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a quick note here, my steering box is cracked, not broken.. can i just clamp it togeather and cut a 'v ' notch( not all the way thru, just enough to get a good weld in there) in the crack and weld it up?, the crack is only 2" long..
 

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No reason why you can`t if you can access it easily to weld it (different from welding unobstructed) and you are a competent welder bearing in mind there will be oil contamination plus the material itself is tricky for most occasional welders-needs to be absolutely clean.
Personally, and I do weld a bit -have gas (Henrob) and Mig, I would remove and take to a welding shop as there is nothing like the everyday experience of a good welder for the tricky stuff and steering box casings are not that easy to come by.


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`65 Giulia Ti, `69 GT Junior, `74 GTV 2000, `76 Alfetta GTV, `77 Alfetta GTV, `81 Alfasud Ti, `84 GTV6.
 

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i plan to remove it and clean it well( after i take it apart). then weld it up... i found some suff called 'alumaweld'.. you know that latenight tv....i have played with it, on a transmission bellhousing, and it held up well..
 

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a quick note here, my steering box is cracked, not broken.. can i just clamp it togeather and cut a 'v ' notch( not all the way thru, just enough to get a good weld in there) in the crack and weld it up?, the crack is only 2" long..
You haven't said what the box is in or if it has a solid or u-jointed conneection to the streeing shaft. The solid connected units are well known for cracking the steering box (seach this BBfor other posts) because of the load put onto the box by the moment arm of the shaft and the flexing of the chassis.

I would take it to a professional welder and have it TIG welded. After a thorough cleaning then heating to drive any oil out of the pores of the casting then re-clean. Leave the weld prep (v grove) to the welder, but make sure he does it.

FWIW

Ken
 
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