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OK now STOP THAT!

That pic just looks too much like "back home" where I grew up!

And that's why I moved to the west coast!
My son lives in Sonoma works at the race school there on Sonoma raceway. my wife and i are headed there to live in the next year or two. had enough snow.

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Hey Brian, how about a pic of the underside...I havent used gas for welding since the mig came out and back then we used brass rod, jeeze I was like 16 years old,this might be making a comeback...at my shop anyway...
what I wonder is how it grinds away. Is it hard like a mig weld or softer like a tig?
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Hey Brian, how about a pic of the underside...I havent used gas for welding since the mig came out and back then we used brass rod, jeeze I was like 16 years old,this might be making a comeback...at my shop anyway...
Here's the underside.





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Old 12-19-2013, 10:59 AM
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what I wonder is how it grinds away. Is it hard like a mig weld or softer like a tig?
The cool thing is they aren't "proud". It doesn't pile up like the MIG. And yes even then, it grinds very easy, NOTHING like a MIG weld.

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Well my day has not ben to good ,I need to take the VW bug off the rack so I started putting air in one of the tires,my compressor cam on and Blew UP, i mean rods in floor,then I backed the trailor in shop ,,no i didn't hit wall ,but when I started to raise the bed a seal blew in the hydraulic cylinder that tilts the bed ,so I still didn't get the car moved so I can get my 55 Chevy in the shop,

I guess the HF or HD Santa will have to drop by.
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Began the leaf spring swap on my '63 Falcon today. Got the leafs off, but had to cut on e front eye bolt to get it out. Need to get a 9/16"x6.5" bolt now and turn it down to 7/16" for about 3.5" to make a replacement for that side, as it uses stepped bolts. Doubt I'll find one anywhere, as all I see are kits with all the bushings, etc. Not sure if early Mustang are the same or not?
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Well my day has not ben to good ,I need to take the VW bug off the rack so I started putting air in one of the tires,my compressor cam on and Blew UP, i mean rods in floor,then I backed the trailor in shop ,,no i didn't hit wall ,but when I started to raise the bed a seal blew in the hydraulic cylinder that tilts the bed ,so I still didn't get the car moved so I can get my 55 Chevy in the shop,

I guess the HF or HD Santa will have to drop by.
OUCH, all that hurts. Hope you get it resolved quickly, although the compressor probably won't be cheap to replace...
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Well my day has not ben to good ,I need to take the VW bug off the rack so I started putting air in one of the tires,my compressor cam on and Blew UP, i mean rods in floor,then I backed the trailor in shop ,,no i didn't hit wall ,but when I started to raise the bed a seal blew in the hydraulic cylinder that tilts the bed ,so I still didn't get the car moved so I can get my 55 Chevy in the shop,

I guess the HF or HD Santa will have to drop by.
Seems that trouble comes in multiples! Bummer!
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OUCH, all that hurts. Hope you get it resolved quickly, although the compressor probably won't be cheap to replace...
The one that quit is a 7.1/2 hp cast iron , I will probably just replace it with a 5 hp since I just do my own work now it should be enough.
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took apart an old honda civic, the ones with the c-clips on the lock cylinder and with the rocker covers that you push forward to take off. It was a fun little flashback. Then I got told there's work tomorrow but after that not any work til maybe even after new years. Nice. Have a shop full of cars and he's telling us there's no work? It might be time to look for another job.
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The one that quit is a 7.1/2 hp cast iron , I will probably just replace it with a 5 hp since I just do my own work now it should be enough.
If the motor and everything else is good, would it be cheaper to just replace the compressor ?
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took apart an old honda civic, the ones with the c-clips on the lock cylinder and with the rocker covers that you push forward to take off. It was a fun little flashback. Then I got told there's work tomorrow but after that not any work til maybe even after new years. Nice. Have a shop full of cars and he's telling us there's no work? It might be time to look for another job.
Are they looking for a way to avoid paying holiday pay for Christmas and New Years ?? Lay everyone off for 10 days so you don't qualify ??
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Thanhs ,I looked at Home depot they have a 5 hp 80 gal for 700 and change
'the cast iron 7/1/2 is just over1800 just for the pump,i don't think I will need that ,I don't sand blast anymore exept for my glass bead cabinent
I have a spare 7.1/2 pump that needs rings ,it pumps oil and gets in paint.i will probably rebuild it later ,I just need something for now ,
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The cool thing is they aren't "proud". It doesn't pile up like the MIG. And yes even then, it grinds very easy, NOTHING like a MIG weld.

Brian
I agree with Brian on this one O/A welds grind very easily compared to a MIG. Also, a MIG will supply filler material whether or not you want it. You end up with much more build up to deal with. With O/A you only add filler material if/or when you need it. As Brian is teaching, the better you get the less filler rod you need and if you get to the point where you can fusion weld there is no build up.

The biggest challenge for me with fusion welding is you must have a perfect fit between the panels. As you heat the metal to fusing temperature the heated metal has no where to go as it expands so the molecules are compressed together. Once the metal is heated to the point that they melt together (fuse) and the panel begins to cool those panels contract and the piece shrinks. If this shrinkage is not controlled by planishing two things will happen.

First, the weld will try to contract and will suck the welded area in causing some ugly distortion.

Secondly as the already closely fitted panels are pulled together the areas that are not yet welded will be pulled into an overlapping position that is extremely hard to deal with.

I am not negative when it comes to O/A welding. I am, however, pointing out that O/A welding requires a good deal of skill, lots of practice and a good understanding of what the metal is doing and why. Planishing and working the metal as you weld is just as much a part of this skill as the use of the torch itself.

I have really enjoyed watching Brian working his roof. It brings back a lot of good memories as well as some good tips and tricks he is discovering. I am not, however interested in selling my MIG. I do not want to fire up my torch to weld this 46" door skin with limited access to the back side.

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Well my day has not ben to good ,I need to take the VW bug off the rack so I started putting air in one of the tires,my compressor cam on and Blew UP, i mean rods in floor,then I backed the trailor in shop ,,no i didn't hit wall ,but when I started to raise the bed a seal blew in the hydraulic cylinder that tilts the bed ,so I still didn't get the car moved so I can get my 55 Chevy in the shop,

I guess the HF or HD Santa will have to drop by.
Wow! Not good. Hope Santa gets you what you need. Don't let that Chevy get wet.

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