Compression Ignition Addict
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Santiam, OR
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Sounds like the best option is to install an insert. Not a cheap one, though.
The one's Blaine did on my knuckle flip are BEEF. He takes 7/8 thick wall chromoly and reams that to fit. Then drills out the knuckle so it has an interference fit, presses it in, then tigs it. Not going anywhere.
Interesting note, when you tig weld the insert, it pulls so much carbon into it and heat treats it on cool down, it becomes VERY hard. So hard, you can't use the reamer to fix any spatter if you get it in there.
Edit: It's not cheap, and you'd have to mail it to him, but I can send you his contact info if you like.
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Last edited by Gaius; 06-06-2013 at 04:29 PM.