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Re: I finally found it!

Post by RW TECH » Thu Mar 24, 2011 12:10 pm

TORQUE INC wrote: Kinda why my Kreemed 78 superglide tank is still in the weeds where i threw it.
You didn't throw the bike in the weeds too did you?

If not it might look good sitting next to my '71....and sorry for the highjack.


Darrin,

There is a place over in Taylor, MI called Elden Industries that does a splended job with casting impregnation:
http://www.eldenindustries.com/

Also, my next-door neighbor is a retired engineer from GM Hydra-Matic. His final stint there was leak-detection and repair on transmission cases and FWIW he now does that same type of work at an outsource vendor.

If you would like I can ask him if he has recommendations aside from impregnation for situations like yours, where future welding is probable.

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Re: I finally found it!

Post by Darin Morgan » Thu Mar 24, 2011 1:44 pm

RW TECH wrote:
TORQUE INC wrote: Kinda why my Kreemed 78 superglide tank is still in the weeds where i threw it.
You didn't throw the bike in the weeds too did you?

If not it might look good sitting next to my '71....and sorry for the highjack.


Darrin,

There is a place over in Taylor, MI called Elden Industries that does a splended job with casting impregnation:
http://www.eldenindustries.com/

Also, my next-door neighbor is a retired engineer from GM Hydra-Matic. His final stint there was leak-detection and repair on transmission cases and FWIW he now does that same type of work at an outsource vendor.

If you would like I can ask him if he has recommendations aside from impregnation for situations like yours, where future welding is probable.
I have used them and others in the past but for cylinder heads they always leak again pretty quickly. I guess its the large thermal gradient that does it. From 50 to 250F is a wide spread and I guess the expansion and contraction re-cracks the resin or something along those lines. So far so good with the Kreem. Its lasted longer than the impregnation ever had. If it comes off I will just re-coat. I can put up with a little maintenance if that what it takes.
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Re: I finally found it!

Post by Unkl Ian » Thu Mar 24, 2011 2:59 pm

Has anyone tried Master Series ?
Supposed to work in gas tanks, no idea on the viscosity.
http://www.masterseriesct.com/page8.html
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Re: I finally found it!

Post by Abbottracingheads » Thu Mar 24, 2011 3:52 pm

For small leaks in water jackets I have had good luck with a product called Seal All. I get it from Goodson. Fill the water jacket with it, apply light pressure to push it in the holes, then heat to 300 for 30 minutes. It has worked well for me.
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Re: I finally found it!

Post by TORQUE INC » Thu Mar 24, 2011 7:19 pm

Nope rode half a dozen sets of tires off that 96 " Shovel....miss the beast but the new street glide aint too shabby
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Re: I finally found it!

Post by pdq67 » Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:37 pm

Heads, waterglass.

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Re: I finally found it!

Post by jsavani » Fri Mar 25, 2011 12:10 am

Hi Darin
I built a custom motorcycle awhile back and put in my tank cause there was so much welding done on it. Followed all instructions to apply. This tank had never had a drop of gas in it. Next thing I knew pieces were floatin everywhere.
I found out that acetone would desolve if you let it soak for days after all the bitchen I did with Kreem they told me. Went threw 6 gallons to get it all desolved and gone. I know pump gas attacks it. H20 I wouldn't think would bother it. I hope it works for heads. Sad part was I found out my tank didn't leak anyway :lol:

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Re: I finally found it!

Post by hdracer » Fri Mar 25, 2011 9:50 am

there is a major failure with Kreem in harley gas tanks. how much of it is the product and how much of it is peoples failure to follow the directions to a tee. i have never used it but have cleaned many gas tanks that it peeled from plugging the gas line.i would say this product is extremely sensitive to how it is applied if you are hoping to have any success with it

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Re: I finally found it!

Post by RW TECH » Fri Mar 25, 2011 12:09 pm

TORQUE INC wrote:Nope rode half a dozen sets of tires off that 96 " Shovel....miss the beast but the new street glide aint too shabby
I hear 'ya..LOL!!

I have an 04 Road Couch for the same reasons but will probably never cut the Shovel loose.

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Re: I finally found it!

Post by mojeeper » Sat Mar 26, 2011 11:32 am

I restore old garden tractors and the best product i have found is the stuff from www.kbs-coatings.com , their products work on most anything.

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Re: I finally found it!

Post by dwilliams » Sat Mar 26, 2011 8:56 pm

MadBill wrote:It might help to build block off plates
I cheat by using all-thread and an old gasket and bolting two heads together face to face.

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Re: I finally found it!

Post by MadBill » Sat Mar 26, 2011 9:21 pm

That's... that's WAY too easy! Especially since I still have the big steel plate I whittled out to use, one head at a time, when I did mine decades ago.. #-o
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Re: I finally found it!

Post by nasa2 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 2:10 am

The heads I have had a problem with, I just bolted to my BHJ torque plate. I used the diaphram rubber gasket from my flowbench slider plate. Than I made a couple of small block off plates for thye water jacket openings on the intake manifold surface. I drilled and tapped one of the plates for an air valve in order to pressurize the water glass that I had poured in. Then turned, rotated and tumbled the head while the water glass was pressurized.
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Re: I finally found it!

Post by Kevin Johnson » Thu Apr 07, 2011 3:19 am

Try careful electroforming. Use powdered or shaped pieces of metal to fill the gaps first.

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Re: I finally found it!

Post by Big Speed » Thu Apr 07, 2011 8:04 pm

We have used Elden Industries hot resin impregnation with good sucess .Bill C.
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