Hi All - Trying to stick weld a 1/8" steel sprocket on to a steel(?) axle driver.
I’ve tried a bunch of times but I’m not sure if this even the right application. Its kinda big so I cant really disassemble and drag into the shop. Any thoughts here? I scraped both sides clean and get a fine arc going, but Im clearly maing some beginner mistakes…(which makes sense…)
My money is on its Aluminum. I’ve come across pot metal for vehicles mostly on cheap older Chinese manufactured engines or for non-structural parts (lids, covers or ornamental stuff).
That said when you try to use iron rods on aluminum it makes for quite the light show. It must have been pretty explosive in either case. You’ll need to fix the gear mechanically or find a similar metal sprocket.