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Looking for some cast iron / phosphor bronze / manganese bronze


Super User
Howdy fellas,

Curious if anyone has any cast iron bar or tube, phosphor bronze bar or tube and or manganese bronze bar or tube.

Final OD needs to be 7/16 and ID can be no bigger then .360 - Length is 3.5 inches long x 2 pcs
I will take any shape size or color ( I will turn to suit my dimensions ), Wanted to see if there is anything Edmonton local?



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You could try hitting up pick a part or engine shop and grab a camshaft out of a car I think most camshafts the lobes are just induction hardened rest should be fairly workable I would bring a file and check the non ground parts see if it bites. A engine shop probly just let you pull one off a scraped head for free. You'll just have to zip cut off the hard bits but for 3.5" part probly wouldn't take too long to do.


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Crankshafts can be a good source of iron also. May not want one that came from engine that threw a rod/ dropped a piston. Some have very large counter weights nearly finnish machined. Keep in mind some are also forged steel units. Can usually tell by seam on crankshaft.


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Keep in mind many if not most camshafts are hollow, something to keep an eye on when your scavenging


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Some of the 1980s Ford small blocks cranks were hollow in spots too. Not sure what things look like now as I haven't done auto crank grinding since 1985? Air compressor cranks since 1992? Anyway engine parts can be a good source of materials.