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Yesterday 09:07 PM
1971BB427
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
Try making a perfect butt then you only need one hand with the TIG to tack it, holding it in place with the other hand.

Brian

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LOL, funny thing is there IS a fridge just a few inches to the left of that photo! LOL However, it doesn't work.



This Fridgidare (with GM emblem on it) was in my shops landlords office. She used this thing up until around 1995! When it stopped working I took it home and put it in my back yard to hold gardening stuff. I have to paint it one of these days, it deserves it. And that lady who used it, she was amazing, she passed away at 95 and had worked for this family from 17 years old until 93! She was something else, what a classy lady.

Brian
I used to have one like that in my garage for storing welding rod. Wish I would have had room to keep it, as they look so cool!
Yesterday 08:20 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by deadbodyman View Post
I'd love to see your wife when you say Hey honey ,check out this perfect butt.
He can borrow my porch swing Mike.

John
Yesterday 06:50 PM
1971BB427
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Originally Posted by wretched ratchet View Post
If I may quote Mr. Rogers, "won't you be my neighbor?" - - - what great pleasure you must get from having the knowledge to help a neighbor with his Ride. KUDOS
Thanks! I'm retired, so whenever I'm not working on one of my cars, I enjoy helping my friends with theirs. I did all the suspension and rear axle swap on this Nova too, plus a swap to T56 six speed, and hydraulic clutch throwout too. Some of it was just to teach myself too, as I haven't done a T56 or hydraulic clutch.
This is a straight axle A/FX style car, but he wants to be able to jump in it and drive cross country too. So we put power steering, and power 4 wheel disc brakes on it also. Put a rollbar in it also, just for some added safety. All original paint and body, except the fiberglass hood:
Yesterday 06:06 PM
wretched ratchet If I may quote Mr. Rogers, "won't you be my neighbor?" - - - what great pleasure you must get from having the knowledge to help a neighbor with his Ride. KUDOS
Yesterday 05:09 PM
1971BB427 Went over to my neighbor's house to help him on his '69 Nova. He's still working, so we've not had much time to get it running. Last time I did some troubleshooting, and discovered the MSD Streetfire box was bad. They can't be rebuilt, so he grabbed a good used 6AL box, and I wired it in. Then we discovered the Mallory dual point had some short in it, and still couldn't get spark, even though the new 6AL tested good. Finally today I dropped in a stock Chevy points distributor, and it wouldn't clear the tunnel ram to get timing set. After some careful grinding around the window of the stock cap, I got enough clearance to turn the distributor and get it within range. It fired right off, and after tweaking the carb slightly, and setting the timing, it purred like a kitten. It's a full roller 350, and seems to be a mild cam. No specs at all on the engine, as he bought the car with this engine sitting in it, freshly rebuilt, but not running.
We fixed up the wiring issues also, and next time we'll get the brake system bled, and we can test the T56 six speed we swapped into it. Nice to finally hear the motor run, and know he didn't make a mistake buying a car that didn't run!
Yesterday 01:41 PM
deadbodyman
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Originally Posted by tech69 View Post
That's why I tack it in 3-4 places then planish but it's easier to do what you can before tacking it in there cause if one mating area isn't perfect and you weld onto that seam it will be a little imperfect forever, no matter what you do with it after, or so it "seams". Good stuff, Martin.
I'd love to see your wife when you say Hey honey ,check out this perfect butt.
Yesterday 12:29 PM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by tech69 View Post
When my Tig welding gets better I'm sure I'll Tig tack everything but with the limited time I have out there and with a low argon tank I'm not letting it slow me down. At some point though, probably when I swap out the tank, I should spend some time practicing tacking techniques with my Tig. I get scared when I see you hold that torch on there for so long but guys swear to it that it's better than Tig for the thin stuff.
You can also see how close my bare hands are too, there isn't much heat with that jewelers torch.

