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post #31 of 141 Old 12-14-2011, 10:56 PM
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thats a good idea, i wouldnt have thought of putting it close but it makes sense that way
One other tip to save yer electrics: even if yer on the trail or in the mud, do whatever it takes to have a good clean ground wherever you clamp ot on. I mean shiny clean. And keep the ground as close as possible, a few inches away from the weld even. Reason why is basic electricity and physics. A dirty ground means high resistance, and high resistance causes the voltage to spike. And voltage spikes eat electronics for lunch. Even if the alt is only putting 30 volts running, it can get up to a hundred volts when you pull out of the weld and the arc stops.
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post #32 of 141 Old 12-14-2011, 11:01 PM Thread Starter
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One other tip to save yer electrics: even if yer on the trail or in the mud, do whatever it takes to have a good clean ground wherever you clamp ot on. I mean shiny clean. And keep the ground as close as possible, a few inches away from the weld even. Reason why is basic electricity and physics. A dirty ground means high resistance, and high resistance causes the voltage to spike. And voltage spikes eat electronics for lunch. Even if the alt is only putting 30 volts running, it can get up to a hundred volts when you pull out of the weld and the arc stops.
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on board air system is next so ill be sure to have a small grinder with me to clean off surfaces as best i can, put a lotta work into the v8 swap on this, it would suck to fry the electronics from being careless

build thread:
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/9...-spud-1218315/
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1997 ZJ limited - BONE stock
2003 tj - 4in skyjacker, 33" mickey thompsons
my on board alternator/welder write up
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/a...te-up-1301614/
my tj 1/2 doors on a yj write up
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/t...ation-1417686/
RC vs BDS
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/r...s-bds-1461555/
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post #33 of 141 Old 12-14-2011, 11:04 PM
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on board air system is next so ill be sure to have a small grinder with me to clean off surfaces as best i can, put a lotta work into the v8 swap on this, it would suck to fry the electronics from being careless
Big ol files are cheaper I stock up on them every year... the 16-inch ones. Buck a pop at the flea market. Did I mention that I'm the cheapest guy you'll ever see? THATS why I love this thread so much!
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post #34 of 141 Old 12-14-2011, 11:06 PM Thread Starter
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Big ol files are cheaper I stock up on them every year... the 16-inch ones. Buck a pop at the flea market. Did I mention that I'm the cheapest guy you'll ever see? THATS why I love this thread so much!
ill be investing in some of those as well then, cheap is best as long as it works. a buck is a lot better than a $300 ecu lol

build thread:
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/9...-spud-1218315/
1994 yj stretched, locked and loaded - 6.0l vortec lq4, 4l60e, np231, Dana 44s 37" interco trxus m/t, 3.5" bds front leafs, double triangulated 4 link rear on xj front coils.
1997 ZJ limited - BONE stock
2003 tj - 4in skyjacker, 33" mickey thompsons
my on board alternator/welder write up
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/a...te-up-1301614/
my tj 1/2 doors on a yj write up
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/t...ation-1417686/
RC vs BDS
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/r...s-bds-1461555/
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post #35 of 141 Old 12-14-2011, 11:10 PM
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I know for sure I'm gonna be doing this on my rig ASAP.
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post #36 of 141 Old 12-14-2011, 11:12 PM
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Ripper - that's awesome! Can it carry the voltage and amps long enough to run a bead? I know that its purely for field repairs, just wondering...
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I know for sure I'm gonna be doing this on my rig ASAP.
post up when you do, ill be interested to see what you do with yours. i kinda pulled my design outta my *** so theres a lot of improvements that can be made

build thread:
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/9...-spud-1218315/
1994 yj stretched, locked and loaded - 6.0l vortec lq4, 4l60e, np231, Dana 44s 37" interco trxus m/t, 3.5" bds front leafs, double triangulated 4 link rear on xj front coils.
1997 ZJ limited - BONE stock
2003 tj - 4in skyjacker, 33" mickey thompsons
my on board alternator/welder write up
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/a...te-up-1301614/
my tj 1/2 doors on a yj write up
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/t...ation-1417686/
RC vs BDS
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/r...s-bds-1461555/
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post #38 of 141 Old 12-14-2011, 11:16 PM Thread Starter
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Ripper - that's awesome! Can it carry the voltage and amps long enough to run a bead? I know that its purely for field repairs, just wondering...
yea its 100% duty cycle so you can weld as long as you still have more rods. with someone who is actually a good stick welder im sure it'd do very well, i mostly do mig so im still learning stick but from what ive seen the welds it puts down will hold just as well

