Matt Kirsch wrote:Welding it is noble and all but it's not that big of a job to swap out, the cost of the rod is about the same as a good used torque tube from one of the members here, and if you're not experienced with welding cast it could turn out badly and you will still end up swapping it out.
There might be some confusion here. I am getting a good used tube with no cracks which I will use to replace my cracked one. "Big Bill" wanted my old cracked one if I was going to scrap it. My reply was that he could have it.