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  1. mattsmetalstitch

    cylinder head

    the trick to the lacing is to have each one cut into the next one so it "they" can never back out (like a half moon almost) I try and start at the ends of the crack and work to the middle so only the last one is a full lacing ( i call it a floater )
  2. mattsmetalstitch

    cylinder head

    we used to have a press that stamped the locks till OSHA found it and made us cut in half with a torch as they watched... luckily over the 50+ years we used it nobody lost digits..... the water jet works amazing perfect every time
  3. mattsmetalstitch

    cast iron repair

    found some more photos on my phone this is a GE FDL locomotive with a busted crankcase window. this was in saint louis
  4. mattsmetalstitch

    cylinder head

    i'm in the process of reworking the locks i use so they're not exactly like the originals and i'm going back to the 5 lug 7 lug pattern instead of 7 and 9 used today, the locks are water jetted from a invar plate. the lacings (BOLTS) are a trade secret.
  5. mattsmetalstitch

    cylinder head

    Thank you Ed and i definitely look forward to working with you in the future.
  6. mattsmetalstitch

    cylinder head

    i have been a metal locker for the better part of 15 years i recently started my own business because i watched for years the smaller projects like your cylinder head would come into the shop and the people would either get turned away or it was just too expensive to have them fix it (huge overhead).... If you like email me your info and pictures of the crack i'm sure We can figure something out.... thanks matt
  7. mattsmetalstitch

    cylinder head

    I can FIX it Matt’s Metal Stitch LLC https://mattscastironrepair.com/ Cold Cast iron Repair and Block Stitching Buffalo, Rochester, Erie Pa. and surrounding areas mmscastrepair@gmail.com Metal Stitching or Metal Locking, is a mechanical cold cast iron repair process that’s been in use for over 80 years. This is a cold process that can be used without interrupting the Integrity of the iron and can be done in a timely fashion often times without removal of other equipment or parts. Metal Stitching can be done on either small engine blocks or huge multi-ton presses basically anything that’s made out of cast iron can and should be metal stitched instead of welded or brazed. I have attached photos with examples of past metal stitching projects. With thousands of projects successfully completed rest assured that your project will be done correctly and in a timely cost effective manor. The company located in West Seneca NY with only two employees and little overhead to add additional cost, Your project will be number one priority from start to finish. Email or Call Matt’s Metal Stitch and We’ll get you up and running as soon as possible. Fully Licensed & Insured
  8. mattsmetalstitch

    cylinder head

    I can FIX it Matt’s Metal Stitch LLC https://mattscastironrepair.com/ Cold Cast iron Repair and Block Stitching Buffalo, Rochester, Erie Pa. and surrounding areas mmscastrepair@gmail.com Metal Stitching or Metal Locking, is a mechanical cold cast iron repair process that’s been in use for over 80 years. This is a cold process that can be used without interrupting the Integrity of the iron and can be done in a timely fashion often times without removal of other equipment or parts. Metal Stitching can be done on either small engine blocks or huge multi-ton presses basically anything that’s made out of cast iron can and should be metal stitched instead of welded or brazed. I have attached photos with examples of past metal stitching projects. With thousands of projects successfully completed rest assured that your project will be done correctly and in a timely cost effective manor. The company located in West Seneca NY with only two employees and little overhead to add additional cost, Your project will be number one priority from start to finish. Email or Call Matt’s Metal Stitch and We’ll get you up and running as soon as possible. Fully Licensed & Insured
  9. mattsmetalstitch

    cast iron repair

    thank you
  10. mattsmetalstitch

    cast iron repair

    Matt’s Metal Stitch LLC https://mattscastironrepair.com/ Cold Cast iron Repair and Block Stitching Buffalo, Rochester, Erie Pa. and surrounding areas mmscastrepair@gmail.com Metal Stitching or Metal Locking, is a mechanical cold cast iron repair process that’s been in use for over 80 years. This is a cold process that can be used without interrupting the Integrity of the iron and can be done in a timely fashion often times without removal of other equipment or parts. Metal Stitching can be done on either small engine blocks or huge multi-ton presses basically anything that’s made out of cast iron can and should be metal stitched instead of welded or brazed. I have attached photos with examples of past metal stitching projects. With thousands of projects successfully completed rest assured that your project will be done correctly and in a timely cost effective manor. The company located in West Seneca NY with only two employees and little overhead to add additional cost, Your project will be number one priority from start to finish. Email or Call Matt’s Metal Stitch and We’ll get you up and running as soon as possible. Fully Licensed & Insured Service description: The Metal Stitching process undertaken by us is a precise mechanical method of making permanent repair of broken castings and machine parts. We ensure that no post-repair machining is required to correct misalignment and warp age as we don't use heat, which leads to stresses. Further there is no heat, metal locking repairs can be provided in restricted areas where flames or welding arc is prohibited. So, the repair can be carried out at your site, without the necessity of major disassembly. Understanding Cast Iron Cast iron only cracks when it is stressed beyond its tensile strength. This includes all heat related cracks, freeze cracks, impact and bending loads. Cast iron will not weaken over time. However It will change if exposed to high temperatures over long periods of time like exhaust manifolds and wood burning stoves. The process is called graphitization. The carbon is changed to graphite and any type of welding that requires melting the cast iron becomes very difficult because the filler metal will not bond properly. Brazing is also not effective because the iron is not melted during the process.