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escotty1976
Has anyone got any ideas of how to bond two types of metal together.

I have sheared one of the threads off of my alternator and need to re attatch the live wire back onto the terminal, they are normally attatched by a metal ring crimped on the end of the live wire which loops over the thread then a nut holds in in place.

But seeing as how the thread has sheared leaving just a flush surface, i need to try to attatch the metal loop back onto the alternator, was looking at soldering but its on the side of the alternator the solder just wants to run off the surface( as its a liquid in its melted form )

Was hoping someone might know of a product that can bond two metals together ? ( remembering its electrical )

Any ideas no matter how wacky would be gladly recieved as anything is better than forking out 200 on a new alternator and fitting.

many thanks in advance.

Scott.
stef123
[quote name='escotty1976' post='44700' date='Sep 28 2009, 04:24 PM']Has anyone got any ideas of how to bond two types of metal together.

I have sheared one of the threads off of my alternator and need to re attatch the live wire back onto the terminal, they are normally attatched by a metal ring crimped on the end of the live wire which loops over the thread then a nut holds in in place.

But seeing as how the thread has sheared leaving just a flush surface, i need to try to attatch the metal loop back onto the alternator, was looking at soldering but its on the side of the alternator the solder just wants to run off the surface( as its a liquid in its melted form )

Was hoping someone might know of a product that can bond two metals together ? ( remembering its electrical )

Any ideas no matter how wacky would be gladly recieved as anything is better than forking out 200 on a new alternator and fitting.

many thanks in advance.

Scott.[/quote]

i think you might just need to bite the bullet mate. is it possible to drill and tap out the hole? might be worth a try?
escotty1976
[quote name='stef123' post='44720' date='Sep 28 2009, 06:34 PM']i think you might just need to bite the bullet mate. is it possible to drill and tap out the hole? might be worth a try?[/quote]

I never have liked the taste of bullets mate ..lol

One of the first things i looked at was the drilling and tapping, but its just impossible in the space provided, removing the alternator and doing it might work but then i have the issue of removing and refitting it which is something that i have never done on the newer model escort.

and whats the deal with scrapyards nowadays, used to be able to buy most parts for for under 50, now everything seems to have a RRP , second hand alternator with a whole 3 month warranty 85+vat best ive found so far, that was from Mr.Robin Bstard.
stef123
[quote name='escotty1976' post='44725' date='Sep 28 2009, 06:45 PM']I never have liked the taste of bullets mate ..lol

One of the first things i looked at was the drilling and tapping, but its just impossible in the space provided, removing the alternator and doing it might work but then i have the issue of removing and refitting it which is something that i have never done on the newer model escort.

and whats the deal with scrapyards nowadays, used to be able to buy most parts for for under 50, now everything seems to have a RRP , second hand alternator with a whole 3 month warranty 85+vat best ive found so far, that was from Mr.Robin Bstard.[/quote]

have you tried ebay? there are sh!t loads on there for escorts. surely there is one for yours. most of the recon ones are not bad priced...
mintalkin
there are products on the market that wpold do the job but most of them have to be cured by uv light so i think secondhand is the way to go.


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