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trashline
Gearhead

Posts: 2230
From: Levittown, Pa
Registered: Dec 2003

posted 02-07-2006 04:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for trashline        Reply w/Quote
so i setup the welder today messed around with some pieces of metel and here is the first thing I have ever welded tell me what ya think!

i think i found out that you cant run a constant bead and it is better to tack it in spots. But im pumped. gonna head to the scrap yard and pick up some metel to play around with before i try to play with floor pans.

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88 thunderbird TC 2.3L
Gillis at 18 psi, walbro 255 lph fuel pump, Kirban at 39 psi, 3.73 8.8" rear, rebuilt head, brand new IHI, working on a T3 and FMIC

66 mustang V8 swap baby

68 Fairlane 289 w/ auto
rusting away motor is going in the mustang

Scott H
Gearhead

Posts: 1480
From: Chicago area
Registered: Mar 2005

posted 02-07-2006 05:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott H        Reply w/Quote
Are you using a mig welder with gas bottle?

trashline
Gearhead

Posts: 2230
From: Levittown, Pa
Registered: Dec 2003

posted 02-07-2006 05:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for trashline        Reply w/Quote
no flux core wire. with my hobart mig

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88 thunderbird TC 2.3L
Gillis at 18 psi, walbro 255 lph fuel pump, Kirban at 39 psi, 3.73 8.8" rear, rebuilt head, brand new IHI, working on a T3 and FMIC

66 mustang V8 swap baby

68 Fairlane 289 w/ auto
rusting away motor is going in the mustang

Scott H
Gearhead

Posts: 1480
From: Chicago area
Registered: Mar 2005

posted 02-07-2006 05:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott H        Reply w/Quote
Keep doing what you're doing!

Practice will help...keep the metal clean where you're welding...make sure you have a good ground.
I've found a weld-thru zinc-rich primer helps also.
You might get a little less splatter and smoother welds if you convert to a gas bottle, the gas shields the weld puddle so there are less impurities in the weld.

When prepping, welding or grinding down the finished welds, make sure any glass in the car is covered well. The splatter will make the glass surface like swiss cheese!

Scott H
Gearhead

Posts: 1480
From: Chicago area
Registered: Mar 2005

posted 02-07-2006 05:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott H        Reply w/Quote
Oh yeah, I forgot, listen for the sound of the weld to be like bacon sizzling in a fry pan...that tells you're set up right.

trashline
Gearhead

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From: Levittown, Pa
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posted 02-07-2006 05:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for trashline        Reply w/Quote
nice thanks for the pointers. In the beginning I was blowing thru so I adjusted a but and it was obvious the change I made helped

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88 thunderbird TC 2.3L
Gillis at 18 psi, walbro 255 lph fuel pump, Kirban at 39 psi, 3.73 8.8" rear, rebuilt head, brand new IHI, working on a T3 and FMIC

66 mustang V8 swap baby

68 Fairlane 289 w/ auto
rusting away motor is going in the mustang

SteveLaRiviere
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From: Saco, Maine
Registered: May 99

posted 02-10-2006 04:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
If you want to see what difference shielding gas does, here are some practice plug welds from my Lincoln:

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 - '70 Mustang Convertible - '72 Mustang Sprint - '94 F-150 XL

trashline
Gearhead

Posts: 2230
From: Levittown, Pa
Registered: Dec 2003

posted 02-10-2006 06:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for trashline        Reply w/Quote
lol i can see the difference Steve. Im gonna go with Gas when I do my floors Im gonna just use the flux core spool I have now to screw around with. with the gas is it easier to run a bead ? b/c I am having alot of trouble doing this.

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88 thunderbird TC 2.3L
Gillis at 18 psi, walbro 255 lph fuel pump, Kirban at 39 psi, 3.73 8.8" rear, rebuilt head, brand new IHI, working on a T3 and FMIC

66 mustang V8 swap baby

68 Fairlane 289 w/ auto
rusting away motor is going in the mustang

SteveLaRiviere
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Posts: 48752
From: Saco, Maine
Registered: May 99

posted 02-10-2006 06:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
I think it is, it's just a matter of getting used to it.

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 - '70 Mustang Convertible - '72 Mustang Sprint - '94 F-150 XL

trashline
Gearhead

Posts: 2230
From: Levittown, Pa
Registered: Dec 2003

posted 02-14-2006 02:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for trashline        Reply w/Quote
first project, mig welder holder. Didnt feel like buying one so I am making one. Gonna get some big wheels and weld them one too. I am getting better its a bit easier to weld thicker metel. went out and bought some stuff last night and wallaaa. Cleaned with a sanding disc fitted to my die grinder(electric). still not great but practice practice. I read some thing sonline as well so It will come to me im sure. heres some pics of the new project.

these are the better welds except where I blew thru at the end.

this is my best weld i think i need.

this is the entire project so far. Im not finished yet. I want to put a stop in the front and back so the welder wont slide and I have to order some wheels so I can pull it thru the grass to the street. I want to make a handle eventully too but i can wait till i get older lol.

