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PETERBOROUGH, ONT

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I wasn't sure how I'd go about attaching the Hang Ten dimmer switch pedal to my throttle pedal and then one morning recently, it jus came to me. So for anybody out there wanting to make a spoon pedal more comfortable for your foot, here is what I did:

I took a nut that was a bit too big to fit into the back of the Hang Ten dimmer switch foot pedal (HT) and I ground the nut round d.  Then I filed the nut with a course file until it fit inside the HT.  Now I need only weld the nut to the spoon pedal and then use the screws supplied with the HT to tighten the HT in place.  I'm so pleased because this way I didn't have to damage the HT pedal at all.  And I owe a big THANK YOU to 77 for kindly sending me the HT foot pedals.  See 77, they didn't go to waste It just took me a while to figure out how to do it without damaging the HT chrome pedal. I can be awful slow sometimes but I got it. Thank you.DD4599FC-BA91-40FE-9BEA-91D295F5AC46.jpeg 

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cuddles you don't want to weld on that until you hear from a couple of welding guys on here about it maybe. i think it might be 2 different metals and some don't match up good, if at all. the only reason i mention it is that i know the ordeal you went through to get one, you got lucky. lol good thinking though and maybe with all the new stuff today there might be a glue for it also, maybe.

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Some JB weld is probably you're best friend for this job.


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I have heard of JB weld. My neighbour swears by it (in a good way). I will check it out. But I should understand better about the metals not welding together. I imagine the nut is just a standard steel nut so the spoon pedal must be ... stainless steel or something like that ? Mine is painted black and it came like that. Good thing I mentioned it. Boy, every little thing is another learning experience. I have to be so careful. Thank you both very much.

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X2 on the JB Weld I use it a lot,I really like the Quick Weld it sets up in about 5 minutes

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Cuddles wrote:

I have heard of JB weld. My neighbour swears by it (in a good way). I will check it out. But I should understand better about the metals not welding together. I imagine the nut is just a standard steel nut so the spoon pedal must be ... stainless steel or something like that ? Mine is painted black and it came like that. Good thing I mentioned it. Boy, every little thing is another learning experience. I have to be so careful. Thank you both very much.


 i would think the pedal is some sort of a cast metal, i doubt very much it is stainless. like i mentioned there are some guys on here who will know why more about welding than i do and that won't take a lot.  lol

i have seen cast welded on my backhoe boom but it had a high nickle content and he used a special rod on it.  i doubt the pedal has any nickle in it. 



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The first thing I would do is tighten the nut onto whatever it is supposed to go on. Then, making sure both surfaces are clean, I would mix up some JB (black/White package) and thinly apply to both surfaces. Be sure your peddle is where you want it because the JB will never move.
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It is just two smooth surfaces but you got me thinking, I could drill through the spoon pedal and bolt the nut that way. Or just JB weld the two surfaces after ensuring all is clean and precisely where it should be. If anything is learned, I now know that JB Weld is a much favoured product. Thank you very much for this, gentlemen !

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The HT will be pot metal. Unweldable with any rod.
Zinc and something else mixed in with it, forget now.

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Thank you 123pugsy. I guess I can either drill it and put a bolt through or just clean the two surfaces and J B Weld them. I sure am glad I asked here.

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123pugsy wrote:

The HT will be pot metal. Unweldable with any rod.
Zinc and something else mixed in with it, forget now.


 bingo, we got a winner folks.  lol  i have heard of pot metal and not weldable. when i seen the pics and what he was going to try i thought i better say something even if it was cast iron.  i did a snoop on it and the difference between the 2 of them is the iron content and the pot metal is pretty much none weldable.  it is definitely a pored piece and i thought i should cherp before he tried knowing the back story to it. 

 



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Cuddles wrote:

Thank you 123pugsy. I guess I can either drill it and put a bolt through or just clean the two surfaces and J B Weld them. I sure am glad I asked here.


 none of my bee's wax but if it was my pedal i would go with the glue before i drilled a hole in the pedal. if you put a hole through, it wont be an original stock piece no more is all bud. i was surprised you couldn't get one easily sort of thing and that one has a small history to boot.  twenty years ago you would of had to of drilled it but i heard these new glues are pretty good.  it's only an original stock pc once, sort of thing. lol 



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Drilling can make it weaker at the drill point. It could crack and break.
Grab the epoxy. Wonderful stuff.

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When I welded Cast Iron back in the day I made a clean surface prep then pre heat w/ temp stiks , a Sodel 55 electrode (short 2 inch stitch stringer beads), peening, post heat & finally covered to allow a very slow cool. Most bush fixes would prep/clean the problem & then tinned the joint followed by braze welding. An angle grinder was used to identify the carbon content of said material - 1.7% carbon cast iron is tricky to weld but can be done.

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Thank you everyone. I will J B weld it. I didn't know it was a vintage piece so I hate to alter that but my foot gets kinda sore on the long runs. I don't like to damage vintage stuff but in this case, I have to add the glue. Thanks again.

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