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Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 01-18-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By crystallographic
Hi Mark, I've gotten a lot of use from my...

Hi Mark,
I've gotten a lot of use from my Miller MSW 220V handheld spot welder, shown in this manual. I bought it new in 1982 and if I keep things tight and clean and the tips shaped well I can make...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 01-18-2019, 02:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 116
Posted By crystallographic
Aluminum Gas Welding - Instruction

Just an FYI for resource information on using the torch for gas welding aluminum sheet. TM Tech has been a supplier of aluminum gas welding materials and instruction since 1990.


A handy little...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 01-17-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,232
Posted By crystallographic
I've only photo'd my torch stuff for my company...

I've only photo'd my torch stuff for my company edu and promo for a while, and I use my Tm2000 lens cut for my camera and I rig the lighting to balance the view enough to get me by. :)

I know...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 01-07-2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 728
Posted By crystallographic
Work the longest uncurved sections first, tacking...

Work the longest uncurved sections first, tacking and tapping your way along. You will see how this part behaves as you go.
Remember that welds always pull/contract/shrink, so you expect some....
Forum: Basic questions and answers 01-06-2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 728
Posted By crystallographic
Yes, any added restraint helps noticeably. !! ...

Yes, any added restraint helps noticeably.
!!
;)
Forum: Automotive Projects 01-06-2019, 03:51 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,293
Posted By crystallographic
Aha - okay - For my own investigations, I have...

Aha - okay -
For my own investigations, I have pushed the limits of overfluxing the aluminum weld - and no bad happens. ;) (Even duplicating some half-inch / 12mm wide Vignale welds on .063/1.5mm...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 01-06-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 728
Posted By crystallographic
Hi Bernt, Familiar part. Variations also, on...

Hi Bernt,
Familiar part.
Variations also, on many front glass sections - Alfa, Bug, Hisp, Isotta, Mercer, Graber ... and on...
I like your method as it suits your thinking, and experience.
So, I...
Forum: General Discussion 01-06-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 606
Posted By crystallographic
How are eyebrows attached?:confused: Photo...

How are eyebrows attached?:confused:
Photo closeup ?
Material and thickness, please?
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 01-05-2019, 06:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,541
Posted By crystallographic
I'm glad your torch is now working for you, Bill....

I'm glad your torch is now working for you, Bill.
A little bit of maintenance on it was all that was needed. :p;)

Good to see you are practicing your welding. :):):)
Forum: Automotive Projects 01-05-2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,293
Posted By crystallographic
Looking good. For the "blows" - and they occur...

Looking good.
For the "blows" - and they occur every now and then - clean the flux off and hammer/dolly the thick spots around the holes and the holes close up - then you can re-weld easily to...
Forum: Automotive Projects 01-04-2019, 05:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,293
Posted By crystallographic
Here in the US, the approach/technique can vary...

Here in the US, the approach/technique can vary somewhat but overall it is pretty much consistent:


For O/Acet torch welding of aluminum -
Clean the aluminum to bright, first with an acceptable...
Forum: Automotive Projects 01-03-2019, 03:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,293
Posted By crystallographic
I've seen these welds on 1930's - 1960's Euro...

I've seen these welds on 1930's - 1960's Euro coachworks from Germany, Schweitz, UK, Spain and Italy.
I demonstrated this on my 1994 Aluminum Gas Welding DVD using O/A on horizontal and vertical...
Forum: Automotive Projects 01-01-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 79,296
Posted By crystallographic
"serial serious accomplishments" :cool: ...

"serial serious accomplishments" :cool:

recognitions well-earned. :eek:

Kudos! :)

Success and joy in 2019 !!
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 12-29-2018, 07:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,232
Posted By crystallographic
Yes, the Meco Aviator Jet is a very good torch. ...

Yes, the Meco Aviator Jet is a very good torch.
Unfortunately, the Aviator Jet was discontinued back in the mid-1990's, when Victor/Thermadyne bought the Meco company and then destroyed all...
Forum: General Discussion 12-28-2018, 01:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,230
Posted By crystallographic
Will is one serious builder, and my hat is off to...

Will is one serious builder, and my hat is off to him and his serial serious accomplishments on the NASCAR track. I am deeply joyed for him to be celebrated now, as it is all to easy for history to...
Forum: Introductions 12-26-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 169
Posted By crystallographic
Hi Matt, Minden/Gardnerville had the Ted Bacon...

Hi Matt,
Minden/Gardnerville had the Ted Bacon collection and had a number of antique motorsickle.auto.airplane guys. Don't know about current interests there ... but lovely area.
Welcome.
Forum: Software for Metalshaping 12-24-2018, 09:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 425
Posted By crystallographic
Very useful info, Michael. Thank you ! Glad to...

Very useful info, Michael. Thank you !
Glad to see what you are up to.
Happy Christmas!
Forum: General Discussion 12-23-2018, 08:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,230
Posted By crystallographic
Will has won enough "serious" Rattle A awards to...

Will has won enough "serious" Rattle A awards to go on in detail about the color of bolt heads, washer thicknesses, and esoteric markings that make or break an accurate restoration - on top of...
Forum: General Discussion 12-20-2018, 01:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,230
Posted By crystallographic
Your focus was building a competitive race car,...

Your focus was building a competitive race car, Will. I have a lot of respect for your success at fabricating auto components and solving "go-faster" issues. At the time you were doing this stuff...
Forum: Automotive Projects 12-19-2018, 01:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 771
Posted By crystallographic
Hi Bruno, Good to see you stick with the job...

Hi Bruno,
Good to see you stick with the job until you have a part.
Press die parts like these are very informative- for the one doing them, and also for the interested spectators. :):)
Thank you...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 12-07-2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,459
Posted By crystallographic
Sorry, cannot do it right now - leaving to teach...

Sorry, cannot do it right now - leaving to teach in DC. Back in 12 days. :):)
Forum: Automotive Projects 12-07-2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 79,296
Posted By crystallographic
Been thinking about your car Will. If you...

Been thinking about your car Will.
If you wanted to go "full Edwardian" you could add a big ole nasty chain drive, dual to both rear wheels... :):) :p
yeehaw!!
Forum: General Discussion 12-06-2018, 01:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 336
Posted By crystallographic
Hi SmashBang, Note that wheels are Cast...

Hi SmashBang,
Note that wheels are Cast aluminum and bumpers are Extruded. Very different critters. Okay?
Try heating a 4in area of your bumper to 650F using a temp crayon or an IR gun.

You DO...
Forum: Events 12-03-2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,053
Posted By crystallographic
Yeah skintcarter - all of the torches work, so...

Yeah skintcarter - all of the torches work, so anytime someone wants to try a such-and-such model, chances are it is somewhere in the torch drawer. :)
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Filler metals - yes Will, I never know...
Forum: Events 12-02-2018, 06:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,053
Posted By crystallographic
3rd day - Brazing, Braze-welding, and Welding ... and ...

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Double lap weld on .050 3003.
Planished in the Punishing Hammer, so .110" thick weld goes flat back to .050. Nice and smooth :)

and fast. No pinchy fingers. :)

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