build thread:
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/9...-spud-1218315/
1994 yj stretched, locked and loaded - 6.0l vortec lq4, 4l60e, np231, Dana 44s 37" interco trxus m/t, 3.5" bds front leafs, double triangulated 4 link rear on xj front coils.
1997 ZJ limited - BONE stock
2003 tj - 4in skyjacker, 33" mickey thompsons
my on board alternator/welder write up
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/a...te-up-1301614/
my tj 1/2 doors on a yj write up
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/t...ation-1417686/
RC vs BDS
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/r...s-bds-1461555/
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post #39 of 141 Old 12-14-2011, 11:22 PM
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post up when you do, ill be interested to see what you do with yours. i kinda pulled my design outta my *** so theres a lot of improvements that can be made
I heard of guys doing this but I didn't believe them. But I believe this. Srsly, thank you!

Ya see, I've been unemployed for a *long* time. Years. I can't weld full-time anymore (disability). But maybe I can do odd jobs this way on the side.
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I heard of guys doing this but I didn't believe them. But I believe this. Srsly, thank you!

Ya see, I've been unemployed for a *long* time. Years. I can't weld full-time anymore (disability). But maybe I can do odd jobs this way on the side.
glad i could make you a believer lol, i didnt believe it either but i figured what the hell, the worst that can happen is it doesnt work and id just end up having an extra alternator mounted on the jeep.

build thread:
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/9...-spud-1218315/
1994 yj stretched, locked and loaded - 6.0l vortec lq4, 4l60e, np231, Dana 44s 37" interco trxus m/t, 3.5" bds front leafs, double triangulated 4 link rear on xj front coils.
1997 ZJ limited - BONE stock
2003 tj - 4in skyjacker, 33" mickey thompsons
my on board alternator/welder write up
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/a...te-up-1301614/
my tj 1/2 doors on a yj write up
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/t...ation-1417686/
RC vs BDS
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/r...s-bds-1461555/
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btw to anyone else planning on doing this make sure you disconnect your field wire, it will drain your battery over night... found that out last week

build thread:
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/9...-spud-1218315/
1994 yj stretched, locked and loaded - 6.0l vortec lq4, 4l60e, np231, Dana 44s 37" interco trxus m/t, 3.5" bds front leafs, double triangulated 4 link rear on xj front coils.
1997 ZJ limited - BONE stock
2003 tj - 4in skyjacker, 33" mickey thompsons
my on board alternator/welder write up
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/a...te-up-1301614/
my tj 1/2 doors on a yj write up
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/t...ation-1417686/
RC vs BDS
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/r...s-bds-1461555/
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btw to anyone else planning on doing this make sure you disconnect your field wire, it will drain your battery over night... found that out last week
Could always just put a switch there. I had an idea to mount a switch on the stinger itself, and just use jacks to plug the whole thing in thru the grille... kinda like those HD connectors on tow trucks.
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im waiting for a set of plugs to come on sale from harbor freight so i dont have to clip leads on em anymore lol. i was gonna put a switch in but i didnt have one laying around so im just using a knife connector for now.

build thread:
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/9...-spud-1218315/
1994 yj stretched, locked and loaded - 6.0l vortec lq4, 4l60e, np231, Dana 44s 37" interco trxus m/t, 3.5" bds front leafs, double triangulated 4 link rear on xj front coils.
1997 ZJ limited - BONE stock
2003 tj - 4in skyjacker, 33" mickey thompsons
my on board alternator/welder write up
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/a...te-up-1301614/
my tj 1/2 doors on a yj write up
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/t...ation-1417686/
RC vs BDS
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/r...s-bds-1461555/
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Jeep does sound great

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