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  1. Moparmyway

    Moparmyway Its just a saw GoldMember

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    I wouldn’t even dream of standing in the same line as Joe, but here is the latest 395 muffler getting ready for the Mopar treatment E5B4BF3A-4F72-45A7-A857-71A95D6C8E85.jpeg 7B882354-3A61-4C6D-90AC-D04748F3F28E.jpeg F2E21E92-F38A-4919-911F-0A875D52EC83.jpeg

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  2. merc_man

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    So i was wondering if anyone has tried to figure out what it the cheapest type of welding is. Cost of stick welding vs flux core vs solid wire with gas cost. Just board at work thinking lol.
    I dont do enough welding to figure this out but thought maybe one of you have.

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    Stick. Power sources are plentiful & inexpensive, and your only consumable are rods.

    It’s really expensive when a part is scrapped because you blew it up, though.
     
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  4. Red97

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    How about some un-welding?
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    Last minute change of plans, added a good 3 days to this project. Torch out the start blocks, and start the weld lower to fill in a key way.

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    It don't look like much, but that area is about 100lb of wire. Hang it out far enough to be machined off.

    This is a high fill flat work wire. It is not intended to do vertical faces...

    It's like pouring syrup through a straw and trying to hold it on the edge of a table....

    Yes, it truly is about as fun as it looks.
     
  5. blades

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    Started out with a home built ac rig made from a 1 kilo volt transformer by a Electrician friend of mine (around 1975) multi tap ranges and variable amp to boot- just for stick and carbon arc back then. Huge cost $50. have a mig forget brand name - part of Lincoln 90 amp works but messy. Not too good on anything over 1/8". have a Lincoln 300 amp , just like one of the other posters put a picture up of. 3 ph ac motor driving a generator ( the used to call the hoz. version a torpedo as that is what it looked like) 300 amp. Have a Miller Dial arc 250 but my High frequency for the tig is not working correctly ( big bucks to fix ) rest of it is fine. makes a good power source for the Ready Welder spoolgun system I have - mostly use that for alum. Bought a prime weld Muti purpose unit last year( 200 amp Inverter unit). Been working fine. It is becoming my go to unit. Again I can set up the Ready welder unit on it for mig. Got it because the Miller problem on the tig . Go Back to the old Lincoln when I have heavy stuff to burn together That dial arc 250 is a single phase unit built like a brick out house- really makes the meter spin, ac- dc+ dc- outputs.
     
  6. Stevetheboatguy

    Stevetheboatguy mountain dew and ibuprofen please

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    I should really break down and buy a tig for my garage. Made a kickstand for a 359 and well that top bolt isn't coming out o_O I should have swapped out the .063 in the mig for something a bit more appropriate. But ehh it's for my own saw. Good enough for me.


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    I don't know how you see what you're doing at the end of an extension wand. I know you get used to it but I would think it would be difficult to not shake all over.
     
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    It's okay to drool
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