The bad news: I gotta cut off the elbow and replace it ’cause the it isn’t an insert. The whole shebang was one piece and it is done broke off. (Which explains why the easy-out didn’t work…)
The good news: I can get the part, cheap. Local too, or online for a few cents less and a 5 day wait.
The bad news: I gotta cut the thing off the cylinder and grind the pocket, then weld it in place.
The bad news: the pivot bearing where the pin was broken is also cracked.
The good news, it too is relatively cheap, and it comes out with only a snap ring. Delivery is also easy, see above.
My local source of parts is, of course, the hydraulic shop. Parts are as cheap as online, probably better quality than online, and available now….
And he offered to fix the cylinder for parts cost and not much else and promised to give me a good deal and have it done in 3 or 4 days. And he will make a pin for cheap too. I can have the whole thing fixed for about 125% of my cost for parts….
Fuckit, Imma let him do it. I’m getting lazy.