31.08. 2007 17:29 »
so in cleaning up my A10 to see if it will run for me, I drained all the oil that had sumped into the crankcase (no wonder the tank was empty, thanks again to Dennis Osborn for saving my bacon a second time in as many weeks) 

When I removed the cover on the bottom of the engine to clean it out, I found that the brass screen was dislodged from it's "weld" most of the way around, only being still attached on one edge.  so I heated up the dish (after it was all clean) and let the existing solder in it try to reattach the screen.  I cut at the solder a bit to see if it was really hard, maybe silver solder, but I don't think it was... 

I did add just the slightest bit of 67% tin solder at the edges, and now I'm worried that the engine temp might be high enough to melt this weak solder?  any chance?
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Re: What temps will our engines run?
« Reply #1 on: 31.08. 2007 20:26 »
No, I can't remember offhand the melting point of that alloy but the bottom of the crankcase won't be getting that hot.

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Re: What temps will our engines run?
« Reply #2 on: 01.09. 2007 02:48 »
great!  that means that I can also fix my ripped screen in the oil tank drain, altho I guess I knew that wouldn't get hot enough to melt solder.

thank you once again, I very much appreciate your responses!
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\'57 BSA A-10 Spitfire Scrambler
Spitfire Starting Video
\1960 Super Rocket (basket)
\1981 Suzi GS650
\1988 BMW K100LT in Lisbon!!

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