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Old 03-24-2012, 06:38 AM
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LOL, me too...

Hey JMSTOY,you welding with gas?????
Nope, 110v gassless mig. It's a budget resto right now, and my cookie cutter house won't support the 220 draw. Sux!
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Old 03-24-2012, 06:54 AM
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Most of those 110 flux welders can be easily converted the a mig...basicly you need a bottle of gas a regulator and a small hose....and a spool of mig wire...
You should look into it,I converted my buddys flux welder, his welding improved 200% ...The conversion will pay for itself in no time just in the cost of grinding wheels ,not to mention the hours of time grinding
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Old 03-24-2012, 09:07 AM
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Well we had several inches of snow on Thursday, and then Friday was warm and sunny! Weird weather, and pretty late snowfall for us. But it was so nice I spent the day just running around in the Austin visiting friends.
One of my buddies wasn't too keen on the big monster Autometer tach I have in the gasser, so he gave me an old Mallory tach he had sitting on a shelf. Guess I have to do some swapping now and put the Autometer in my Suburban (without the shift light) and put the old school Mallory in the gasser.
One thumbs up for an old Mallory tach.

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Old 03-24-2012, 09:10 AM
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Most of those 110 flux welders can be easily converted the a mig...basicly you need a bottle of gas a regulator and a small hose....and a spool of mig wire...
You should look into it,I converted my buddys flux welder, his welding improved 200% ...The conversion will pay for itself in no time just in the cost of grinding wheels ,not to mention the hours of time grinding
I love how you are NOT calling the wire feed welder that doesn't use gas a MIG. Thank you for being as anal as me.

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Most of those 110 flux welders can be easily converted the a mig...basicly you need a bottle of gas a regulator and a small hose....and a spool of mig wire...
You should look into it,I converted my buddys flux welder, his welding improved 200% ...The conversion will pay for itself in no time just in the cost of grinding wheels ,not to mention the hours of time grinding
Haven't used a MIG before only this FLUX WELDER (sorry Brian ). Any websites with pictures for those of us who learn better with Dr. Suess-type explanations? Seriously tho, sounds good, just need a good idea of how it would look finished. Thanks!!!
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I couldnt weld any better than you using a flux welder but in no time at all you could weld as well as me with a mig conversion.I'd be willing to bet you could get it done for around 100.00...right now you probably dont mind all the grinding but it gets old real fast ,You have a welding and gringing sock for your forearms those are a big help...
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Old 03-24-2012, 08:18 PM
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this morning I worked on the rototiller some more (almost got one done), until it warmed up outside
then this afternoon we were cleaning up outside around the garden area, cleaned out/organized the greenhouse, cleaned up some brush that was sneaking up around some of the fruit trees by the fence, pulled up last years corn stalks, etc.
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Old 03-24-2012, 08:30 PM
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I couldnt weld any better than you using a flux welder but in no time at all you could weld as well as me with a mig conversion.I'd be willing to bet you could get it done for around 100.00...right now you probably dont mind all the grinding but it gets old real fast ,You have a welding and gringing sock for your forearms those are a big help...
Understood! Ground my entire frame by hand, so grinding the welds is already getting old! Thinking about getting a half jacket, tired of slag and grinding sparks eating through my long sleeve useless shirt. AND since I slagged through my shoe AND I'm not rich, I cut the fingers of a pair of welding gloves and slipped them over my shoes like booties. Ghetto, but effective, no slag burn today!
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Well,
Been a busy day.

Went to work this morning for a couple of hours and then off to the body shop.
Once at the body shop, I did a couple of small things to the 66 Elky, and then drove it off to the sate safety inspection joint.

Got my safety sticker----put it on the windshield, and then placed my registration sticker on the glass as well.

The 66 is now street legal!!!!!!!

Then---I go home to have a look at my Windstar that decided to get a bit warm
while my son was driving it (I was away for the week---so he had to ride the bus).
Found a ruptured upper radiator hose----no biggie----go to store and get new radiator hoses.
Install hoses and refill radiator-----run car for 20 minutes and everything seems okay.

Have afore mentioned son take the van for a spin and he only got 1/2 mile
before the gauge read too close to "HOT".

New upper hose is collapsed
So---doing some thinking, I check a couple of things.
Found overflow tank hose plugged----fixed that
After the car set for a bit, I added a bit more coolant
and took it for a spin.

Seems to be working fine now----ran about 7 miles with the heater on and another 7 miles with the AC running----temp stayed right in the middle of the gauge.

Appears to be no permanent damage------just had the heads done last year when a head gasket let loose----no overheat either.
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i keep a cheap pair of walmart work boots on my mig cart, just for that reason. most of the time i wear athletic mesh style shoes and they do not fare well when cutting/welding things.
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Old 03-24-2012, 10:08 PM
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I'll pitch in to this thread...

Today I installed some new ball joints in my quad and an HID head light in a friends quad.

Last but not least, I got a hair cut.
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Old 03-24-2012, 11:31 PM
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That headlamp made a heck of a difference!

I worked on my M-I-L's house, did some skip trowel texturing for the first time after watching some youtubes on the subject. I did some years ago and it was HORRIBLE. After a few videos, damn I am good!

Only thing on cars was going to a Goodguys show and getting inspired. It rained some but all in all it was good.

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Old 03-25-2012, 01:56 AM
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I moved the anglia over to a storage garage, to make some shop room for another project, hopefully it won't "be out of sight out of mind" for to long
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Old 03-25-2012, 06:29 AM
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That headlamp made a heck of a difference!

I worked on my M-I-L's house, did some skip trowel texturing for the first time after watching some youtubes on the subject. I did some years ago and it was HORRIBLE. After a few videos, damn I am good!

Only thing on cars was going to a Goodguys show and getting inspired. It rained some but all in all it was good.

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the old youtube refresher course
its amazing what you can pick up on youtube
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Old 03-25-2012, 08:15 AM
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the old youtube refresher course
its amazing what you can pick up on youtube
Oh heck yeah, I make a mean scrambled egg after years of crap because of an old guy on youtube.

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