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    Dayton Fayette trailer brake drum 122369-a 12 1/4" 1980

    Is this brake drum cast steel or cast iron? I want to use it as a 'reducer' for a mail box 'post' and weld it to a large earthmover wheel.

    Thanks, Daron

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    Do the grinder spark test to check if cast steel or iron.

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    OM, please give us another sentence or two on the grinder test.

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    Weld a bolt on the inside where it wont be in the way and hit it with a hammer. if it stays it's steel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oil Slick View Post
    OM, please give us another sentence or two on the grinder test.
    Take your portable grinder to the metal in question and identify the spark pattern. There are u-tube videos on the net that show the process in color.
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    Only Phil Swift can cut a aluminum boat in half and make sparks! lol at 0:22
    https://youtu.be/ktszKiEh0fo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Magnet View Post
    Do the grinder spark test to check if cast steel or iron.
    OM-

    Last evening, after the sun wasn't interfering so much, (and i retrieved a document saved years ago explaining spark tests) I got very small short stream sparks vs much longer sparks from known steel samples. Oh well, back to the scrap pile to try to find something to do what I'm trying to do.

    Thanks, Daron

    Mike- Emily is working for Berry (I hope I spelled it right) from home now

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