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Old 11-12-2012, 04:26 PM
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Default Re: Working with copper

Originally Posted by Tool Maker View Post
I have to agree that copper would be a bad choice for a mechanical part like a flange. Even with some work hardening it would distort badly as the gasket compresses.

I would use some 3/16" or 1/4" brass for the flanges as someone else already stated. Somehow I missed the intention to make flanges from the tube, I was picturing an oval section for an intake port match.

You can also solder copper to steel, if you happen to have a steel flange that matches your engine or carburetor.

Really it will work with the steel as I have some big washers I bought earlier for this and then was told I can't silver solder copper to steel. This would make it easier to make the flanges as I will not have to drill a large center hole in the flange.
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