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  • H80N
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    John Marcella's work has been posted here a few times...

    he certainly elevates it to an artform...

    you might also take a look at "FusionKing".... his stuff is pretty nice too..

    https://www.facebook.com/OutBackAluminumWelding

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  • OscarJr
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    Originally posted by H80N View Post
    And I was just tickled at the shear common sense of changing frequency/bead width for different parts of the combustion chamber...

    BTW... I have owned and operated a LOT of different TIG machines... and.... you could not talk me out of my Dynasty 350 or 200 for love nor money...

    I always thought that the regularity of a TIG bead had more to do with the style and skill of the Weldor than the Welder...
    Yup, I'm sure that guy is a great overall fabricator/engine builder/etc, but once Miller put John Marcella on the map with those two YouTube videos, well kinda hard to top that.

    Sweeeeeeeeet




    The dudes at Logan Motorsports who built my intake manifold aren't too shabby either!



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  • H80N
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    And I was just tickled at the shear common sense of changing frequency/bead width for different parts of the combustion chamber...

    BTW... I have owned and operated a LOT of different TIG machines... and.... you could not talk me out of my Dynasty 350 or 200 for love nor money...

    I always thought that the regularity of a TIG bead had more to do with the style and skill of the Weldor than the Welder...
    Last edited by H80N; 04-20-2015, 10:32 PM.

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  • MinnesotaDave
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    Originally posted by OscarJr View Post
    smarty-pants don't need to be called on, they know they're smarty-pants!

    I think I also saw some "dimes" that didn't wet-out completely and "lumped up" just a tad. Anyone else see what I'm seeing? Man it must be serious pressure to weld on a CNC'd billet block like that. That thing must be mucho dinero $$$$$$ !!! Don't get me wrong, I'm sure the whole thing was a success, it's just that some of those actions seem to go against "standard protocol".
    I hate to say it - but I expected the welds to be much nicer considering the technology difference between that machine and my '63 Airco.

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  • OscarJr
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    Originally posted by MinnesotaDave View Post
    I was waving my hand in the back row but you didn't call on me
    smarty-pants don't need to be called on, they know they're smarty-pants!

    I think I also saw some "dimes" that didn't wet-out completely and "lumped up" just a tad. Anyone else see what I'm seeing? Man it must be serious pressure to weld on a CNC'd billet block like that. That thing must be mucho dinero $$$$$$ !!! Don't get me wrong, I'm sure the whole thing was a success, it's just that some of those actions seem to go against "standard protocol".
    Last edited by OscarJr; 04-20-2015, 08:42 PM.

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  • MinnesotaDave
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    Originally posted by OscarJr View Post
    You rang? Why, thank you kind sir.

    And now from a newbie perspective: did anyone else notice that the filler rod is not fully kept under the argon coverage (both on the cylinder head & block repair)? Also, he dab'd way too early on the engine block before it puddled, which is why the filler rod blob'd up, and they he proceeds to yank it completely away from the argon coverage, to whip away the partially melted blob from the end of the filler rod. Way to go!
    I was waving my hand in the back row but you didn't call on me

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  • OscarJr
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    Originally posted by H80N View Post
    Who cares if they won't win an Oscar..??
    The content is interesting and pertinent......

    You rang? Why, thank you kind sir.

    And now from a newbie perspective: did anyone else notice that the filler rod is not fully kept under the argon coverage (both on the cylinder head & block repair)? Also, he dab'd way too early on the engine block before it puddled, which is why the filler rod blob'd up, and they he proceeds to yank it completely away from the argon coverage, to whip away the partially melted blob from the end of the filler rod. Way to go!

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  • Engine Builder
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    Originally posted by H80N View Post
    Very Cool..

    You live in the middle of sprint car heaven..

    there is a little of that up here too.. (PennCan)

    We have raced at Penn Can with United Racing Club a few years ago.

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  • H80N
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    Originally posted by Engine Builder View Post
    Some of the other things I fabricate for the sprint cars.
    Very Cool..

    You live in the middle of sprint car heaven..

    there is a little of that up here too.. (PennCan)

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  • Engine Builder
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    Some of the other things I fabricate for the sprint cars.
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  • CODE4
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    Not arguing that. Just saying they could be a bit more natural.

    And while it is pertinent, I wish they would give more insight with regard to settings - some of the videos miller offers seem to be more just product advertisement than good how-to suggestions and places to start for newer welders.

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  • H80N
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    Originally posted by CODE4 View Post
    Those miller YouTube videos with Andy crack me up. In that particular one the miller jacket is obviously fresh out of the wrapper and wrinkled, cups are brand new, and I love how Andy uses the full brand name of something he is talking about, every time he mentions it

    Too forced. Who ever is in directing there marketing videos needs to learn how to loosen up.
    Who cares if they won't win an Oscar..??
    The content is interesting and pertinent......

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  • CODE4
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    Those miller YouTube videos with Andy crack me up. In that particular one the miller jacket is obviously fresh out of the wrapper and wrinkled, cups are brand new, and I love how Andy uses the full brand name of something he is talking about, every time he mentions it

    Too forced. Who ever is in directing there marketing videos needs to learn how to loosen up.

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  • Engine Builder
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    I've had this machine about a year there was a big learning curve but the more I use it the easier it is to use.I have also done some aluminum engine block repairs for the same shop I did the head for,repairing holes in the blocks and main journal and web repairs.I also fabricate axles and other componets for sprint cars,all chromoly using Weld-mold 880 welds come out real nice.

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  • H80N
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    Originally posted by Engine Builder View Post
    Here's a before and after I did a few weeks ago for a customer using my Dynasty 350 and 4943,i was really happy with the color match,my settings were almost the exact same as the above post.
    Dean

    looks like you are getting along with your Dyn 350 just fine....

    NICE WORK..!!...

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