Hodgson Part 077, Oil Pump Housing

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Hodgson Oil Pump Assembly

pump01For the oil pump housing, I chose C63000 nickel aluminum bronze (known as QAL9-4 bronze here in China). This material has high strength because of the added nickel and good wear resistance. The downside is this material is very “grabby” and tends to warp if you get it hot. Therefore, I’m going to machine it in two phases with a stress relieving operation in-between.

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