So my buddy just bought a sled of Craigslist that is a Diamond S snowmobile.
The company and the guy is incredibly hard to get a hold of, and time is ticking so we are turning elsewhere. Sled drags are the 15th of this month and we are trying to get things ready. Anywho,
this sled be bought has a crack on one of the foot rail/floorboard things (specific term?). Anyways, from under our understanding there are four different types of titanium or titanium alloys out there to weld on. When you tig it, it needs its own specific rod.
Does anyone have any idea what specific type of titanium a sled chassis would be?
Cant say I know much about the manufacturer but I do work in the metals business you are correct that you need to know the specific metalurgical breakdown of the titanium to know what filler rod to use. If you dont have any luck getting these specs from the manufacturer then you need to have it tested. What area are you in? some weld shops have a spectrometer as do many larger scrap yards. I deal with many facilities east of the Mississippi so if you are in this part of the country I may be able to hook you up with someone that has a handheld spectro gun they wont lend it out but if you could get the sled to them they could shoot it and tell you what the break down is.
Im not sure whats going in it yet. The motor that came with it had a hole somewhere that could get fixed but the problem was that it needed a part that only a few machine shops in the US can make, and the one that did make it wouldnt make only one we needed to buy at least 25.
Sorry for the vagueness, I forget what the problems were with it, I dont know all the super technical stuff. Ill get info today on whats in it