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  1. Neighbor has a full on 8.5kw gen/welder on a trailer, it got flooded in 2016 and the cable rusted up inside. I considered buying him a new cable, but the ace is slower and more controllable for someone like me who is self taught with maybe 10 hours of welding experience total. Neighbor hard core prefers stick welding and just never replaced it because he hardly ever used mig. Hadn't considered renting a mig, didn't realize that you could, but thinking about it now it would seem weird for there not to be welder rentals. I still have to pull the driver fender back off an
  2. I decided to try and weld the doors. It didn't go so well. I managed to gas weld the drivers door to at least being functional, I ended up cutting out the latch section on the passenger door. What happens when you douse the door with water after welding and then walk away for 5 minutes. I attempted to save the original metal, gave up. Cracks went too far, and I had tried to use a stick welder on its lowest setting. Ended up using oxy/ace and got after I went and got another acetylene tank and a 00 size welding tip for it.
  3. Out of curiosity, the light isn't physically loose is it? The little metal clips that hold to the adjusting screws can occasionally pop off and being HIDs, that spectrum line on the cutoff might be hitting him. Barring that, as previously said, wiring or something sounds suspect. I had a little water get in my ballasts from condensate, but I think morimoto ballasts are potted in resin completely.
  4. I'm not sure if common is the right word.... Inevitable? Potential? Incipient? It will likely eventually happen to all units if they were put into service for 500k. It's not a NV4500 issue, it can happen to all ball detents given enough cycles. $2.63 for regular??? bought diesel the other day for $1.97 and regular for $1.70.
  5. The purple stuff is my preferred style. The sodium hydroxide in it dissolves the lipids in skin, makes it feel slick like bleach. But it does clean grease and oil up very well, particularly when warm. I like to use a spray bottle that has a foam setting, seems to stick to vertical surfaces better. Old age? I really have no idea how that works, but Mikes description seems accurate.
  6. The second one was suppose to happen tonight, It was canceled. The third on is supposedly coming up in a few days, and is uncertain. Having watched most of the first one I really wonder what has happened, as in my previous topic. That was tragic, for both sides. I decided to watch the 1960 debate between Nixon and Kennedy and they only disagreed on how to achieve the end goal. They both agreed with the direction of the country and were both strongly for the US. They were both presidents of the people, even though they were in opposing parties. I would have a hard time
  7. In my experience, most women who choose to work in a craft/trade/physical jobs are exemplary employees, among the best. My mother says it partially has to do with having to prove that they can handle the work. Of the 20 or so I know of, there is only one I wouldn't hire.
  8. I would do it, and plan to on both mine. I strongly suspect that it would improve the ride on washboard/railroad tracks/roads where expansive soil is causing buckling in the pavement, at least when power is being applied. Even more so when a heavy trailer is involved. I put new shocks on my 2012 and it would still buck like crazy under load with axle wrap when pulling. As far as the clutch grabbing.... My IH 886 tractor weights ~13k. It obviously has a solid frame with no suspension at all. It bucks occasionally (mildy) when releasing the clutch with no lo
  9. A few drops of the uv leak detect die in the oil will tell you all kinds of things. It's the only way we found leaks on the the equipment once they get all grimy with a half inch layer of sludge built up everywhere because hourly construction employees. I once had PS hoses leak along the entire length of the hose through at least 30 or more pinholes. I'm still not done degreasing the entire underside of the truck.
  10. 280 jives with what I remember, but my FSM's are 600 miles away currently.
  11. And the transmission cooler. a lot of chrysler vehicles came with PS coolers. Sees odd to me that trucks and stuff with higher load didnt(same with GM).
  12. The scary part... Im almost certain that he does indeed have a 24v with 56k on it. He had pictures and the whole fuss with his family that was 2 hours away was, they had to drop his truck off at the local dodge dealership and then come get his chevy with his mothers truck and his inlaw's bosses trailer. It took them forever because they got it stuck on the trailer as it fell through one of the planks on the pass side by the dove tail so they yanked it off at the dealership. I overheard all of this over his phone because it was so loud. Sure enough, they get here and th
  13. But that's only 11 better than the VP44 when even the most casual of observers can tell that the VP66 is both 11 better than the VP55 and 22 better than the VP44.
  14. So, across the road from me and maybe 300 feet back, they are installing a new natural gas pipe line. It's 24" and ~1200 psi. BIG. Anyway, that means welders and trucks. With Delta just having coming through, it has taken over 3 days for the pasture to return to its normal not swamp state. I was looking out of my garage when I hear a V8 through flowmasters revving up, I turn to see a 2000ish Chevy z71 pull out on the road and then what sounds like a he caught the gate and is dragging it. He stops after about 40 feet. Goes into reverse, stops goes forward and then comes
  15. How does temp affect it? Both ambient and first start versus up to temp. I have a Borgeson steering box that is the larger than the original, and by their own claim, a newer design. It is a quick ratio, just over 3 turns lock to lock. Been in there for almost 50k with no noticeable wear on 33's, and on bad ball joints
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