Re: Welding my muffler question
Oh, okay, which brings you to the second half of my reply. Replace the
muffler with an OEM replacement from AutoZone, Pep Boys, or some other
similar parts house. They are relatively cheap, quick to replace, and you
won't have to worry about welding up rod to your muffler.
Now, if you are insistent on welding, use a brazing torch and braze new
rod in place, but make sure you have the work adequately clear of anything
that can catch fire, or have a welding blanket handy to shield what you
don't want to ignite....or use a MIG welder with a flux core wire, .....or
you can use an arc welder (stick weld ) using a 3/64" 5010, 6014, or 7013
rod @ 90 amp.
I've recommended the welding as a last resort, AND in the orders least
likely to blow holes in your "still good" muffler. Personally, this approach
is penny wise and pound foolish, but it's your choice.
"Searcher1" <Searcher1@verIz0n.net> wrote in message
| Actually, the clamps that I am referring to are hangers. One on each side
| the oval muffler (left and right at the rear, not end to end).
| Each hanger clamp has a rubber "shock" the gets attached to the body. It
| actually the rods that are attached to the muffler that rusted away. It
| seems that the muffler had these two rods with balls ate the end you slip
| the ball ends through the rubber (this just sounds SO wrong) shocks. I
| this makes it a bit more clear. Sorry for not saying this in the first