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As far as trying to weld the fuel distributor I would definitely say "no" The fuel distributor is cast and to weld cast properly you have to do several things.

First, grind a vee grove in the crack to at least three quarter way through to make full penetration when you weld. Second you have to drill a hole at each end of the crack to keep it from traveling when you weld it. And thirdly and most importantly, you have to pre-heat the metal before you start welding on it.

So, unless you find a really good welder who has experience welding on cast iron, I wouldn't fool with it. It could get you in trouble with a fire in the engine compartment.

Steve

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