RE: [CR]Race car brazing, silver etc.

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From: "Mark Bulgier" <>
Subject: RE: [CR]Race car brazing, silver etc.
Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2003 02:09:50 -0800

Joe B-Z wrote:
> Based on my experience, I didn't know that a single silver
> alloy could both braze a lug and build up a fillet.

Even the runniest silver can be made to stand up and be a fillet, but it is so difficult and slow that no one but a masochist would try to make a frame that way. Similarly, the silver that's better for fillets can be made to wet a lug, but if the gap is tight the high-silver bearing stuff with cadmium is easier to use - which all else equal, results in a better joint. Not night-and-day, but probably at least a bit better. In short: You could, but why?

Mark Bulgier
Seattle, Wa