I am currently building a hit and miss engine an have hit a cross road with the conrod, I have made a two piece unit as a test piece me to get some practice for silver brazing the crankshaft together . The conrod was sent up vertically with the base plate at the top , a liberal amount of flux was applied to the inside of the joint and ring of silver brazing rod sat on top of the base plate where the con rod protruded through . I then applied heat from below the plate so the solder was sucked down into the joint and this formed a neat fillet on the lower side of the plate giving what appears to be a very nice join . The spiggot that protrudes through the base plate is 1/2 dia and the plate 1/4 thick . My question is will it be strong enough or am I better off machining a one piece unit ? See photos attached .