The stud hole of this cast iron K-Model cylinder was broken through. Hawbaker researched what material (Tig rod) would be best for the repair. I bead blasted and prepared the cylinder, then 'Bake Tig'd it in with fill . . . Next, we'll either use a live-center and chuck it up in the lathe and true the base, or use a mill? Hmmmm? A gasket will mark the stud hole location, and it will get milled through for a complete repair ! It's got a missing cooling fin too. I have a donor head, so I'll score and break off a fin, then shape for this cylinder. Chad Clapper will affix the new fin. Just fixing and preserving these vintage engines for future generations ?. . . Hell with that - I'm runnin' it for MY generation !
He did a nice job. The piston oiler plug is still functional.