I didn't know you were a welder in a previous life 3500GMC, sounds like your experiences were different than mine.Spray welding is a unique process. Used to repair glass bottle moulds in my previous life as a professional welder. An oxy-acetelyne torch connected to an air supply with a pot of cast iron dust attached upstream. And a keen eye.
End of life on some things like engines is interesting to see. Drop a valve in a gas engine or stretch rod bolts till they spin a bearing or let go. Imagine what I would have posted running a gas engine? The short time, 1 week, I did a gas transmission was toast. The AC compressor belt departed the gas engine. :nonod:You know. Someone who is getting ready to buy a 6.5 should NOT come to this thread.... Just sayin