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Unread 04-27-2009, 05:30 PM   #16
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that's awesome!!
i think you'd be better off with some trusty ol' arc welding leads..

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Unread 04-27-2009, 05:35 PM   #17
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Plus it is a MIG welder
sorry to say, this isn't a MIG welder.. MIG stands for Metal Inert Gas.. Inert gas being CO2 or Argon..

That's a flux core welder.. if you look at the wire ID it'll have a T standing for tubular wire.. MIG uses S wire, or solid wire..
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Unread 04-27-2009, 05:55 PM   #18
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sorry to say, this isn't a MIG welder.. MIG stands for Metal Inert Gas.. Inert gas being CO2 or Argon..

That's a flux core welder.. if you look at the wire ID it'll have a T standing for tubular wire.. MIG uses S wire, or solid wire..
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Unread 04-27-2009, 06:00 PM   #19
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sorry to say, this isn't a MIG welder.. MIG stands for Metal Inert Gas.. Inert gas being CO2 or Argon..

That's a flux core welder.. if you look at the wire ID it'll have a T standing for tubular wire.. MIG uses S wire, or solid wire..
You are right, it is a flux-core wire (FCAW) welder but it uses wire and it's so much like my Miller MIG welder that it's just easier to call it that. Even a few welding guru friends call it their portable MIG welder just because it welds much like a standard MIG welder. My Miller 180 is located in Miller's MIG welding section on their website, should they remove it from that section because it can also do FCAW?
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Unread 05-11-2009, 04:50 AM   #20
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UPDATE; It's alive!!

I was running E-6011 @ 2500 rpm's yesterday. Need a bigger drive pulley.

Also permenant mounting would require a hood scoop, to cover up the big hole I'd need to make to close the hood.

Pics to follow ASAP!
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Well after I drained the oil, I ran water through the engine to clean out the gunk. (the guy who owned before me obvioulsy didn't know how to maintain the engine).

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Unread 05-12-2009, 09:46 PM   #21
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Well after I drained the oil, I ran water through the engine to clean out the gunk. (the guy who owned before me obvioulsy didn't know how to maintain the engine).

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Unread 05-13-2009, 11:27 AM   #22
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Bad ***!! Lets see some more of the types of beads you can lay down with that!!
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Unread 05-13-2009, 12:27 PM   #23
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lol Nice. I'm going Jerry's route I suspect. Still fun to watch.
Can't help but recall the famous last words of a redneck.......


























Hey, Ya'all watch this!

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Unread 05-14-2009, 10:36 PM   #24
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Nice avatar you got there jeepguy!!! Hope it didn't hurt too much!

I thrashed on the steering pump tonight. Pulled it off & drilled through the dual pulley, to mount the crankshaft pulley over the small one. Had to remove all the crap I put on there the other day. At least there's a payoff, now Weldzilla will have plenty of RPM's to work with!
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Unread 05-14-2009, 10:39 PM   #25
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Bad ***!! Lets see some more of the types of beads you can lay down with that!!
Now that it has the RPM's, I'll be fabbing those "Blazer tire rack" junkyard tube doors. Supposed to rain here this weekend, but at least I'll get the new belt, & dimmer switch & be ready.
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Unread 05-15-2009, 10:26 PM   #26
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Got the belt, but need one size tighter. $10.00 each, crap just went up $20.00!

It's workable for now, & I got one junkyard tube door together before the rain came.
No time for pics 2night, but I'll get some up soon.

Gonna forgo the dimmer, as it's easy enough to control with RPM's.

I was running 1/8" E-7018, @ 1500 RPM's on the door & it was a sweet arc, although you have to keep the arc tight or it will break. beads look good enough, & penetration is excellent. Nice strong weld.

Arc makes a sweet kind of whistling/ whining sound, prolly due to the high frequency of the alt.

Glad to see it's working, after all the time, effert, & $$$ I put into it! I'm damned psyched about it!
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Unread 05-15-2009, 11:20 PM   #27
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Very impressive!!! I like homebrew *****!!!
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Unread 05-17-2009, 06:02 PM   #28
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Very impressive!!! I like homebrew *****!!!
I actually prefer to build my own junk. It's easier to fix, if you are the one to put it all together! No mysteries to ponder.


Just found out that alternator welders are 100% duty cycle! This is a good thing to know, now I won't worry so much.
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Unread 06-05-2009, 12:12 PM   #29
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Personally I'd rather use a Readywelder which uses two 12 volt batteries in series. I looked at Premier and Mobi Weld systems which both use the alternator but the Readywelder is what I'm going for. Plus it is a MIG welder so I don't need to worry about carrying welding rods with me that can go bad.

I have this very same kit. absolutely love it. I had to use it once since I've had it to repair an XJ's coil bucket. Easy to use, easy to setup, well worththe price! I like the alternator though buddy! thinkin outside the box.
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Unread 06-05-2009, 12:55 PM   #30
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Just found out that alternator welders are 100% duty cycle! This is a good thing to know, now I won't worry so much.
That will be a good thing if you plan to use it as a production shop welder where a 100% duty cycle is needed. Otherwise, even a 20% duty cycle is fine for the occasional trail repair as alternator welders here on JF will mostly be used for.
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