Brian
Yesterday 10:51 AM
tech69 When my Tig welding gets better I'm sure I'll Tig tack everything but with the limited time I have out there and with a low argon tank I'm not letting it slow me down. At some point though, probably when I swap out the tank, I should spend some time practicing tacking techniques with my Tig. I get scared when I see you hold that torch on there for so long but guys swear to it that it's better than Tig for the thin stuff.
Yesterday 10:47 AM
boothboy
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
I agree Tim but have to wonder how far away the refrigerator is..........

John
Easy to solve the problem with the refrigerator. More wheels and a long extension cord.

BB
Yesterday 10:34 AM
MARTINSR
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That's why I tack it in 3-4 places then planish but it's easier to do what you can before tacking it in there cause if one mating area isn't perfect and you weld onto that seam it will be a little imperfect forever, no matter what you do with it after, or so it "seams". Good stuff, Martin.
The remainder of those seams were welded with almost no filler at all, I was pretty damn surprised with a LOT of what my mentor was telling me. Blown away frankly, it sounded like a pipe dream, but damn was he right!

Brian
Yesterday 10:22 AM
tech69 That's why I tack it in 3-4 places then planish but it's easier to do what you can before tacking it in there cause if one mating area isn't perfect and you weld onto that seam it will be a little imperfect forever, no matter what you do with it after, or so it "seams". Good stuff, Martin.
Yesterday 10:18 AM
MARTINSR One of the things my Mentor taught me was that you don't have to perfectly fit every pit of the seam to tack it, ONLY where you are tacking each tack! Very interesting! His guidance helped me do stuff in just a few days I never would have dreamed of.

Check out the video, click on the link or the image.

Brian



http://vid200.photobucket.com/albums...pse1a180bf.mp4
Yesterday 10:16 AM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
I agree Tim but have to wonder how far away the refrigerator is..........

John
Oh honey, while you're in the house, could you grab another beer...
Yesterday 10:10 AM
tech69 [QUOTE=MARTINSR;2587266]Try making a perfect butt then you only need one hand with the TIG to tack it, holding it in place with the other hand.

Brian

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easier said than done. I need to find better screws that screw into the buck. They seem to move the piece every time you try to lock it down in place(big threads?), even with pilot holes, this makes it necessary to hold the pieces but they fit the buck great, perfect almost, but the screws seem to tweak the pieces just enough to where it's just better to tack it in there. I'm not so concerned about having 3-4 MIG tack welds and then TIG welding it shut, it doesn't make the work any less quality. I have to better plan my buck cause I try to rush straight to the metal working.
Yesterday 10:04 AM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by tech69 View Post
woke up a little hungry, time to go to the garage and eat some metal. Got both sides of my tank metal finished but will wait til I get my MIG gas so I don't tack it with just argon. I could TIG tack it in but I might need that extra hand to hold the metal in place, but it would just be for 3-4 tacks and then it's strictly TIG. So today I think I will get started on the seat as I wait til tomorrow when Barnes Welding Supply is open. This should be a tough one for me as it has inside and outside radiuses mixed together but I'm confident I can handle it. Then it's off to the aquatic park with the little one.
Try making a perfect butt then you only need one hand with the TIG to tack it, holding it in place with the other hand.

Brian

---------- Post added at 09:04 AM ---------- Previous post was at 08:55 AM ----------

Quote:
Originally Posted by John long View Post
I agree Tim but have to wonder how far away the refrigerator is..........

John
LOL, funny thing is there IS a fridge just a few inches to the left of that photo! LOL However, it doesn't work.



This Fridgidare (with GM emblem on it) was in my shops landlords office. She used this thing up until around 1995! When it stopped working I took it home and put it in my back yard to hold gardening stuff. I have to paint it one of these days, it deserves it. And that lady who used it, she was amazing, she passed away at 95 and had worked for this family from 17 years old until 93! She was something else, what a classy lady.

Brian
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