Vandals !!

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Vandals !!

I've been doing an engine overhaul on  a 1980s Tecumseh 7hp iron block vertical shaft engine for another forum member; valves, ignition, charging system etc and just when I thought that I was nearing the end I've found that some vandal has carved a chunk out of the air cleaner backplate and canister. Those parts were still current on Atco 24s etc using the horizontal shaft Tecumseh H50/60 right up to the 1990s so there should be a few around, but not, it appears, in the UK . In the USA, yes, with the appropriate carriage, duty and vat etc., but not over here.   

If anyone has a backplate and canister to sell, please contact me - all reasonable expenses paid .  Otherwise I will have to get the welding gear out, not really my forte!

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Hope you have luck with

Hope you have luck with replacements, that looks like a really fiddly job with odd curves / angles and blow through potential.

My considered approach to welding that would be to give to someone much better than me!

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Hope you have luck with

Hope you have luck with replacements, that looks like a really fiddly job with odd curves / angles and blow through potential.

My considered approach to welding that would be to give to someone much better than me!

Hence the expression "Weld a bit, grind a lot" !!

EDIT

Well, extensive enquiries failed to find replacements so it was out with the paper and scissors to make templates, cut steel sheet to match and them stitch them in with the MIG. Bit of grinding and paint and job done!

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Well done!  

Well done!