Some time ago I managed to tip my compressor over , landed on the pulley . The pulley survived , but the connecting rods didn't . Snapped 'em both offjust above the big end . Fast forward to now , and the replacement pump I bought is blowing oil ... from excessive blowby . I haven't pulled it down yet , but the rings have gotta be shot or broken of just plain crap to begin with <cheap pump ...> . And this is where the wild idea comes in . The rods in the cheap pump might fit , or they might not ... and if they don't I'm thinking about TIG welding the broken ones back together . I can build a fixture to hold the two bearings in alignment . I'd be most worried about the temper of the repaired area , but a quick chill and a few days aging might get it back enough . Is this a waste of time , or do I stand a decent chance of having this work ?
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