Welding Synchro Cones---is it needed?

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Re: Welding Synchro Cones---is it needed?

Post by Pablo2 » Sat Sep 16, 2017 3:31 pm

I wonder why no one's experimented with pinning the two parts together. Drill through the cone and gear in 3 spots with a small carbide drill. Easily serviceable, no distortion.
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Re: Welding Synchro Cones---is it needed?

Post by Casting Timmy » Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:59 pm

I've really been thinking about trying that out lately. The pinning doesn't have to hold all the strength, just add strength to the joint.

I also think that lighter welding (no heavy discoloration warping) with stock gears adds enough strength for those.

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