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88 thunderbird TC 2.3L
Gillis at 18 psi, walbro 255 lph fuel pump, Kirban at 39 psi, 3.73 8.8" rear, rebuilt head, brand new IHI, working on a T3 and FMIC

66 mustang V8 swap baby

68 Fairlane 289 w/ auto
rusting away motor is going in the mustang

SteveLaRiviere
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Posts: 48752
From: Saco, Maine
Registered: May 99

posted 02-14-2006 07:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
Looking good, Brian!

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 - '70 Mustang Convertible - '72 Mustang Sprint - '94 F-150 XL

trashline
Gearhead

Posts: 2230
From: Levittown, Pa
Registered: Dec 2003

posted 02-15-2006 02:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for trashline        Reply w/Quote
thanks Steve

i want to get like big monster truck wheels so i can cart it thru the grass and stuff.

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88 thunderbird TC 2.3L
Gillis at 18 psi, walbro 255 lph fuel pump, Kirban at 39 psi, 3.73 8.8" rear, rebuilt head, brand new IHI, working on a T3 and FMIC

66 mustang V8 swap baby

68 Fairlane 289 w/ auto
rusting away motor is going in the mustang

2FarGone
Journeyman

Posts: 97
From: Kent, Oh,
Registered: Nov 2004

posted 02-25-2006 09:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 2FarGone        Reply w/Quote

What do I think?

I think you ought to learn how to re-size your pictures.

2048x1536??

This thread is unreadable on this 1024 monitor.

trashline
Gearhead

Posts: 2230
From: Levittown, Pa
Registered: Dec 2003

posted 02-25-2006 09:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for trashline        Reply w/Quote

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88 thunderbird TC 2.3L
Gillis at 18 psi, walbro 255 lph fuel pump, Kirban at 39 psi, 3.73 8.8" rear, rebuilt head, brand new IHI, working on a T3 and FMIC

66 mustang V8 swap baby

68 Fairlane 289 w/ auto
rusting away motor is going in the mustang

pmhvps
Gearhead

Posts: 734
From: Burlington,ON,Canada ,in the heart of the Golden Horseshoe.
Registered: Oct 2003

posted 03-23-2006 09:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for pmhvps        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 2FarGone:

What do I think?

I think you ought to learn how to re-size your pictures.

2048x1536??

This thread is unreadable on this 1024 monitor.


Come on now........one thing at a time.
Mike.

trashline
Gearhead

Posts: 2230
From: Levittown, Pa
Registered: Dec 2003

posted 03-26-2006 07:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for trashline        Reply w/Quote
I seem to be having a hell of a time getting a good bead. Ive been messing around for a while now and my beads suck. Im probably getting bad penetration as well. i read thru the article just posted and it has some good info.

I start off by tacking to hold it and then I try to run a beaddoing a vig vag motion back and forth. I end up missing spots and having to go back and it doesnt even look like a welding bead i looks like a clump of metel ran around the base of the pipe. Im going by the guide on the welder door and fine tuning from that. But they just look awaful. what you think im doing wrong? not moving fast enough? with the speed to slow? Yes I clean my metel as well. thanks

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88 thunderbird TC 2.3L
Gillis at 18 psi, walbro fuel pump, Kirban afpr, 3.73 8.8" rear, rebuilt head, Ranger roller, .48/.60 T3 with clipped wheel, ported elbow, 3 in exhuast, FMIC

66 mustang V8 swap baby

68 Fairlane 289 w/ auto
rusting away motor is going in the mustang

bob6364
Gearhead

Posts: 447
From: griswold,ct usa MCA#59447
Registered: Dec 2004

posted 03-30-2006 10:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bob6364        Reply w/Quote
No wig wag....tight little circles....weld forward a 1/2 inch then back a 1/4 inch...tight little circles...at the tip look for the puddle of molten metal and push it forward and back in a spiral pattern.. wish i could draw it for you when you have the right heat and wire speed setting your weld on that angle iron should look like a bunch of stacked coins

P.S. Don't expect anything but ugly from that flux core wire...there is alot of slag present with that stuff ,you can chip it and wire brush for a better look...also check and make sure the polarity is correct its different for flux core wire.

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