Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

MyAsianNotSoNormalHotRodThread

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • H80N
    replied
    The 17 series torch is air cooled... probably about the same as you already have...
    having spares is not a bad idea but doubt it will address your problem... that sounds like technique... and experience..

    the CK FL230 is a water cooled torch... so unless you plan on buying a water cooler it will do you no good... it will burn up if run dry...

    Leave a comment:


  • scratchedup
    replied
    There is a guy on here trying to sell 2 torches. As I told him I so new I don't know if I could use this stuff or not. Maybe you could me out.



    The 30 year Miller service guy said most problems are in the torch setup some where......

    With this in mind new torches would be a positive?

    Leave a comment:


  • H80N
    replied
    These hook type deburring tools are really useful in those places.. like the inside lip of a piece of tubing... a swipe or two and you will have a clean dull edge...

    Click image for larger version

Name:	Deburr.jpg
Views:	1
Size:	10.8 KB
ID:	516592

    Last edited by H80N; 06-05-2014, 02:39 AM.

    Leave a comment:


  • scratchedup
    replied
    Thanks for the input... I think it is accurate.

    I just took over a bunch of welds to his place....

    lets see how it goes.....

    I've learned not to give advise.....

    I'm the beginning welder........

    Leave a comment:


  • H80N
    replied
    if you debur the inside of the tube and remove fins before it is fitted and welded... there will be a lot less that needs to be ground out after welding..

    also it looks like he is cooking those welds... he might consider increasing the amperage and speeding up his pace...
    it should result in smaller tighter beads that still have enough penetration to be sound..
    Last edited by H80N; 06-04-2014, 04:09 PM.

    Leave a comment:


  • scratchedup
    replied

    Leave a comment:


  • scratchedup
    replied

    Leave a comment:


  • scratchedup
    replied
    Compressor flange.....work in progress...welder's name is pirate...retired Delta airlines...



    Cleaned up-


    Last edited by scratchedup; 05-29-2014, 08:10 PM.

    Leave a comment:


  • H80N
    replied
    Originally posted by scratchedup View Post
    Yes thats what I figured....I use Amazon and Ebay all the time ...that was my next step.

    GOOD NEWS.... I think I "fixed" the arc start problem.

    New Brass Ground Clamp, Lightly sanded and MEK cleaned- grd to machine plug and torch cable plug to machine plug, all torch bits and reground & fine sanded tungsten (red...all I have for now) put all back together.

    It fired about 25 arc starts....worked perfect.

    Theres hope.
    Glad to hear that....... Thank Cruizer for that suggestion...
    Last edited by H80N; 05-28-2014, 04:50 PM.

    Leave a comment:


  • scratchedup
    replied
    Originally posted by H80N View Post
    This is the easy answer for 2% Lanthanated...

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/10-HTP-2-Lan...#ht_841wt_1106

    and your arc starts will probably improve as well...

    there are several decent suppliers on fleabay/or internet..

    Yes thats what I figured....I use Amazon and Ebay all the time ...that was my next step.

    GOOD NEWS.... I think I "fixed" the arc start problem.

    New Brass Ground Clamp, Lightly sanded and MEK cleaned- grd to machine plug and torch cable plug to machine plug, all torch bits and reground & fine sanded tungsten (red...all I have for now) put all back together.

    It fired about 25 arc starts....worked perfect.

    Theres hope.

    Leave a comment:


  • H80N
    replied
    Originally posted by scratchedup View Post
    I like this idea...this may be to much machine for me anyway.

    I paid $1500 for the entire set-up with gas and a bunch of extra stuff. You have any idea of what it might fetch?
    Would think you could get $1500-2000 for the bare power supply.. but others might have a better handle on used prices...

    would do some more checking..

    for torch... reg..leads.. etc..do not know if you would buy all new or use the acces you have with the new supply..
    might make sense to bite the bullet and go all new..
    clean slate..

    Leave a comment:


  • H80N
    replied
    Originally posted by scratchedup View Post
    Just got back.
    Bought a brass ground but had trouble finding lanthanated Tungsten.

    Went to 2 weld shops...no luck.

    This is the easy answer for 2% Lanthanated...

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/10-HTP-2-Lan...#ht_841wt_1106

    and your arc starts will probably improve as well...

    there are several decent suppliers on fleabay/or internet..

    Leave a comment:


  • scratchedup
    replied
    Originally posted by H80N View Post

    also... had you checked and tightened cable connections as Cruizer had suggested??

    I'm about to put the Miller power cord back on and check the points so all connections will be checked.

    ANOTHER approach you might think about is to sell the Dynasty you have and invest in a new one...
    it really depends on if your budget will allow... and if you wish to bypass the learning curve/grief of arc starts on the older one... probably have no problem selling it

    or even find a newer "Blue Lightning" equipped one on the used market...
    (Dynasty 200 with a serial# of LJ280222L and above are equipped with "Blue Lightning")

    And you could go directly to working on the car...
    I like this idea...this may be to much machine for me anyway.

    I paid $1500 for the entire set-up with gas and a bunch of extra stuff. You have any idea of what it might fetch?

    Leave a comment:


  • scratchedup
    replied
    Just got back.
    Bought a brass ground but had trouble finding lanthanated Tungsten.

    Went to 2 weld shops...no luck.

    Leave a comment:


  • H80N
    replied
    Originally posted by scratchedup View Post
    I need a brass ground clamp.

    With my machine should I get the 200 amp or the 300 amp?

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/300AMP-COPPE...item4d1df55382
    Either one should be fine... but that 300 amp Lenco is reasonable enough.. a little overkill here would not hurt anything..

    Leave a comment:

Working...
X