Torque Ball Repaired
After trying un-successfully to find a good replacement torque ball, I took my original to my friend Gary who has a bunch of machine shop equipment set up in his shop. He was able to fix it for me with ease. He said he ground out the wear spot to a V, to ensure that he was down to clean metal, and to give the new metal some place to grab. Then he brazed it back in and chucked the piece up on a lathe, and turned it down nice and smooth all the way around. Came out awesome! Thanks Gary!
We are restoring a 1960 as well and have a worn torque ball. Could you let me know who your machinist was and how he could be hired to do mine? Thanks, Sky Kurlbaum 913-205-6990
Hi Sky, I think any machinist should be able to do the job. My friend who did this for me only did it as a favor, I don’t think he wants to go into the repair business though.